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From the Margins of Globalization : Critical Perspectives on Human Rights - Neve Gordon

From the Margins of Globalization

Critical Perspectives on Human Rights

By: Neve Gordon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th September 2004
ISBN: 9780739108789
Number Of Pages: 312

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'Either you are with us or you are with the Terrorists!' President Bush exclaimed in a joint session of Congress ten days after the September 11 attacks. Even though the war on terrorism and the discourse surrounding it were ostensibly unleashed to protect freedom and enhance democracy, they have actually empowered authoritarian elements of state power and relegated human rights to the margins of the political arena. InFrom the Margins of Globalization: Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, Neve Gordon assembles work of leading intellectuals and rights activists from around the globe. While highlighting the importance of human rights, each essay in this volume also encourages a critical perspective, stretching, as it were, the conception of human rights beyond its current borders. Whether it's Iranian premier, Mohammad Khatami, writing on the clash of civilizations, Ytienne Balibar thinking through universalism, racism, and sexism, or Ruchama Marton discussing the relation between human rights and psychiatry, this book comprises a challenge to some of the dominant worldviews circulating in the west. Anyone studying human rights or globalization in the fields of anthropology, philosophy, political science, political theory, economy and sociology should have a copy of this volume.

This volume, part of the series Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory, assembles nine essays by leading activists on topics such as development and economic rights; globalization and the rights of stateless people; health rights, migrant workers and women's health.--National Catholic Reporter

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introduction: Human Rights as Being-Marginal-in-the-Worldp. 1
Cross-Cultural Dialogue and Universalism
Islam, Iran, and the Dialogue of Civilizationsp. 25
Racism, Sexism, Universalism(s)p. 43
Development and Economic Rights
Between Despots and Banks: A Human Rights Response to Africa's Debt Crisisp. 63
Socioeconomic Rights, Radical Democracy, and Power: South Africa as a Case Studyp. 87
Globalization and the Rights of Stateless People
New Formulas, Old Sins: Human Rights Abuses against Migrant Workers, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees in the Americasp. 129
At the Border of Rights: Migration, Sex Work, and Traffickingp. 161
The Body, the Mind, and Health Rights
The Right to Madness: From the Personal to the Political-Psychiatry and Human Rightsp. 195
Embodying Shadows: Tracing the Contours of Women's Rights to Healthp. 223
Human Rights and Accountability
Human Rights and Sacred Cows: Framing Violence, Disappearing Strugglesp. 261
Indexp. 297
About the Contributorsp. 309
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ISBN: 9780739108789
ISBN-10: 0739108786
Series: Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 28th September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.02 x 15.44  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.52