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The Resource Rights make might : global human rights and minority social movements in Japan, Kiyoteru Tsutsui

Rights make might : global human rights and minority social movements in Japan, Kiyoteru Tsutsui

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Rights make might : global human rights and minority social movements in Japan
Title
Rights make might
Title remainder
global human rights and minority social movements in Japan
Statement of responsibility
Kiyoteru Tsutsui
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Rights Make Might examines why the three most salient minority groups in Japan all expanded their activism since the late 1970s and chronicles the galvanizing effects of global human rights ideas and institutions on local social movements. The prehistory of the three groups reveals that minority politics in Japan before the 1970s featured politically dormant Ainu - an indigenous people in northern Japan -, active but unsuccessful Koreans - a stateless colonial legacy group -, and active and established Burakumin - a former outcaste group that still faced social discrimination. Despite the unfavorable domestic political environment, the infusion of global human rights ideas and the opening of international human rights arenas as new venues for contestation transformed minority activists' movement actorhood, or subjective understanding about their position and entitled rights in Japan, as well as the views of the Japanese public and political establishment toward those groups, thus catalyzing substantial gains for all three groups. Having benefited from global human rights, all three groups also repaid their debt by contributing to the consolidation and expansion of global human rights principles and instruments. Drawing on interviews and archival data, Rights Make Might offers a detailed historical and comparative analysis of the co-constitutive relationship between international human rights activities and local politics that contributes to our understanding of international norms, multilateral institutions, social movements, human rights, and ethno-racial politics"--
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Tsutsui, Kiyoteru
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human rights
  • Minorities
  • Buraku people
  • Koreans
  • Ainu
  • Social movements
  • Japan
  • Ainu
  • Buraku people
  • Ethnic relations
  • Human rights
  • Koreans
  • Minorities
  • Social movements
  • Japan
Label
Rights make might : global human rights and minority social movements in Japan, Kiyoteru Tsutsui
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Publication
Copyright
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
24 cm
Extent
xi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780190853112
Lccn
2018003057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030967735
Label
Rights make might : global human rights and minority social movements in Japan, Kiyoteru Tsutsui
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
24 cm
Extent
xi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780190853112
Lccn
2018003057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030967735

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