Sex Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2002 (Oxford Amnesty Lectures Series)

Sex Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2002 (Oxford Amnesty Lectures Series)

by Nicholas Bamforth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192805614

ISBN-13: 9780192805614

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Discrimination due to gender and sexual orientation tends nowadays to be prohibited under international human rights instruments, as well as under the national laws of many countries that express their commitment to defending human rights. Nonetheless, as the work of Amnesty International has shown, violence against women (whatever their sexual orientation), gay

…  See more details below

Overview

Discrimination due to gender and sexual orientation tends nowadays to be prohibited under international human rights instruments, as well as under the national laws of many countries that express their commitment to defending human rights. Nonetheless, as the work of Amnesty International has shown, violence against women (whatever their sexual orientation), gay men, trans-gendered and transsexual persons remains an appallingly constant phenomenon, both in countries that have an official commitment to fighting these forms of discrimination and in those that do not.

These essays seek to explore some of the inter-connections between human rights, gender, and sexuality. The contributors are united in their belief that it is a serious human rights violation unjustly to penalize people because of their sex or sexual orientation. Many difficult questions are considered. How do we understand and categorize human rights abuses related to a person's sex or sexual orientation, for example? Does their inclusion within the remit of human rights abuses require us to refine what we mean by human rights? What weight, if any, should be given to demands made in the name of particular religious and cultural traditions which seek to restrict the rights of women and sexual minority groups? And how far have we come, and how far have we left to go, in the quest for a world in which discrimination based on sex and sexual orientation is a thing of the past?

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192805614
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Oxford Amnesty Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Introduction to Judith Butler44
On being beside oneself : on the limits of sexual autonomy48
2Introduction to Susan Moller Okin79
Women's human rights in the late twentieth century : one step forward, two steps back83
3Women's human rights in the third world119
4Introduction to Alan Sinfield137
Rape and rights : Measure for measure and the limits of cultural imperialism140
5'Crimes unpunished : crimes as Punishment' - introduction to Rose George159
Share a spliff, share a girl - same difference : the unpleasant reality of gang rape166
6Introduction to Robert Wintemute183
From 'sex rights' to 'love rights' : partnership rights as human rights186
7Introduction to Marina Warner225
Who's sorry now? : personal stories, public apologies228

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >