Human Rights: An Anthropological Reader
October 2008, ©2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Introduction—Human Rights and Anthropology: Mark Goodale (George Mason University).
Part I: Conceptual and Historical Foundations:.
1. Statement on Human Rights (1947) and commentaries: American Anthropological Association, Julian Steward (Late of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), H. G. Barnett (Late of University of Oregon).
2. The Decline of the Nation-State and the End of the Rights of Man: Hannah Arendt.
3. The Good, The Bad, and the Intolerable: Minority Group Rights: Will Kymlicka (Queen’s University, Canada).
4. Toward a Cross-Cultural Approach to Defining International Standards of Human Rights: Abdullahi Ahmed An –Na’im (Emory University).
5. Human Rights and Capabilities: Amartya Sen (Harvard University).
Part II: Anthropology and Human Rights Activism:.
6. Declaration on Anthropology and Human Rights (1999): American Anthropological Association.
7. Anthropology, Human Rights, and Social Transformation: Ellen Messer (Brandeis University).
8. Excavations of the Heart: Healing Fragmented Communities: Victoria Sanford (City University of New York, Lehman College).
9. Rethinking Health and Human Rights: Time for a Paradigm Shift: Paul Farmer and Nicole Gastineau (both Harvard University).
10. Rotten Trade: Millennial Capitalism, Human Values, and Global Justice in Organs Trafficking: Nancy Scheper-Hughes (University of California, Berkeley).
11. Do Anthropologists Have an Ethical Obligation to Promote Human Rights?: Terence Turner (Cornell University), Laura Graham (University of Iowa), Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban (Rhode Island College), Jane Cowan (University of Sussex, UK).
Part III: The Ethnography of Human Rights Practices:.
12. Representing Human Rights Violations: Social Contexts and Subjectivities: Richard. A. Wilson (University of Connecticut).
13. Gendered Intersections: Collective and Individual Rights in Indigenous Women’s Experience: Shannon Speed (University of Texas, Austin).
14. Human Rights and Moral Panics: Listening to Popular Grievances: Harri Englund (University of Cambridge, UK).
15. Legal Transplants and Cultural Translation: Making Human Rights in the Vernacular: Sally Engle Merry (New York University).
Part IV: Critical Anthropologies of Human Rights:.
16. Culture and Rights after Culture and Rights: Jane Cowan (University of Sussex, UK).
17. Human Rights as Cultural Practice: An Anthropological Critique: Ann-Belinda Preis (UNESCO, France).
18. Between Universalism and Relativism: A Critique of the UNESCO Concept of Culture: Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo, Norway).
19. Toward a Critical Anthropology of Human Rights: Mark Goodale (George Mason University).
Appendix: Websites on Human Rights