Silencing Human Rights: Critical Engagements with a Contested Project by G. BhambraSilencing Human Rights: Critical Engagements with a Contested Project by G. Bhambra

Silencing Human Rights: Critical Engagements with a Contested Project

byG. BhambraEditorR. Shilliam

Hardcover | November 27, 2008

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This volume presents a range of topical investigations into the human rights field as well as providing an original and provocative investigation of some of the topic through the theoretical lens of 'silence'.
AMANDA ALEXANDER is a doctoral student in African history at Columbia University, USA and a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa LEAH BASSEL is Lecturer in Sociology at City University, London, UK UPENDRA BAXI is Professor of Law in Development at the University of Warwick, UK G...
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Title:Silencing Human Rights: Critical Engagements with a Contested ProjectFormat:HardcoverDimensions:294 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:November 27, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222765

ISBN - 13:9780230222762

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 'Silence' and Human Rights; G. K. Bhambra and R. Shilliam PART I: FOUNDING SILENCES: THE QUESTION OF HUMANITY 'How oppression thrives where truth is not allowed a voice.' The Spanish Polemic about the American Indians; M. J. Rodríguez -Salgado No More no Less: What Slaves thought about their Humanity; S. N. Grovogui PART II: FOUNDING SILENCES: THE PRACTICES OF EXCLUSION The Rites of Dispossession: Medieval and Modern; N. Inayatullah and D. L. Blaney 'That all men are created equal': 'Rights talk' and Exclusion in North America; R. Marden PART III: INSTITUTIONAL SILENCES: CITIZENSHIP AND EXCLUSION Is the Right to Sovereignty a Human Right? The Idea of Sovereign Freedom and the Jewish State; J. Cocks A Continuity of Silence in Serbia: From the Irrelevance of Human Rights to Collective Crime, and Beyond; N. Dimitrijevic PART IV: INSTITUTIONAL SILENCES: CITIZENSHIP AND 'INCLUSION' Population Exchanges of the Balkans and Asia Minor at the Fin de Siècle. The Imposition of Political Subjectivities in the Modern World Order; R. Ozdemir* Silencing to Protect: The Debate over Women's Rights in France and Canada; L.Bassel All too Meaningful Silences: The European Court of Human Rights' Disappointing Case Law on Racial Discrimination; M-B. Dembour PART V: CONTESTED SILENCES: THE RIGHTS OF THE POOR Silencing the Sovereignty of the Poor in Haiti; T. di Muzio Rights Beyond the Urban-rural Divide: South Africa's Landless People's Movement and the Creation of a Landless Subjectivity; A. Alexander Conclusion: Human Rights in Contemporary Global Perspective; R. Shilliam and G. K. Bhambra Epilogue: Whom may we speak for, with, and after? Re-silencing Human Rights; U. Baxi Endnotes Bibliography *Winner of the International Studies Association's Robert and Jessie Cox Award 2009

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Renk Ozdemir's chapter has won the 2009 Robert and Jessie Cox prize awarded to the best graduate paper of critical inquiry in International Relations.

'Silencing Human Rights is a very thought-provoking book and should be taken seriously.' - Sally Ramage, The Criminal Lawyer