The Culturalization of Human Rights Law by Federico Lenzerini

The Culturalization of Human Rights Law
  • Title : The Culturalization of Human Rights Law
  • Author : Federico Lenzerini
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199664285
  • Pages : 275
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International human rights law was originally focused on universal individual rights. This text examines the developments which have seen it change to a multi-cultural approach, one more sensitive to the cultures of the people directly affected by them. It argues that this can provide benefits, but that aspects of universalism must be retained.


The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific by Simon Chesterman,Hisashi Owada,Ben Saul

The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific
  • Author : Simon Chesterman,Hisashi Owada,Ben Saul
  • Publisher : Oxford Handbooks
  • ISBN Code : 0198793855
  • Pages : 912
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  • Language : English
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The growing economic and political significance of Asia has exposed a tension in the modern international order. Despite expanding power and influence, Asian states have played a minimal role in creating the norms and institutions of international law; today they are the least likely to be parties to international agreements or to be represented in international organizations. That is changing. There is widespread scholarly and practitioner interest in international law at present in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as developments in the practice of states. The change has been driven by threats as well as opportunities. Transnational issues such as climate change and occasional flashpoints like the the territorial disputes of the South China and the East China Seas pose challenges while economic integration and the proliferation of specialized branches of law and dispute settlement mechanisms have also encouraged greater domestic implementation of international norms across Asia. These evolutions join the long-standing interest in parts of Asia (notably South Asia) in post-colonial theory and the history of international law. The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific brings together pre-eminent and emerging specialists to analyse the approach to and influence of key states of the region, as well as whether truly 'Asian' trends can be identified and what this might mean for international order.


The 2003 UNESCO Intangible Heritage Convention by Janet Blake,Lucas Lixinski

The 2003 UNESCO Intangible Heritage Convention
  • Title : The 2003 UNESCO Intangible Heritage Convention
  • Author : Janet Blake,Lucas Lixinski
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198824785
  • Pages : 560
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  • Language : English
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This book critically analyses the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO's latest and ground-breaking treaty in the area of cultural heritage protection. Intangible cultural heritage is broadly understood as the social processes that inform our living cultures, and our social cohesion and identity as communities and peoples. On the basis of this conception, the Treaty proposes to turn our understanding of how, for whom, and why heritage is safeguarded on its head, by putting communities, groups and individuals at the centre of the safeguarding process. The commentary, written by leading experts in the field from all continents and multiple disciplines, provides an authoritative guide to interpreting and implementing not only this Treaty, but also its ripple effects on how we think about cultural heritage and our experience with it as a part of our living cultures. This book is of interest to lawyers, policy-makers, anthropologists, cultural diplomacy specialists, archaeologists, cultural heritage studies experts, and, foremost, the people who practice and enact this heritage.


International Heritage Law for Communities by Lucas Lixinski

International Heritage Law for Communities
  • Title : International Heritage Law for Communities
  • Author : Lucas Lixinski
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198843305
  • Pages : 320
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This book critically engages the shortcomings of the field of international heritage law, seen through the lenses of the five major UNESCO treaties for the safeguarding of different types of heritage. It argues that these five treaties have effectively prevented local communities, who bear the brunt of the costs associated with international heritage protection, from having a say in how their heritage is managed. The exclusion of local communities often alienates them not only from international decision-making processes but also from their cultural heritage itself, ultimately meaning that systems put in place for the protection of cultural heritage contribute to its disappearance in the long term. International Heritage Law for Communities adds to existing literature by looking at these UNESCO treaties not as isolated regimes, but rather as belonging to a discursive continuum on cultural heritage. In doing so, the book focuses on themes that cut across the relevant UNESCO regimes like the use of expert rule in international heritage law, economics, the relationship between heritage and the environment, among others, rather than the regimes themselves. It uses this mechanism to highlight the blind spots and unintended consequences of UNESCO treaties and how choices made in their drafting have continuing and potentially negative impacts on how we think about and safeguard heritage.


