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Intersex Matters
Intersex Matters (November 2017)
Biomedical Embodiment, Gender Regulation, and Transnational Activism
David A. Rubin - Author

Analyzes intersex debates through a queer feminist, intersectional, and transnational lens.

Intersex Matters analyzes the medicalization of people diagnosed as “intersex,” which is an umbrella term for individuals born with sexual anatomies various societies deem to be nonstandard. Through an examination of medico-scientific, scholarly, political, and popular archives from the mid-twentieth century to the pre...(Read More)
 
 
Just War and Human Rights
Just War and Human Rights (March 2017)
Fighting with Right Intention
Todd Burkhardt - Author

Discusses how just war theory needs to be revised to better secure and respect human rights.
Warfare in the twenty-first century presents significant challenges to the modern state. Serious questions have arisen about the use of drones, target selection, civilian exposure to harm, intervening for humanitarian reasons, and war as a means of forcing regime change. In Just War and Human Rights Todd Burkhardt argues that updat...(Read More)
 
 
Trendy Fascism
Trendy Fascism (August 2016)
White Power Music and the Future of Democracy
Nancy S. Love - Author

Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence.

Popular music plays a major role in mobilizing citizens, especially youth, to fight for political causes. Yet the presence of music in politics receives relatively little attention from scholars, politicians, and citizens. White power music is no exception, despite its role in recent high-profile hate crimes....(Read More)
 
 
Human Rights Standards
Human Rights Standards (March 2016)
Hegemony, Law, and Politics
Makau Mutua - Author

A bracing critique of human rights law and activism from the perspective of the Global South.

How are human rights norms made, who makes them, and why? In Human Rights Standards, Makau Mutua traces the history of the human rights project and critically explores how the norms of the human rights movement have been created. Examining key texts and documents published since the inception of the human rights m...(Read More)
 
 
Reproducing Sectarianism
Reproducing Sectarianism (June 2013)
Advocacy Networks and the Politics of Civil Society in Postwar Lebanon
Paul W. T. Kingston - Author

Examines the politics of civil society in modern Lebanon.

The Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere has highlighted the growing importance of the politics of civil society in the contemporary Middle East. In Reproducing Sectarianism, Paul W. T. Kingston examines rights-oriented advocacy networks within Lebanon’s postwar civil society, focusing on movements and political campaigns based...(Read More)
 
 
Transnationalism Reversed
Transnationalism Reversed (October 2011)
Women Organizing against Gendered Violence in Bangladesh
Elora Halim Chowdhury - Author

2012 Gloria E. Anzaldua Book Prize presented by the National Women’s Studies Association
Examines transnational movement building through a focus on acid attacks and organizing against acid violence in Bangladesh.
Acid attacks against women and girls have captured the attention of the global media, with several high-profile reports ranging from the BBC to The Oprah Winfrey Show. In Bangladesh,...(Read More)
 
 
Globalizing Justice
Globalizing Justice (April 2010)
Critical Perspectives on Transnational Law and the Cross-Border Migration of Legal Norms
Donald W. Jackson - Editor
Michael C. Tolley - Editor
Mary L. Volcansek - Editor

Essays assessing the impact of globalization on law and court systems across the world.

Globalization is a far-reaching and multifaceted phenomenon whose effects on law are just beginning to be appreciated fully. Globalizing Justice examines the effects of globalization on law and court systems in the developed and developing worlds. How has the global spread of legal norms changed the relationship between int...(Read More)
 
 
The Wound and the Witness
The Wound and the Witness (February 2009)
The Rhetoric of Torture
Jennifer R. Ballengee - Author

Explores the rhetorical functions of torture and the witnessing of torture in both classical texts and contemporary contexts.

The Wound and the Witness offers a historically grounded approach to an urgent contemporary problem: the persistence of torture in Western culture. Drawing upon ancient Greek and Roman texts, as well as contemporary media events, Jennifer R. Ballengee explores the spectacle of torture...(Read More)
 
 
Waging Humanitarian War
Waging Humanitarian War (January 2009)
The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention
Eric A. Heinze - Author

Examines the ethical, legal, and political dimensions of military intervention for humanitarian reasons.

How severe must human suffering be before military intervention is considered? Can there be commensurate legal grounding for such an argument? Which actors are the most appropriate agents of intervention? In this reasonable and straightforward approach to the perplexing issue of humanitarian intervention, Er...(Read More)
 
 
Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship
Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship (March 2008)
Ali A. Abdi - Editor
Lynette Shultz - Editor

Essays that highlight the role of education in bringing about inclusive citizenship and human rights norms.

Nearly sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in spite of progress on some fronts, we are in many cases as far away as ever from achieving an inclusive citizenship and human rights for all. While human rights violations continue to affect millions across the world, there are also o...(Read More)

 
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