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The Resource Gender, alterity and human rights : freedom in a fishbowl, Ratna Kapur, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Gender, alterity and human rights : freedom in a fishbowl, Ratna Kapur, Queen Mary University of London, UK

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Gender, alterity and human rights : freedom in a fishbowl
Title
Gender, alterity and human rights
Title remainder
freedom in a fishbowl
Statement of responsibility
Ratna Kapur, Queen Mary University of London, UK
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Language
eng
Summary
"Human rights are axiomatic with liberal freedom. This book builds on the critique of this mainstream and official position on human rights, drawing attention to how human rights have been deployed to advance political and cultural intents rather than bring about freedom for disenfranchised groups. Its approach is unique insofar as it focuses on queer, feminist and postcolonial human rights advocacy, exposing how such interventions have at times advanced neo-liberal agendas and new forms of imperialism, and enabled a carceral politics rather than producing freedom for their constituencies. Through a focus on campaigns for same-sex marriage, ending violence against women, and the Islamic veil bans in liberal democracies, human rights emerge as forms of governance that operate through normative prescriptions, which bind even as they purport to free, and establish a hierarchy of the human subject: who is human and who is not; who qualifies for rights and who does not. This book argues that the futurity of human rights rests in a transformative engagement with non-liberal registers of freedom beyond the narrow confines of the liberal fishbowl. This book will have a global appeal for students and academics concerned with international and human rights law, jurisprudence, critical legal theory, gender studies, postcolonial studies, feminist legal theory, queer theory, religious studies, and philosophy. It will appeal to political activists and policymakers in the global justice arena concerned with the freedom of disenfranchised groups, human rights, gender justice, and the rights sexual and religious minorities." --
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1959-
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Kapur, Ratna
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Elgar studies in legal theory
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  • Human rights
  • Sex and law
  • Other (Philosophy)
  • Human rights
  • Other (Philosophy)
  • Sex and law
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Gender, alterity and human rights : freedom in a fishbowl, Ratna Kapur, Queen Mary University of London, UK
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781788112529
Lccn
2018932705
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1020868522
Label
Gender, alterity and human rights : freedom in a fishbowl, Ratna Kapur, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 307 pages
Isbn
9781788112529
Lccn
2018932705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1020868522

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