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Counting the dead : the culture and politics of human rights activism in Colombia

Author: Winifred Tate
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Series: California series in public anthropology, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores how the idea of human rights is actually employed by activists and human rights professionals. Tate, an anthropologist and activist with extensive experience in Colombia, finds that radically different ideas about human rights have shaped three groups of human rights professionals working there--nongovernmental activists, state representatives, and military officers. From publisher description.
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Winifred Tate
ISBN: 9780520252820 0520252829 9780520252837 0520252837 1433708973 9781433708978
OCLC Number: 123137059
Description: xv, 379 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Colombia : mapping the eternal crisis --
Solidarity with our class brothers : the first wave of Colombian human rights activism --
The production of human rights knowledge and the practice of politics --
The emotional politics of activism in the 1990s --
The global imaginaries of Colombian activists at the United Nations and beyond --
State activism and the production of impunity --
Human rights and the Colombian military's war stories.
Series Title: California series in public anthropology, 18.
Responsibility: Winifred Tate.
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Drawing from the life stories of high-profile activists, interviews with military officials, and research at the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, this work underscores the importance  Read more...

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