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The practice of human rights : tracking law between the global and the local

Author: Mark Goodale; Sally Engle Merry
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in law and society.
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Human rights are now the dominant approach to social justice globally. But how do human rights work? What do they do? Drawing on anthropological studies of human rights work from around the world, this book examines human rights in practice. It shows how groups and organizations mobilize human rights language in a variety of local settings, often differently from those imagined by human rights law itself. The case  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Practice of human rights.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007281367
(OCoLC)124025607
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Goodale; Sally Engle Merry
ISBN: 9780511335341 0511335342 0511333439 9780511333439 0511334761 9780511334764 9780511332135 0511332130 9780511339417 0511339410 9780511819193 0511819196
OCLC Number: 212628485
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 384 pages).
Contents: Introduction. Locating rights, envisioning law between the global and the local / Mark Goodale --
pt. I. States of violence --
Introduction / Sally Engle Merry --
Human rights as culprit, human rights as victim: rights and security in the states of exception / Daniel M. Goldstein --
"Secularism is a human right!:: double-binds of Buddhism, democracy, and identity in Nepal / Lauren Leve --
pt. II. Registers of power --
Introduction / Laura Nader --
The power of right(s): tracking empires of law and new modes of social resistance in Bolivia (and elsewhere) / Mark Goodale --
Exercising rights and reconfiguring resistance in the the Zapatista Juntas de Buen Gobierno / Shannon Speed --
pt. III. Conditions of vulnerability --
Introduction / Sally Engle Merry --
Rights to indigenous culture in Colombia / Jean E. Jackson --
The 2000 UN Human Trafficking Protocol: rights, enforcement, vulnerabilities / Kay Warren --
pt. IV. Encountering ambivalence --
Introduction / Balakrishnan Rajagopal --
Transnational legal conflict between peasants and corporations in Burma: human rights and discursive ambivalence under the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act / John G. Dale --
Being Swazi, being human: custom, constitutionalism and human rights in an African polity / Sari Wastell --
Conclusion. Tyrannosaurus lex: the anthropology of human rights and transnational law / Richard Ashby Wilson.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in law and society.
Responsibility: editors, Mark Goodale and Sally Engle Merry.
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