Culture and the Judiciary by Ilenia Ruggiu

Culture and the Judiciary
  • Title : Culture and the Judiciary
  • Author : Ilenia Ruggiu
  • Publisher : Cultural Diversity and Law
  • ISBN Code : 9781138359833
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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In medias res: the cases -- The resolution of multicultural conflicts in western comparative jurisprudence : in search of a common tradition and reliable legal techniques -- Concepts of culture in anthropology and judicial reasoning -- A test as contribution to the resolution of multicultural conflicts -- Conclusions


Culture and International Law by Paul Meerts

Culture and International Law
  • Title : Culture and International Law
  • Author : Paul Meerts
  • Publisher : Hague Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 9789067046824
  • Pages : 266
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  • Language : English
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Hague Academic Press, a T.M.C. Asser Press imprint How do different cultures deal with international law and how does international law influence the rules and regulations of these cultures? Is international law an effective tool in protecting cultural heritage, especially in wartime? Does it protect the heritage of cultures in a balanced way? Above all, how do you define 'culture' and 'international law'? These important questions were asked at the Fourth Conference of the Hague Academic Coalition (HAC) (entitled 'From Peace to Justice') in April 2007. Valuable views, from different angles and perceptions, were presented and discussed. This book, in which questions, views and suggestions are brought together, intends to trigger an international debate and a search for clarity on these issues in the near future and is valuable for academics, international lawyers, judges, solicitors, political scientists, historians, diplomats and all those with an interest in cultures and international law.


Abstracts of the Annual Meeting -- American Anthropological Association by American Anthropological Association

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting -- American Anthropological Association
  • Title : Abstracts of the Annual Meeting -- American Anthropological Association
  • Author : American Anthropological Association
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Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practices by Chia Longman,Tamsin Bradley

Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practices
  • Title : Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practices
  • Author : Chia Longman,Tamsin Bradley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317113403
  • Pages : 228
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This volume explores a variety of ’harmful cultural practices’: a term increasingly employed by organizations working within a human rights framework to refer to certain discriminatory practices against women in the global South. Drawing on recent work by feminists across the social sciences, as well as activists from around the world, this volume discusses and presents research on practices such as veiling, forced marriage, honour related and dowry violence, female genital ’mutilation’, lip plates and sex segregation in public space. With attention to the analytic utility of the notion of harmful cultural practices, this volume explores questions surrounding the contribution of feminist thought to international and NGO policies on such practices, whether western beauty practices should be analysed in similar terms, or should the notion as such from an anthropological perspective be rejected, how harmful cultural practices relate to processes of culturalization, religionization and secularization, and how they can be challenged, come to transform and disappear. Presenting concrete, empirical case studies from Africa, South East Asia, Europe and the UK Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practices will be of interest to scholars of sociology, anthropology, development and law with interests in gender, the body, violence and women’s agency.


Culture and Environment by David Zandvliet

Culture and Environment
  • Title : Culture and Environment
  • Author : David Zandvliet
  • Publisher : Brill - Sense
  • ISBN Code : 9789004396678
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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The focus for this book is the Culture/Environment nexus. Volume one consists of studies submitted by researchers from all corners of the globe. Volume two consists of case studies submitted by a diversity practitioners. The intent was to augment and highlight diversity in our descriptions of environmental education research and practice


Buffalo Human Rights Law Review by N.A

Buffalo Human Rights Law Review
  • Title : Buffalo Human Rights Law Review
  • Author : N.A
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The Culturalization of Caste in India by Balmurli Natrajan

The Culturalization of Caste in India
  • Title : The Culturalization of Caste in India
  • Author : Balmurli Natrajan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136647570
  • Pages : 232
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In India, caste groups ensure their durability in an era of multiculturalism by officially representing caste as cultural difference or ethnicity rather than as unequal descent-based relations. Challenging dominant social theories of caste, this book addresses questions of how caste survives the system that gave rise to it and adapts to new demands of capitalism and democracy. Based on original fieldwork, the book shows how the terrain of culture captured by a new grammar of caste revitalizes castes as cultural communities so that the culture of a caste is produced, organized and naturalized in the process of transforming jati (fetishized blood and kinship) into samaj (fetishized culture). Castes are shown to not be homogenous cultural wholes but sites of hegemony where class, gender and hierarchy over-determine the meanings and materiality of caste. Arguing that there exists a new casteism in India akin to a new racism in the USA, built less on biology and descent and more on purported cultural differences and their rights to exist, the book presents an extended critique and a search for an alternative view of caste and anti-casteist politics. It is of interest to students and scholars of South Asian culture and society.


