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Author Tate, Winifred, 1970- author

Title Counting the dead : the culture and politics of human rights activism in Colombia / Winifred Tate
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 379 pages) : map
Series California series in public anthropology ; 18
California series in public anthropology ; 18
Contents Colombia : mapping the eternal crisis -- Solidarity with our class brothers : the first wave of Colombian human rights activism -- The production of human rights knowledge and the practice of politics -- The emotional politics of activism in the 1990s -- The global imaginaries of Colombian activists at the United Nations and beyond -- State activism and the production of impunity -- Human rights and the Colombian military's war stories
Summary Drawing from the life stories of high-profile activists, interviews with military officials, and research at the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, this work underscores the importance of analyzing and understanding human rights discourses, methodologies, and institutions within the context of broader cultural and political debates
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-369) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human rights advocacy -- Colombia.
Political persecution -- Colombia.
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1974-
Colombia -- Social conditions -- 1970-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520941179 (electronic bk.)
1435611446 (electronic bk.)
9780520941175 (electronic bk.)
9781435611443 (electronic bk.)