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The Resource Human rights in the United States : beyond exceptionalism, edited by Shareen Hertel, Kathryn Libal

Human rights in the United States : beyond exceptionalism, edited by Shareen Hertel, Kathryn Libal

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Human rights in the United States : beyond exceptionalism
Title
Human rights in the United States
Title remainder
beyond exceptionalism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Shareen Hertel, Kathryn Libal
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book brings to light emerging evidence of a shift toward a fuller engagement with international human rights norms and their application to domestic policy dilemmas in the United States. The volume offers a rich history, spanning close to three centuries, of the marginalization of human rights discourse in the United States. Contributors analyze particular cases of U.S. human rights advocacy aimed at addressing persistent inequalities within the United States itself, including advocacy on the rights of persons with disabilities; indigenous peoples; lone mother-headed families; incarcerated persons; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people; and those displaced by natural disasters, most notably Hurricane Katrina. The book also explores key arenas in which legal scholars, policy practitioners, and grassroots activists are challenging multiple divides between "public" and "private" spheres (for example, in connection with children's rights and domestic violence) and between "public" and "private" sectors (specifically, in relation to healthcare and business and human rights)"--
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1968-
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  • Hertel, Shareen
  • Libal, Kathryn
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Human rights
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Human rights in the United States : beyond exceptionalism, edited by Shareen Hertel, Kathryn Libal
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Publication
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Machine generated contents note: Foreword: are Americans human? reflections on the future of progressive politics in the United States Dorothy Q. Thomas; 1. Paradoxes and possibilities: domestic human rights policy in context Kathryn Libal and Shareen Hertel; Part I. Structuring Debates, Institutionalizing Rights: 2. The yellow sweatshirt: human dignity and economic human rights in advanced industrialized democracies Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann; 3. The welfare state: a battleground for human rights Mimi Abramovitz; 4. Drawing lines in the sand: building economic and social rights in the United States Cathy Albisa; 5. State and local commissions as sites for domestic human rights implementation Risa Kaufman; Part II. Challenging Public/Private Divides: 6. The curious resistance to seeing domestic violence as a human rights violation in the United States Sally Engle Merry and Jessica Shimmin; 7. At the crossroads: children's rights and the U.S. government Jonathan Todres; 8. Entrenched inequity: healthcare in the United States Jean Connolly Carmalt, Sarah Zaidi, and Alicia Ely Yamin; 9. Business and human rights: a new approach to advancing environmental justice in the United States Joanne Bauer; Part III. From the Margins to the Center: Making Harms Visible through Human Rights Framing:10. The law and politics of U.S. participation in the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities Michael Ashley Stein and Janet E. Lord; 11. The anomaly of citizenship for indigenous rights Bethany R. Berger; 12. Human rights violations as obstacles to escaping poverty: the case of lone mother-headed families Ken Neubeck; 13. The human rights of children in conflict with the law: lessons for the U.S. human rights movement Mie Lewis; 14. LGBT rights as human rights in the United States: opportunities lost Julie Mertus; 15. No shelter: disaster politics in Louisiana and the struggle for human rights Davida Finger and Rachel E. Luft
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 366 pages
Isbn
9781107008465
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010048058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)682903892
Label
Human rights in the United States : beyond exceptionalism, edited by Shareen Hertel, Kathryn Libal
Publication
Note
Machine generated contents note: Foreword: are Americans human? reflections on the future of progressive politics in the United States Dorothy Q. Thomas; 1. Paradoxes and possibilities: domestic human rights policy in context Kathryn Libal and Shareen Hertel; Part I. Structuring Debates, Institutionalizing Rights: 2. The yellow sweatshirt: human dignity and economic human rights in advanced industrialized democracies Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann; 3. The welfare state: a battleground for human rights Mimi Abramovitz; 4. Drawing lines in the sand: building economic and social rights in the United States Cathy Albisa; 5. State and local commissions as sites for domestic human rights implementation Risa Kaufman; Part II. Challenging Public/Private Divides: 6. The curious resistance to seeing domestic violence as a human rights violation in the United States Sally Engle Merry and Jessica Shimmin; 7. At the crossroads: children's rights and the U.S. government Jonathan Todres; 8. Entrenched inequity: healthcare in the United States Jean Connolly Carmalt, Sarah Zaidi, and Alicia Ely Yamin; 9. Business and human rights: a new approach to advancing environmental justice in the United States Joanne Bauer; Part III. From the Margins to the Center: Making Harms Visible through Human Rights Framing:10. The law and politics of U.S. participation in the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities Michael Ashley Stein and Janet E. Lord; 11. The anomaly of citizenship for indigenous rights Bethany R. Berger; 12. Human rights violations as obstacles to escaping poverty: the case of lone mother-headed families Ken Neubeck; 13. The human rights of children in conflict with the law: lessons for the U.S. human rights movement Mie Lewis; 14. LGBT rights as human rights in the United States: opportunities lost Julie Mertus; 15. No shelter: disaster politics in Louisiana and the struggle for human rights Davida Finger and Rachel E. Luft
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
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 366 pages
Isbn
9781107008465
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010048058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)682903892

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