Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
xii, 384 pages ; 23 cm.
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction. Locating rights, envisioning law between the global and the local / Mark Goodale pt. I. States of violence. Introduction / Sally Engle Merry ; Human rights as culprit, human rights as victim: rights and security in the states of exception / Daniel Goldstein ; 'Secularism is a human right!': double-binds of Buddhism, democracy, and identity in Nepal / Lauren Leve pt. II. Registers of power. Introduction / Laura Nader ; The power of right(s): tracking empires of law and new modes of social resistance in Bolivia (and elsewhere) / Mark Goodale ; Exercising rights and reconfiguring resistance in the Zapatista Juntas de Buen Gobierno / Shannon Speed pt. III. Conditions of vulnerability. Introduction / Sally Engle Merry ; Rights to indigenous culture in Colombia / Jean Jackson ; The 2000 UN Human Trafficking Protocol: rights, enforcement, vulnerabilities / Kay Warren pt. IV. Encountering ambivalence. Introduction / Balakrishnan Rajagopal ; Transnational legal conflict between peasants and corporations in Burma: human rights and discursive ambivalence under the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act / John G. Dale ; Being Swazi, being human: custom, constitutionalism and human rights in an African monarchy / Sari Wastell ; Conclusion. Tyrannosaurus lex: the anthropology of human rights and transnational law / Richard Ashby Wilson.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
STA K3240 .P72 2007.
K3240 .P72 2007
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