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Author Ackerly, Brooke A.

Title Universal human rights in a world of difference / Brooke A. Ackerly
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 373 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge books online
Contents Universal human rights in a world of difference : challenging our thinking -- Universal human rights? -- Universalisms and differences -- Immanent and universal human rights : more legitimate than reasonable -- Feminist curb cutting : a methodology for exposing silences and revealing differences for the immanent study of universal human rights -- Listening to the silent voices, hearing dissonance : a methodology for interpretation and analysis -- An immanent and universal theory of human rights -- Terrain(s) of difficulty : obligation, problem-solving, and trust -- Feminist strategies -- "If I can make a circle."
Summary "From the diverse work and often competing insights of women's human rights activists, Brooke Ackerly has written a feminist and a universal theory of human rights that bridges the relativists' concerns about universalizing from particulars and the activists' commitment to justice."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-359) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Feminist theory.
Human rights.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511409486 (electronic bk.)
0511410026 (electronic bk.)
0511756011 (ebook)
0521707552 (Paper)
0521881269 (Cloth)
9780511409486 (electronic bk.)
9780511410024 (electronic bk.)
9780511756016 (ebook)
9780521707558 (Paper)
9780521881265 (Cloth)