Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference / Edition 1

Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference / Edition 1

by Brooke A. Ackerly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521881269

ISBN-13: 9780521881265

Pub. Date: 07/14/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

From the diverse work and often competing insights of women's human rights activists, Brooke Ackerly has written a feminist and a universal theory of human rights that bridges the relativists' concerns about universalizing from particulars and the activists' commitment to justice. Unlike universal theories that rely on shared commitments to divine authority or to an…  See more details below

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From the diverse work and often competing insights of women's human rights activists, Brooke Ackerly has written a feminist and a universal theory of human rights that bridges the relativists' concerns about universalizing from particulars and the activists' commitment to justice. Unlike universal theories that rely on shared commitments to divine authority or to an 'enlightened' way of reasoning, Ackerly's theory relies on rigorous methodological attention to difference and disagreement. She sets out human rights as at once a research ethic, a tool for criticism of injustice and a call to recognize our obligations to promote justice through our actions. This book will be of great interest to political theorists, feminist and gender studies scholars and researchers of social movements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521881265
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/14/2008
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Universal human rights in a world of difference: challenging our thinking; Part I. Epistemology, Diversity, and Disagreement in Theory and Practice: 2. Universal human rights?; 3. Universalisms and differences; 4. Immanent and universal human rights: more legitimate than reasonable; Part II. A Methodology for Immanent Theory: 5. Feminist curb cutting: a methodology for exposing silences and revealing differences: immanent study of universal human rights; 6. Listening to the silent voices, hearing dissonance: a methodology for interpretation and analysis; Part III. Immanent Universal Human Rights: Theory and Practice: 7. An immanent and universal theory of human rights: curb cutting in theory; 8. Terrain(s) of difficulty: obligation, problem-solving and trust; 9. Feminist strategies; 10. 'If I can make a circle'.

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