List of contributors List of tables Acknowledgements Introduction: The Social Life of Rights, Richard Ashby Wilson and Jon P. Mitchell 1. Representing the Common Good: The Limits of Legal Language, Kirsten Hastrup 2. Two Approaches to Rights and Religion in Contemporary France, John Bowen 3. This Turbulent Priest: Contesting Religious Rights and the State in Tibetan Shugden Controversy, Martin Mills 4. Legal/Illegal Counterpoints: Subjecthood and Subjectivity in a Pirate State, Yael Navaro-Yashin 5. Anthropologists as Expert Witness: Political Asylum Cases Involving Sri Lankan Tamils, Anthony Good 6. Voices from the Margins: Knowledge and Interpellation in Israeli Human Rights Protests, Richard W. J. Clarke 7. The Uncertain Political Limits of Cultural Claims: Ambiguous Symbols and Multiple Audiences in Contemporary Minority Rights Politics in Southeast Europe, Jane K. Cowan 8. 'Using Rights to Measure Wrongs': A case study of method and moral in the work of South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Fiona C. Ross 9. Reproduction, Health, Rights: Connections and Disconnections, Maya Unnithan-Kumar 10. Rights and the Poor, John Gledhill 11. The Rights of Being Human, Lisette Josephides Index
Human Rights in Global Perspective: Anthropological Studies of Rights, Claims and Entitlements / Edition 1by Jon P. Mitchell, Richard A. Wilson
Pub. Date: 07/29/2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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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