Against the Romance of Community by Miranda Joseph

Against the Romance of Community
  • Title : Against the Romance of Community
  • Author : Miranda Joseph
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780816637959
  • Pages : 231
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Exposing the complicity of social practices, identities, and communities with capitalism, this critique opens the possibility of genuine alliances across differences among groups such as gay consumers in the United States and Mexian maquiladora workers, Christian right "family values" and Asian "crony capitalism". [back cover].


Nova Et Vetera by N.A

Nova Et Vetera
  • Title : Nova Et Vetera
  • Author : N.A
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Cultural Expertise and Socio-Legal Studies by Austin Sarat

Cultural Expertise and Socio-Legal Studies
  • Title : Cultural Expertise and Socio-Legal Studies
  • Author : Austin Sarat
  • Publisher : Emerald Publishing Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9781787695160
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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In this special issue, socio-legal scientists with interdisciplinary backgrounds scrutinize the applicability of the notion of cultural expertise in Europe and the rest of the World. Cases include murder, female genital mutilation, earthquake claims, Islamic law, underage marriages, child custody, adoption, land rights, and asylum.


Tilburg Foreign Law Review by N.A

Tilburg Foreign Law Review
  • Title : Tilburg Foreign Law Review
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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Sociological Abstracts by Leo P. Chall

Sociological Abstracts
  • Title : Sociological Abstracts
  • Author : Leo P. Chall
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.


Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology by Lene Arnett Jensen

Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology
  • Title : Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology
  • Author : Lene Arnett Jensen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0195383435
  • Pages : 332
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The book is in step with a world where culturally diverse peoples interact with one another more than ever due to migration, worldwide media, and international trade and travel. With these interactions come changes to cultures and the psychological development of their members, and the implications for scholarship and policy are thoughtfully examined here. --


Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue by Unesco

Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue
  • Title : Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue
  • Author : Unesco
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231040774
  • Pages : 402
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  • Language : English
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This report analyses all aspects of cultural diversity, which has emerged as a key concern of the international community in recent decades, and maps out new approaches to monitoring and shaping the changes that are taking place. It highlights, in particular, the interrelated challenges of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and the way in which strong homogenizing forces are matched by persistent diversifying trends. The report proposes a series of ten policy-oriented recommendations, to the attention of States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, international and regional bodies, national institutions and the private sector on how to invest in cultural diversity. Emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity in different areas (languages, education, communication and new media development, and creativity and the marketplace) based on data and examples collected from around the world, the report is also intended for the general public. It proposes a coherent vision of cultural diversity and clarifies how, far from being a threat, it can become beneficial to the action of the international community.


Beijing Review by N.A

Beijing Review
  • Title : Beijing Review
  • Author : N.A
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Another Knowledge is Possible by Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Another Knowledge is Possible
  • Title : Another Knowledge is Possible
  • Author : Boaventura de Sousa Santos
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 447
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This is the third volume of the series Reinventing Social Emancipation: Towards New Manifestoes series. Another Knowledge is Possible explores the struggles against moral and cultural imperialism and neoliberal globalization that have taken place over the past few decades, and the alternatives that have emerged in countries throughout the developing world from Brazil and Colombia, to India, South Africa and Mozambique. In particular it looks at the issue of biodiversity, the confrontation between scientific and non- scientific knowledges, and the increasing difficulty experienced by great numbers of people in accessing information and scientific- technological knowledge.


The Culturalization of Citizenship by Jan Willem Duyvendak,Peter Geschiere,Evelien Tonkens

The Culturalization of Citizenship
  • Title : The Culturalization of Citizenship
  • Author : Jan Willem Duyvendak,Peter Geschiere,Evelien Tonkens
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9781137534095
  • Pages : 231
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The notion of citizenship has gradually evolved from being simply a legal status or practice to a deep sentiment. Belonging, or feeling at home, has become a requirement. This groundbreaking book analyzes how 'feeling rules' are developed and applied to migrants, who are increasingly expected to express feelings of attachment, belonging, connectedness and loyalty to their new country. More than this, however, it demonstrates how this culturalization of citizenship is a global trend with local variations, which develop in relation to each other. The authors pay particular attention to the intersection between sexuality, race and ethnicity, spurred on by their awareness of the dialectical construction of homosexuality, held up as representative of liberal Western values by both those in the West and by African leaders, who use such claims as proof that homosexuality is un-African.


