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The Resource The past can't heal us : the dangers of mandating memory in the name of human rights, Lea David

The past can't heal us : the dangers of mandating memory in the name of human rights, Lea David

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The past can't heal us : the dangers of mandating memory in the name of human rights
Title
The past can't heal us
Title remainder
the dangers of mandating memory in the name of human rights
Statement of responsibility
Lea David
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this innovative study, Lea David critically investigates the relationship between human rights and memory, suggesting that, instead of understanding human rights in a normative fashion, human rights should be treated as an ideology. Conceptualizing human rights as an ideology gives us useful theoretical and methodological tools to recognize the real impact human rights has on the ground. David traces the rise of the global phenomenon that is the human rights memorialization agenda, termed 'Moral Remembrance', and explores what happens once this agenda becomes implemented. Based on evidence from the Western Balkans and Israel/Palestine, she argues that the human rights memorialization agenda does not lead to a better appreciation of human rights but, contrary to what would be expected, it merely serves to strengthen national sentiments, divisions and animosities along ethnic lines, and leads to the new forms of societal inequalities that are closely connected to different forms of corruptions
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UkCbUP
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1976-
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David, Lea
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Human rights in history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Memorialization
  • Collective memory
Label
The past can't heal us : the dangers of mandating memory in the name of human rights, Lea David
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 Jun 2020)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Human rights as an ideology? : obstacles and benefits -- What is moral remembrance? -- The institutionalization of moral remembrance : the case study of Palestine and Israel -- The institutionalization of moral remembrance : the case study of Western Balkans -- Human rights, memory and micro-solidarity -- Mandating memory, mandating conflicts
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108861311
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The past can't heal us : the dangers of mandating memory in the name of human rights, Lea David
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 Jun 2020)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Human rights as an ideology? : obstacles and benefits -- What is moral remembrance? -- The institutionalization of moral remembrance : the case study of Palestine and Israel -- The institutionalization of moral remembrance : the case study of Western Balkans -- Human rights, memory and micro-solidarity -- Mandating memory, mandating conflicts
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108861311
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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