Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights / Edition 1

Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights / Edition 1

by Mark Philip Bradley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813530520

ISBN-13: 9780813530529

Pub. Date: 06/01/2002

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Among the signal developments of the last third of the twentieth century has been the emergence of a new politics of human rights. The transnational circulation of norms, networks, and representations has advanced human rights claims in ways that have reshaped global practices. Just as much as the transnational flow of capital, the new human rights politics are

Overview

Among the signal developments of the last third of the twentieth century has been the emergence of a new politics of human rights. The transnational circulation of norms, networks, and representations has advanced human rights claims in ways that have reshaped global practices. Just as much as the transnational flow of capital, the new human rights politics are part of the phenomenon that has come to be termed globalization. Shifting the focus from the sovereignty of the nation to the rights of individuals, regardless of nationality, the interplay between the local and the global in these new human rights claims is fundamentally redrawing the boundaries between the rights of individuals, states, and the international community.

Truth Claims brings together some of the best new work from a variety of disciplinary and geographic perspectives in order to examine the making of human rights claims and the cultural politics of their representations. All of the essays explore the potentialities of an expansive humanistic framework. Here, the authors move beyond the terms ¾ and the limitations¾ of the universalism/relativism debate that has so defined existing human rights literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813530529
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
New Directions in International Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.77(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Part I.The State and Its Victims
Remembering to Forget11
"Law, Not Vengeance": Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and the Claims of Memory in German Holocaust Trials23
Anticommunism, North Korea, and Human Rights in South Korea: "Orientalist" Discourse and Construction of South Korean Identity43
The Politics of Apology between Japan and Korea73
Part II.Receptions of Human Rights Claims
"The Lie Is a Truth, Too": Selected Paintings95
Human Rights, Freedom of Information, and the Origins of Third-World Solidarity107
Exhibiting Terror131
Representing Bosnia: Human Rights Claims and Global Media Culture157
Knowing Enough Not to Feel Too Much: Emotional Thinking about Human Rights Appeals187
Part III.Transnational Rights Claims in the Era of Globalization
Rights, Remains, and Material Culture: Legal Pluralism in Native America205
Intellectual Property, Resources, or Territory? Reframing the Debate over Indigenous Rights, Traditional Knowledge, and Pharmaceutical Bioprospection229
The Transnational Geography of Sexual Rights251
Notes on Contributors267
Index269

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