From the Margins of Globalization

From the Margins of Globalization : Critical Perspectives on Human Rights

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In From the Margins of Globalization, Neve Gordon assembles work from leading intellectuals and activists in the field of human rights. Each essay in this volume discusses a community or issue left adrift in the wake of global capitalism. Whether it's Mohammad Khatami writing on the United Nations and its role after 9/11 or Ytienne Balibar thinking through universalism, racism, and sexism this book comprises a core challenge to human rights by focusing on what lies beyond the margins of a world in constant flux.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 339 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 430.92g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739108786
  • 9780739108789

About Neve Gordon

Neve Gordon is Lecturer, Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Human Rights as Being-Marginal in the World Chapter 2 Islam, Iran, and the Dialogue of Civilizations Chapter 3 Racism, Sexism, Universalism(s) Chapter 4 Of Despots and Banks: A Human Rights Response to Africa's Debt Crisis Chapter 5 Socio-Economic Rights, Radical Democracy and Power: South Africa as a Case Study Chapter 6 New Formulas, Old Sins: Human Rights Abuses Against Migrant Workers, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees in the Americas Chapter 7 At the Border of Rights: Migration, Sex-Work, and Trafficking Chapter 8 The Right to Madness: From Personal to Political - Psychiatry and Human Rights Chapter 9 Em-bodying Shadows: Tracing the Contours of Women's Rights to Health Chapter 10 Human Rights and Sacred Cows: Framing Violence, Disappearing Struggles
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Review quote

This volume, part of the series Global Encounters: Studies in Comparative Political Theory, assembles nine essays by leading activists on topics such as development and economic rights; globalization and the rights of stateless people; health rights, migrant workers and women's health. National Catholic Reporter
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