New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights

New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights

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ISBN-13: 9781134931026
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/23/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Patricia Hynes is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Applied Social Studies, University of Bedfordshire, U.K.. Her research interests include human rights and forced migration in all its forms, including internally displaced persons, refugees, asylum and 'trafficking'. She has published internationally on these interests, including for the Journal of Refugee Studies, The International Journal of Human Rights and for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Michele Lamb is Lecturer in Human Rights in the Department of Social Sciences at Roehampton University, U.K., and is the founder of the British Sociological Association’s Sociology of Rights Study Group. She has conducted research on human rights in India, for the Scottish Human Rights Commission, and in Northern Ireland, from which she has published journal articles. 

Damien Short is Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Director of the Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London, U.K. and Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Human Rights. His research interests include indigenous people’s rights, reconciliation projects, ecocide and genocide studies. He is author of Reconciliation and Colonial Power: Indigenous Rights in Australia (Ashgate, 2008), and has published articles in numerous journals including Current Sociology, Memory Studies, Citizenship Studies and the Journal of Genocide Research. .

Matthew Waites in Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow, U.K. His research interests are in sexuality, gender, youth/childhood, equality and human rights. he is author of The Age of Consent: Young People, Sexuality and Citizenship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), and co-editor, with Kelly Kollman of The Global Politics of LGBT Human Rights, a special issue of the Contemporary Politics (Vol. 15, no.1, March 2009).

Table of Contents

1. Preface  2. Understanding torture: the strengths and the limits of social theory  3. Genocide and settler colonialism: can a Lemkin-inspired genocide perspective aid our understanding of the Palestinian situation?  4. ‘In countries like that. . .’ moral boundaries and implicatory denial in response to human rights appeals  5. The soldier, human rights and the military covenant: a permissible state of exception?  6. Climate change and the human rights challenge: extending justice beyond the borders of the nation state  7. Causes and consequences of international migration: sociological evidence for the right to mobility  8. Corporate social responsibility: a duplicitous distraction?  9. ‘You have a right to be nourished and fed, but do I have a right to make sure you eat your food?’: children’s rights and food practices in residential care

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