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Human Rights, Culture and Context : Anthropological Perspectives - Richard Ashby Wilson

Human Rights, Culture and Context

Anthropological Perspectives

By: Richard Ashby Wilson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th May 1998
ISBN: 9780745311425
Number Of Pages: 227

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A world characterized by ethno-nationalist struggles, civil wars, and political violence has led anthropologists to examine in more detail the relationships between state violence, ideas about "culture", and the activities of human rights organizations. This text considers recent theoretical insights into the politics of identity and traces the concrete interconnections created by the globalization of human rights. Drawing on case studies from around the world - Guatemala, Mauritius, Amazonia, Hawaii, Iran, the United States and Mexico - this collection documents how transnational human rights discourses and legal institutions are materialized, imposed, resisted and transformed in a variety of contexts.

'By establishing a link between normative and empirical analysis, this book offers valuable insights into human rights discourse' -- International Affairs

Acknowledgements
Contributors
Human Rights, Culture and Context: An Introductionp. 1
Legal Pluralism and Transnational Culture: The Ka Ho'okolokolonui Kanaka Maoli Tribunal, Hawai'i, 1993p. 28
Multiculturalism, Individualism and Human Rights: Romanticism, the Enlightenment and Lessons from Mauritiusp. 49
Liberalism, Socio-economic Rights and the Politics of Identity: From Moral Economy to Indigenous Rightsp. 70
On Torture, or Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatmentp. 111
Representing Human Rights Violations: Social Contexts and Subjectivitiesp. 134
Universal and Sustainable Human Rights? Special Tribunals in Guatemalap. 161
To Whom Should We Listen? Human Rights Activism in Two Guatemalan Land Disputesp. 187
Indexp. 216
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ISBN: 9780745311425
ISBN-10: 0745311423
Series: Anthropology, Culture and Society (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: 20th May 1998
Publisher: Pluto Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.39 x 13.41  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1