Human Rights and Social Theory

Paperback | October 23, 2013

byLydia Morris

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This book examines the contribution social theory can make to understanding different human rights which operate in a variety of settings. Including an introduction to the theoretical issues raised by the study of rights, it covers a range of individual and collective rights, illuminating the relationship between social theory and human rights.

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This book examines the contribution social theory can make to understanding different human rights which operate in a variety of settings. Including an introduction to the theoretical issues raised by the study of rights, it covers a range of individual and collective rights, illuminating the relationship between social theory and huma...

Lydia Morris is Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, and a member of the Human Rights Centre.She is the author of The Workings of the Household (1991), Dangerous Classes (1994), Asylum, Welfare and the Cosmopolitan Ideal (2010) and the editor of Rights: Sociological Perspectives (2006).
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 10.17 × 6.21 × 0.18 inPublished:October 23, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230551602

ISBN - 13:9780230551602

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Table of Contents

1. Understanding Torture: the Strengths and the Limits of Social Theory2. Civil and Political Rights and the Human Condition

3. The Community of Rights: Membership, Rights and Recognition

4. Human Rights as Trans-national Rights: Migration and Asylum

5. The Culture of Rights, and Rights to Culture

6. The Rights of Distant Others

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