The Moral Imperatives of Human Rights by Kenneth W. Thompson

The Moral Imperatives of Human Rights
  • Title : The Moral Imperatives of Human Rights
  • Author : Kenneth W. Thompson
  • Publisher : University Press of Amer
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 248
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Kenneth W. Thompson: Introduction


The Cultural Defense of Nations by Liav Orgad

The Cultural Defense of Nations
  • Title : The Cultural Defense of Nations
  • Author : Liav Orgad
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019966868X
  • Pages : 280
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Cultural Defense of Nations addresses one of the greatest challenges facing liberalism today: Is it legally and morally defensible for a liberal state to restrict immigration in order to preserve the cultural rights of majority groups? Political liberalism and international human rights law have largely been silent on this issue. Yet, changing patterns of contemporary immigration have given rise to a new set of divisive questions. In this book, Liav Orgad proposesa liberal approach to cultural defense of nations and discusses its justifications, limitations, and dimensions. The findings reveal a troubling trend in liberal states, which, ironically, in order toprotect liberalism, violate the very same values. Orgad criticizes this state of affairs and formulates liberal standards for protecting essential elements of majority groups' culture. The book offers the most comprehensive analysis to date of one of the most pressing issues of our time-immigrants, majority groups, and national identity.


Religions of Modernity by Stef Aupers,Dick Houtman

Religions of Modernity
  • Title : Religions of Modernity
  • Author : Stef Aupers,Dick Houtman
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004184511
  • Pages : 273
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Religions of Modernity challenges the social-scientific orthodoxy that, once unleashed, the modern forces of individualism, science and technology inevitably erode the sacred and evoke the profane. The book's chapters, some by established scholars, others by junior researchers, document instead in rich empirical detail how modernity relocates the sacred to the deeper layers of the self and the domain of digital technology. Rather than destroying the sacred tout court, then, the cultural logic of modernization spawns its own religious meanings, unacknowledged spiritualities and magical enchantments. The editors argue in the introductory chapter that the classical theoretical accounts of modernity by Max Weber, Emile Durkheim and others already hinted at the future emergence of these religions of modernity


Beyond Honour by Tahira S. Khan

Beyond Honour
  • Title : Beyond Honour
  • Author : Tahira S. Khan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 361
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"Beyond Honour" addresses the issue of honour related violence by using Marx's Historical Materialist approach. This study is a blend of academic research and personal experiences. It is an attempt to look beyond the cultural notion of honour as the main/only motive behind gender-based violence by examining related issues through historical academic research along with the simple narration of present day stories of victims around the globe.


Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters by Brendan Tobin

Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters
  • Title : Indigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters
  • Author : Brendan Tobin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317697545
  • Pages : 304
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This highly original work demonstrates the fundamental role of customary law for the realization of Indigenous peoples’ human rights and for sound national and international legal governance. The book reviews the legal status of customary law and its relationship with positive and natural law from the time of Plato up to the present. It examines its growing recognition in constitutional and international law and its dependence on and at times strained relationship with human rights law. The author analyzes the role of customary law in tribal, national and international governance of Indigenous peoples’ lands, resources and cultural heritage. He explores the challenges and opportunities for its recognition by courts and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including issues of proof of law and conflicts between customary practices and human rights. He throws light on the richness inherent in legal diversity and key principles of customary law and their influence in legal practice and on emerging notions of intercultural equity and justice. He concludes that Indigenous peoples’ rights to their customary legal regimes and states’ obligations to respect and recognize customary law, in order to secure their human rights, are principles of international customary law, and as such binding on all states. At a time when the self-determination, land, resources and cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples are increasingly under threat, this accessible book presents the key issues for both legal and non-legal scholars, practitioners, students of human rights and environmental justice, and Indigenous peoples themselves.


