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Human Rights in Global Perspective: Anthropological Studies of Rights, Claims and Entitlements / Edition 1

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Overview

The aim of this volume is to understand, from an anthropological perspective, the consequences of the rise of rights discussions and institutions in both local and global politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415304092
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/29/2003
  • Series: ASA Monographs Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Lexile: 1540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard A. Wilson is Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. He has written and edited numerous works on political violence and human rights, including Human Rights, Culture and Context (1997), Culture and Rights (2001) and The Politics of Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa (2001). Jon P. Mitchell is Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. His books include Ambivalent Europeans (Routledge, 2001).

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: the social life of rights 1
1 Representing the common good: the limits of legal language 16
2 Two approaches to rights and religion in contemporary France 33
3 This turbulent priest: contesting religious rights and the state in the Tibetan Shugden controversy 54
4 Legal/illegal counterpoints: subjecthood and subjectivity in an unrecognized state 71
5 Anthropologists as expert witnesses: political asylum cases involving Sri Lankan Tamils 93
6 Voices from the margins: knowledge and interpellation in Israeli human rights protests 118
7 The uncertain political limits of cultural claims: minority rights politics in south-east Europe 140
8 Using rights to measure wrongs: a case study of method and moral in the work of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission 163
9 Reproduction, health, rights: connections and disconnections 183
10 Rights and the poor 209
11 The rights of being human 229
Index 251
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