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Human rights, culture and context : anthropological perspectives

Author: Richard Wilson
Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 1997.
Series: Anthropology, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A world characterised 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 organisations. The first coherent contextual study of its kind, Human Rights, Culture and Context moves beyond the conventional anthropological dichotomy of universalism versus  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
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Human rights, culture and context.
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 1997
(DLC) 96028839
(OCoLC)35017568
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wilson
ISBN: 0585372748 9780585372747
OCLC Number: 48140011
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 227 pages) : map.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Human rights, culture and context : an introduction / Richard A. Wilson --
Legal pluralism and transnational culture : the Ka Ho'okolokolonui Kanaka Maoli Tribunal, Hawai'i, 1993 / Sally Engle Merry --
Multiculturalism, individualism and human rights : romanticism, the Enlightenment and lessons from Mauritius / Thomas Hylland Eriksen --
Liberalism, socio-economic rights and the politics of identity : from moral economy to indigenous rights / John Gledhill --
On torture, or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment / Talal Asad --
Representing human rights violations : social contexts and subjectivities / Richard A. Wilson --
Universal and sustainable human rights? Special tribunals in Guatemala / Jennifer Schirmer --
To whom should we listen? Human rights activism in two Guatemalan land disputes / David Stoll.
Series Title: Anthropology, culture, and society.
Other Titles: Human rights, culture & context
Responsibility: edited by Richard A. Wilson.

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

 
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