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Are women human? : and other international dialogues

Author: Catharine A MacKinnon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exposing the consequences and significance of the systematic maltreatment of women, and its systemic condonation, this book takes us into the heart of the international law of conflict to ask - and reveal - why the international community can rally against terrorists' violence, but not against violence against women.
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Genre/Form: études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catharine A MacKinnon
ISBN: 0674021878 9780674021877 9780674025554 0674025555
OCLC Number: 62085505
Awards: Shortlisted for Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year 2007.
Description: x, 419 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : women's status, men's states --
Part I. Theory and Reality: --
1. On torture (1990) --
2. Human rights and global violence against women (1992) --
3. Theory is not a luxury (1993) --
4. Are women human? (1999) --
5. Postmodernism and human rights (2000) --
6: The promise of CEDAW's optional protocol (2004) --
Part II. Struggles within States: --
7. Making sex equality real (1985) --
8. Nationbuilding in Canada (1988) --
9. Misogyny's cold heart (1987) --
10. On sex and violence : introducing the antipornography civil rights law in Sweden (1990) --
11. Equality remade : violence against women (1991) --
12: Pornography's empire (1995) --
13: Sex equality under the constitution of India : problems, prospects, and "personal laws" (2006) --
Part III. Through the Bosnian Lens: --14. Crimes of war, crimes of peace (1993) --
15. Turning rape into pornography : postmodern genocide (1993) --
16. Rape as nationbuilding (1994) --
17. From Auschwitz to Omarska, Nuremberg to The Hague (1994) --
18. Rape, genocide, and women's human rights (1994) --
19. Gender-based crimes in humanitarian law (1997) --
20: War crimes remedies at the national level (1997) --
21. Collective harms under the alien tort statute : a cautionary note on class actions (1999) --
22. Genocide's sexuality (2005) --
Part IV. On the Cutting Edge: --
23. Defining rape internationally : a comment on Akayesu (2006) --
24. Pornography as trafficking (2005) --
25. Women's September 11th : rethinking the international law of conflict (2006).
Responsibility: Catharine A. MacKinnon.
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More than half a century after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights defined what a human being is and is entitled to, this book asks: Are women human yet?  Read more...

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"MacKinnon is the world's leading feminist legal theorist, and her work over the past three decades has helped create an entire field of theorizing about gender, the State, and law." - Charles King, Read more...

 
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