Human Rights and the Third World

Human Rights and the Third World : Issues and Discourses

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Human Rights and the Third World: Issues and Discourses deals with the controversial questions on the universalistic notions of human rights. It finds Third World perspectives on human rights and seeks to open up a discursive space in the human rights discourse to address unresolved questions, citing issues and problems from different countries in the Third World: 1.Whether alternative perspectives should be taken as the standard for human rights in the Third World countries? 2.Should there be a universalistic notion of rights for Homo sapiens or are we talking about two diametrically opposite trends and standards of human rights for the same species? 3.How far these Third World perspectives of human rights can ensure the protection of the minorities and the vulnerable sections of population, particularly the women and children within the Third World? 4.Can these alternative perspectives help in fighting the Third World problems like poverty, hunger, corruption, despotism, social exclusion like the caste system in India, communalism, and the like? 5.Can there be reconciliation between the Third World perspectives and the Western perspective of human rights?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 657.71g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739197983
  • 9780739197981

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction: Human Rights and the Third World: Issues and Discourse, Subrata SankarBagchi and Arnab Das Part 1. Global Human Rights Standards and the Third World Chapter 1. Universal Claim and Postcolonial Realities: The Deep Unease over Western-centered Human Rights Standards in the Global South, Marie-Luisa Frick Chapter 2. Progressive Realization of the Right to Development in India, Clarence J. Dias Chapter 3. Development and Environmental Issues vis-a-vis Current Perspectives of Human Rights, Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay and Sayan Bhattacharya Chapter 4. Human Rights and Corruption: The Case of Political Corruption and Opposition to Human Rights in Indonesia, Agus Wahyudi Part 2. Politics of Human Rights from Third World Perspectives Chapter 5. Human Rights and Indigenous Self-Government: The Taiwanese Experience, Scott Simon and Awi Mona (Chih-Wei Tsai) Chapter 6. Colonial Continuities, Neoliberal-Hegemony and Adivasi (Original Dweller) Space: Human Rights as Paradox and Equivocation in Contexts of Dispossession in India, Dip Kapoor Chapter 7. Hindutva Politics-Impact on Human Rights, Ram Puniyani Part 3. Rights of the Marginalized Chpater 8. Human Rights Violations in India: Exploring the Societal Roots of Marginality, Debi Chatterjee Chapter 9. Media, Cultural Rights and the Third World, Pranta Pratik Patnaik Chapter 10. The Fault Lines in Soviet-Style Accommodation of Minority Rights in Ethiopia, Semahagn Gashu Chapter 11. Human Rights and the Third World Other, Subrata Sankar Bagchi Part 4. Rights for Children and Genders Chapter 12. Culture and Issues of Rights to the Eyes of the Indians with 'Other' Self-Identities of Sexuality and Gender, Arnab Das and Pawan Dhall Chapter 13. Roots and Shoots of Female Feticide in Pockets of India-Lending Voice to the Voiceless, Tushar Kanti Saha Part 5. Rights of the Disabled and Health Chapter 14. The Rights of People Living with Disability in the Third World Context: The Zimbabwean Pentecostal Concept of 'Curses and Blessings' in the Light of Disability, Francis Machingura Chapter 15. The Indian Disability Rights Paradigm: The Reality versus Rhetoric, Anuradha Saibaba Rajesh Chapter 16. 'People's Health in People's Hand': Story of a Voluntary Organization in Rural West Bengal, Satyabrata Chakrborty Part 6. Expanding Frontiers of Human Rights Chapter 17. Human Rights and Information Society: Problematizing India, Dipankar Sinha Chapter 18. Biotechnology and Human Rights, Subhasis Mukhopadhyay Index Notes on Contributors
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About Arnab Das

Subrata Sankar Bagchi is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Bangabasi Evening College, University of Calcutta, India. He is also teaching postgraduate courses of anthropology and human rights in the University of Calcutta, West Bengal State University, and Jadavpur University. Arnab Das is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta. He also teaches postgraduate courses in human rights, museology, human resource management, anthropology, and rural development in West Bengal, India.
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