Moral imperialism : a critical anthology
- New York : New York University Press, c2002.
- Physical description
- xii, 400 p. ; 24 cm.
- Critical America.
JC571 .M783 2002
- Unknown JC571 .M783 2002
- Hernández-Truyol, Berta Esperanza.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction / Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol, Christy Gleason
- Imperial humanitarianism : history of an arrested dialectic / Gil Gott
- Toward a multicultural conception of human rights / Boaventura de Sousa Santos
- Orientalism revisited in asylum and refugee claims / Susan Musarrat Akram
- Homophobia/heterosexism in African Americans: internalized racism and African American lesbians and bisexual women / Beverly A. Greene
- Children and right to a fair trial : exploring the relationship between first- and second-generation human rights / Johanna Niemi-Kiesiläinen
- Domestic and international adoptions : heroes? villians? Or loving parents? : the race and nationality precepts as explanations for international adoptions / Sharon Elizabeth Rush
- Economic globalization and the redrawing of citizenship / Saskia Sassen
- Recognition of the individual : a human rights perspective for international commerce / Claire Moore Dickerson
- Rerouting the race to the bottom? : transnational corporations, labor practice codes of conduct, and worker's right to organize : the case of Nike, Inc. / Tim O'Connor
- Both work and violence: prostitution and human rights / Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol and Jane E. Larson
- Policing the boundaries of truth in narratives / Elizabeth Fakazis
- Imperial knowledge : science, education, and equity / Kathryn Scantlebury, Elizabeth McKinley, and Joce Jesson
- U.S. policy on "female genital mutilation" : threat of economic pressure internationally, enactment of criminal sanctions at home / Holly Maguigan
- Bridging false divides : toward a transnational politics of gender / R.W. Perry, L. Amede Obiora
- Membership denied : an outsider's story of subordination and subjugation under U.S. colonialism / Ediberto Román
- Moral high ground? : the relevance of international law to remedying racial discrimination in U.S. immigration laws / Kevin R. Johnson
- Indigenous peoples' human rights in U.S. courts / Eric K. Yamamoto, Carrie Ann Y. Shirota, Jayna Kanani Kim
- Climate change, opinions, and imagination: toward a new ethic of curiosity / Mary Loring Lyndon
- Immigration, poverty, and transnationalism : the changing terms of citizenship in a global economy / M. Patricia Fernández-Kelly
- Human rights, globalization, and culture : centering personhood in international narrative / Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol.
- Publisher's Summary
- In the controversy over female genital mutilation, Congress was quick to condemn practices throughout Africa and the Middle East and to take action criminalizing the practice domestically. Yet at the same time, it bluntly dismissed Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch when they pointed out human rights violations closer to home in the form of the disproportionately high rate of the imposition of capital punishment on black men, and the disempowerment of poor women under new draconian welfare rules. The irony of the United States' international condemnation of types of activities in which it engages within its own borders is not lost on Third World critics. Moral Imperialism sets out to bring an international human rights framework to the analysis of current international and domestic legal, political, and cultural crises. It explores the United States' moral supremacy during a time of clear domestic shortcomings and asks whether insisting that other nations adhere to norms that derive from dominant U.S. culture and history may harm societies--both within and outside of the U.S.--with radically different cultures and histories. Contributors include Beverly Greene, Kevin Johnson, M. Patricia Fernandez Kelly, Holly Maguigan, Boaventura De Sousa Santos, Saskia Sassen, and Eric Yamamoto.
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- edited by Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol.
- Critical America series