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xi, 411 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Part I. A History of Human Rights in the United States. Introduction to Part I / Martha F. Davis
  • A human rights lens on U.S. history : human rights at home and human rights abroad / Paul Gordon Lauren
  • FDR's four freedoms and wartime transformations in America's discourse of rights / Elizabeth Borgwardt
  • A "hollow mockery" : African Americans, white supremacy, and the development of human rights in the United States / Carol Anderson
  • "New" human rights? : U.S. ambivalence toward the international economic and social rights framework / Hope Lewis
  • . Part II. From civil rights to human rights. Introduction to Part II / Catherine Albisa
  • Against American supremacy : rebuilding human rights culture in the United States / Dorothy Q. Thomas
  • Economic and social rights in the United States : six rights, one promise / Catherine Albisa
  • Human rights and the transformation of the "civil rights" and "civil liberties" lawyer / Cynthia Soohoo
  • "Going global" : appeals to international and regional human rights bodies / Margaret Huang
  • Thinking globally, acting locally : states, municipalities, and international human rights / Martha F. Davis
  • The impact of September 11 and the struggle against terrorism on the U.S. domestic human rights movement / Wendy Patten
  • Bush administration noncompliance with the prohibition on torture and cruel and degrading treatment / Kathryn Sikkink
  • Trade unions and human rights / Lance Compa
Throughout its history, America's policies have alternatively embraced human rights, regarded them with ambivalence, or rejected them out of hand. The essays in Bringing Human Rights Home: A History of Human Rights in the United States put these shifting political winds into a larger historical perspective, from the country's very beginnings to the present day. The contributing writers examine the global influences on early American attitudes toward human rights and, reviewing the twentieth century, note the high-water mark of human rights acceptance during Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency. They examine the domestic tensions between civil and political rights on the one hand, and economic, social, and cultural rights on the other. Taking the long view, many of the contributors emphasize the role played by social movements and grassroots activists in pressing a human rights agenda from the bottom up. The essays examine the centrality of human rights in the early and mid-twentieth-century civil rights movement, the breadth of subnational human rights activism in the face of federal inaction on a range of human rights issues, and the ways both post-9/11 developments and government responses to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina spurred grassroots activism in the United States. Several essays explore in depth the emergence of new advocacy strategies, both in the context of litigating for civil and political rights and through the lens of particular economic rights sectors, such as labor. Though the setbacks for human rights have been many, Bringing Human Rights Home demonstrates the strength and resilience of the U.S. human rights movement and offers hope for its future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812220797 20160603
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LAW-658A-01, LAW-658A-01
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viii, 256 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Regional context and theoretical considerations: Agrarian questions of capital and labour - some theory about land reform (and a periodisation)-- the land question in southern Africa - a comparative review. Perspectives on existing policy and new directions for the future-- transforming rural South Africa? taking stock of land reform-- land redistribution in South Africa: the property clause revisited-- redistributive land reform - for what and for whom?-- agricultural land redistribution in South Africa - towards accelerated implementation-- struggling for a life in dignity-- agrarian reform and the 'two economies' - transforming South Africa's countryside.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796921635 20160528
The extent to which indigenous people were dispossessed of their land by whites in South Africa under colonial rule and apartheid has no parallels on the African continent. Since the advent of democracy in 1994, issues at the heart of the land question in South Africa are how to reverse this phenomenon and how a large-scale redistribution of land can contribute to the transformation of the economy and the reduction of poverty, both rural and urban. The land question in South Africa debates these issues against the backdrop of a land reform programme that made limited headway in the first decade of South Africa's democracy. The title offers a robust assessment of that programme and raises critical questions for its future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796921635 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-658A-01, LAW-658A-01
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viii, 227 p. : map ; 22 cm.
  • Human rights, culture and context : an introduction / Richard A. Wilson
  • Legal pluralism and transnational culture : the Ka Ho'okolokolonui Kanaka Maoli Tribunal, Hawai'i, 1993 / Sally Engle Merry
  • Multiculturalism, individualism and human rights : romanticism, the Enlightenment and lessons from Mauritius / Thomas Hylland Eriksen
  • Liberalism, socio-economic rights and the politics of identity : from moral economy to indigenous rights / John Gledhill
  • On torture, or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment / Talal Asad
  • Representing human rights violations : social contexts and subjectivities / Richard A. Wilson
  • Universal and sustainable human rights? : special tribunals in Guatemala / Jennifer Schirmer
  • To whom should we listen? : human rights activism in two Guatemalan land disputes / David Stoll.
A world characterized by ethno-nationalist struggles, civil wars, and political violence has led anthropologists to examine in more detail the relationships between state violence, ideas about "culture", and the activities of human rights organizations. This text considers recent theoretical insights into the politics of identity and traces the concrete interconnections created by the globalization of human rights. Drawing on case studies from around the world - Guatemala, Mauritius, Amazonia, Hawaii, Iran, the United States and Mexico - this collection documents how transnational human rights discourses and legal institutions are materialized, imposed, resisted and transformed in a variety of contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745311432 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-658A-01, LAW-658A-01