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The Resource Human rights in our own backyard : injustice and resistance in the United States, edited by William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha

Human rights in our own backyard : injustice and resistance in the United States, edited by William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha

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Human rights in our own backyard : injustice and resistance in the United States
Title
Human rights in our own backyard
Title remainder
injustice and resistance in the United States
Statement of responsibility
edited by William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha
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Language
eng
Summary
"Most Americans assume that the United States provides a gold standard for human rights--a 2007 survey found that 80 percent of U.S. adults believed that 'the U.S. does a better job than most countries when it comes to protecting human rights.' As well, discussions among scholars and public officials in the United States frame human rights issues as concerning people, policies, or practices 'over there.' By contrast, the contributors to this volume argue that many of the greatest immediate and structural threats to human rights, and some of the most significant efforts to realize human rights in practice, can be found in our own backyard. Human Rights in Our Own Backyard examines the state of human rights and responses to human rights issues, drawing on sociological literature and perspectives to interrogate assumptions of American exceptionalism. How do people in the U.S. address human rights issues? What strategies have they adopted, and how successful have they been? Essays are organized around key conventions of human rights, focusing on the relationships between human rights and justice, the state and the individual, civil rights and human rights, and group rights versus individual rights. The contributors are united by a common conception of the human rights enterprise as a process involving not only state-defined and implemented rights but also human rights from below as promoted by activists"--Provided by publisher
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MdBmJHUP
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Armaline, William T
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1956-
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  • Purkayastha, Bandana
  • Glasberg, Davita Silfen
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
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  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • United States
  • Menschenrecht
Label
Human rights in our own backyard : injustice and resistance in the United States, edited by William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Economic rights -- pt. II. Social rights -- pt. III. Cultural rights -- pt. IV. Political and civil rights -- pt. V. Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination -- pt. VI. Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women -- pt. VII. Human rights and resistance in the United States
Control code
ocn793012601
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812205145
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205145
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22573/ctt35fr03
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012601
Label
Human rights in our own backyard : injustice and resistance in the United States, edited by William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Economic rights -- pt. II. Social rights -- pt. III. Cultural rights -- pt. IV. Political and civil rights -- pt. V. Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination -- pt. VI. Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women -- pt. VII. Human rights and resistance in the United States
Control code
ocn793012601
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 325 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812205145
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205145
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35fr03
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793012601

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