The Clash Within Civilisations by Dieter Senghaas

The Clash Within Civilisations
  • Title : The Clash Within Civilisations
  • Author : Dieter Senghaas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134504888
  • Pages : 160
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Expanding upon, and engaging with, the influential theories of Francis Fukuyama in The End of History and Samuel Huntington in The Clash of Civilisations, this book is a major, and controversial, contribution to these key contemporary debates. Dieter Senghaas examines some of the most significant political issues we face today: * How do societies cope with pluralization? * Can tolerance be a successful solution? * What is the role of 'culture' in recent conflicts which have been described as culturally induced? * And will twenty-first-century world politics sink into cultural conflicts on a biblical scale? Dieter Senghaas explores these questions within the context of the main non-Western cultural areas Chinese political philosophy, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism and goes on to reflect on the possibility of a constructive form of intercultural dialogue. Senghaas's distinctive and radical approach will be of great interest and topicality to all those working in politics, international relations, sociology, cultural studies, development studies, religion and international political economy.


Disputing Citizenship by John Clarke,Kathleen Coll,Evelina Dagnino,Catherine Neveu

Disputing Citizenship
  • Title : Disputing Citizenship
  • Author : John Clarke,Kathleen Coll,Evelina Dagnino,Catherine Neveu
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • ISBN Code : 1447312538
  • Pages : 214
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  • Language : English
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Many people take citizenship for granted, but throughout history it has been an embattled notion. This unique book presents a new perspective on citizenship, treating it as a continuous focal point of dispute. Written by scholars from Brazil, France, Britain, and the United States, it offers an international and interdisciplinary exploration of the ways different forms and practices of citizenship embody contesting entanglements of politics, culture, and power. In doing so, it offers a provocative challenge to the ways citizenship is normally conceived of and analyzed by the social sciences and develops an innovative view of citizenship as something always emerging from struggle.


Reconciling Law and Morality in Human Rights Discourse by Willy Moka-Mubelo

Reconciling Law and Morality in Human Rights Discourse
  • Title : Reconciling Law and Morality in Human Rights Discourse
  • Author : Willy Moka-Mubelo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319494961
  • Pages : 205
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  • Language : English
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In this book I argue for an approach that conceives human rights as both moral and legal rights. The merit of such an approach is its capacity to understand human rights more in terms of the kind of world free and reasonable beings would like to live in rather than simply in terms of what each individual is legally entitled to. While I acknowledge that every human being has the moral entitlement to be granted living conditions that are conducive to a dignified life, I maintain, at the same time, that the moral and legal aspects of human rights are complementary and should be given equal weight. The legal aspect compensates for the limitations of moral human rights the observance of which depends on the conscience of the individual, and the moral aspect tempers the mechanical and inhumane application of the law. Unlike the traditional or orthodox approach, which conceives human rights as rights that individuals have by virtue of their humanity, and the political or practical approach, which understands human rights as legal rights that are meant to limit the sovereignty of the state, the moral-legal approach reconciles law and morality in human rights discourse and underlines the importance of a legal framework that compensates for the deficiencies in the implementation of moral human rights. It not only challenges the exclusively negative approach to fundamental liberties but also emphasizes the necessity of an enforcement mechanism that helps those who are not morally motivated to refrain from violating the rights of others. Without the legal mechanism of enforcement, the understanding of human rights would be reduced to simply framing moral claims against injustices. From the moral-legal approach, the protection of human rights is understood as a common and shared responsibility. Such a responsibility goes beyond the boundaries of nation-states and requires the establishment of a cosmopolitan human rights regime based on the conviction that all human beings are members of a community of fate and that they share common values which transcend the limits of their individual states. In a cosmopolitan human rights regime, people are protected as persons and not as citizens of a particular state.


Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle East by Nadje Al-Ali,Nadje Sadig Ali,Nāğiya Ṣādiq al- `Alī,Al-Ali Nadje

Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle East
  • Title : Secularism, Gender and the State in the Middle East
  • Author : Nadje Al-Ali,Nadje Sadig Ali,Nāğiya Ṣādiq al- `Alī,Al-Ali Nadje
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521785044
  • Pages : 264
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Challenging recent scholarship, Al-Ali explores anthropological and political significance of secular-oriented women's activism in Egypt.


Handbook of Human Rights by Thomas Cushman

Handbook of Human Rights
  • Title : Handbook of Human Rights
  • Author : Thomas Cushman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134019076
  • Pages : 768
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  • Language : English
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In mapping out the field of human rights for those studying and researching within both humanities and social science disciplines, the Handbook of Human Rights not only provides a solid foundation for the reader who wants to learn the basic parameters of the field, but also promotes new thinking and frameworks for the study of human rights in the twenty-first century. The Handbook comprises over sixty individual contributions from key figures around the world, which are grouped according to eight key areas of discussion: foundations and critiques; new frameworks for understanding human rights; world religious traditions and human rights; social, economic, group, and collective rights; critical perspectives on human rights organizations, institutions, and practices; law and human rights; narrative and aesthetic dimension of rights; geographies of rights. In its presentation and analysis of the traditional core history and topics, critical perspectives, human rights culture, and current practice, this Handbook proves a valuable resource for all students and researchers with an interest in human rights.


Accounting for Culture by Caroline Andrew

Accounting for Culture
  • Title : Accounting for Culture
  • Author : Caroline Andrew
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • ISBN Code : 0776615335
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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Many scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers in the cultural sector argue that Canadian cultural policy is at a crossroads: that the environment for cultural policy-making has evolved substantially and that traditional rationales for state intervention no longer apply. The concept of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural policy landscape, and offers a potentially compelling alternative rationale for government intervention in the cultural sector. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural indicators and of governance concepts are also new arrivals, emerging as potentially powerful tools for policy and program development. Accounting for Culture is a unique collection of essays from leading Canadian and international scholars that critically examines cultural citizenship, cultural indicators, and governance in the context of evolving cultural practices and cultural policy-making. It will be of great interest to scholars of cultural policy, communications, cultural studies, and public administration alike.


Christianity, Empire and the Spirit by Néstor Medina

Christianity, Empire and the Spirit
  • Title : Christianity, Empire and the Spirit
  • Author : Néstor Medina
  • Publisher : Theology and Mission in World
  • ISBN Code : 9789004357365
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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In Christianity, Empire and The Spirit, Néstor Medina uncovers the interwoven cultural processes that influence how people understand reality, express faith, and think about God. Countering Eurocentric theological articulations, he proposes that the Spirit is at work in the cultural.


Human Rights in Thick and Thin Societies by Seth D. Kaplan

Human Rights in Thick and Thin Societies
  • Title : Human Rights in Thick and Thin Societies
  • Author : Seth D. Kaplan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108471218
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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Introduces the idea of a flexible approach to the human rights movement that returns to basics in an increasingly diverse and multipolar world.


Culture and Rights by Jane K. Cowan,Marie-Bénédicte Dembour,Richard A. Wilson

Culture and Rights
  • Title : Culture and Rights
  • Author : Jane K. Cowan,Marie-Bénédicte Dembour,Richard A. Wilson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1316582825
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Do people everywhere have the same, or even compatible, ideas about multiculturalism, indigenous rights or women's rights? The authors of this book move beyond the traditional terms of the universalism versus cultural relativism debate. Through detailed case-studies from around the world (Hawaii, France, Thailand, Botswana, Greece, Nepal and Canada) they explore the concrete effects of rights talk and rights institutions on people's lives.


Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild by Maria Boletsi,Tyler Sage

Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild
  • Title : Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild
  • Author : Maria Boletsi,Tyler Sage
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004352015
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In a contemporary political climate where barbarians, monsters, and savages have become ubiquitous figures of otherness, Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild gathers essays which explore both the oppressive, dispossessing functions and subversive potentials of these figures in and through art and literature.


Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights (Open Access) by Rosemarie Buikema,Antoine Buyse,Antonius C. G. M. Robben

Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights (Open Access)
  • Title : Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights (Open Access)
  • Author : Rosemarie Buikema,Antoine Buyse,Antonius C. G. M. Robben
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0429582013
  • Pages : 258
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights the combined analytical efforts of the fields of human rights law, conflict studies, anthropology, history, media studies, gender studies, and critical race and postcolonial studies raise a comprehensive understanding of the discursive and visual mediation of migration and manifestations of belonging and citizenship. More insight into the convergence – but also the tensions – between the cultural and the legal foundations of citizenship, has proven to be vital to the understanding of societies past and present, especially to assess processes of inclusion and exclusion. Citizenship is more than a collection of rights and privileges held by the individual members of a state but involves cultural and historical interpretations, legal contestation and regulation, as well as an active engagement with national, regional, and local state and other institutions about the boundaries of those (implicitly gendered and raced) rights and privileges. Highlighting and assessing the transformations of what citizenship entails today is crucially important to the future of Europe, which both as an idea and as a practical project faces challenges that range from the crisis of legitimacy to the problems posed by mass migration. Many of the issues addressed in this book, however, also play out in other parts of the world, as several of the chapters reflect. This book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access from the individual product page at www.routledge.com. They have been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.


Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity by Nancy Foner,Patrick Simon

Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity
  • Title : Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity
  • Author : Nancy Foner,Patrick Simon
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • ISBN Code : 1610448537
  • Pages : 234
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Fifty years of large-scale immigration has brought significant ethnic, racial, and religious diversity to North America and Western Europe, but has also prompted hostile backlashes. In Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity, a distinguished multidisciplinary group of scholars examine whether and how immigrants and their offspring have been included in the prevailing national identity in the societies where they now live and to what extent they remain perpetual foreigners in the eyes of the long-established native-born. What specific social forces in each country account for the barriers immigrants and their children face, and how do anxieties about immigrant integration and national identity differ on the two sides of the Atlantic? Western European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom have witnessed a significant increase in Muslim immigrants, which has given rise to nativist groups that question their belonging. Contributors Thomas Faist and Christian Ulbricht discuss how German politicians have implicitly compared the purported “backward” values of Muslim immigrants with the German idea of Leitkultur, or a society that values civil liberties and human rights, reinforcing the symbolic exclusion of Muslim immigrants. Similarly, Marieke Slootman and Jan Willem Duyvendak find that in the Netherlands, the conception of citizenship has shifted to focus less on political rights and duties and more on cultural norms and values. In this context, Turkish and Moroccan Muslim immigrants face increasing pressure to adopt “Dutch” culture, yet are simultaneously portrayed as having regressive views on gender and sexuality that make them unable to assimilate. Religion is less of a barrier to immigrants’ inclusion in the United States, where instead undocumented status drives much of the political and social marginalization of immigrants. As Mary C. Waters and Philip Kasinitz note, undocumented immigrants in the United States. are ineligible for the services and freedoms that citizens take for granted and often live in fear of detention and deportation. Yet, as Irene Bloemraad points out, Americans’ conception of national identity expanded to be more inclusive of immigrants and their children with political mobilization and changes in law, institutions, and culture in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement. Canadians’ views also dramatically expanded in recent decades, with multiculturalism now an important part of their national identity, in contrast to Europeans’ fear that diversity undermines national solidarity. With immigration to North America and Western Europe a continuing reality, each region will have to confront anti-immigrant sentiments that create barriers for and threaten the inclusion of newcomers. Fear, Anxiety, and National Identity investigates the multifaceted connections among immigration, belonging, and citizenship, and provides new ways of thinking about national identity.


Surrendering to Utopia by Mark Goodale

Surrendering to Utopia
  • Title : Surrendering to Utopia
  • Author : Mark Goodale
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0804771219
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Surrendering to Utopia is a critical and wide-ranging study of anthropology's contributions to human rights. Providing a unique window into the underlying political and intellectual currents that have shaped human rights in the postwar period, this ambitious work opens up new opportunities for research, analysis, and political action. At the book's core, the author describes a "well-tempered human rights"—an orientation to human rights in the twenty-first century that is shaped by a sense of humility, an appreciation for the disorienting fact of multiplicity, and a willingness to make the mundaneness of social practice a source of ethical inspiration. In examining the curious history of anthropology's engagement with human rights, this book moves from more traditional anthropological topics within the broader human rights community—for example, relativism and the problem of culture—to consider a wider range of theoretical and empirical topics. Among others, it examines the link between anthropology and the emergence of "neoliberal" human rights, explores the claim that anthropology has played an important role in legitimizing these rights, and gauges whether or not this is evidence of anthropology's potential to transform human rights theory and practice more generally.


The Sikh Courier International by N.A

The Sikh Courier International
  • Title : The Sikh Courier International
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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