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Human rights, culture and context : anthropological perspectives /

by Wilson, Richard.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Anthropology, culture, and society .Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 1997Description: viii, 227 p. : map ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0745311431 (hbk.); .Other Title: Human rights, culture & context.Subject(s): Human rights -- Philosophy | Human rights -- Cross-cultural studies | Cultural relativism | Ethnology | Social values
Contents:
Human rights, culture and context : an introduction / Richard A. Wilson -- Legal pluralism and transnational culture : the Ka Ho'okolokolonui Kanaka Maoli Tribunal, Hawai'i, 1993 / Sally Engle Merry -- Multiculturalism, individualism and human rights : romanticism, the Enlightenment and lessons from Mauritius / Thomas Hylland Eriksen -- Liberalism, socio-economic rights and the politics of identity : from moral economy to indigenous rights / John Gledhill -- On torture, or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment / Talal Asad -- Representing human rights violations : social contexts and subjectivities / Richard A. Wilson -- Universal and sustainable human rights? Special tribunals in Guatemala / Jennifer Schirmer -- To whom should we listen? Human rights activism in two Guatemalan land disputes / David Stoll.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Human rights, culture and context : an introduction / Richard A. Wilson -- Legal pluralism and transnational culture : the Ka Ho'okolokolonui Kanaka Maoli Tribunal, Hawai'i, 1993 / Sally Engle Merry -- Multiculturalism, individualism and human rights : romanticism, the Enlightenment and lessons from Mauritius / Thomas Hylland Eriksen -- Liberalism, socio-economic rights and the politics of identity : from moral economy to indigenous rights / John Gledhill -- On torture, or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment / Talal Asad -- Representing human rights violations : social contexts and subjectivities / Richard A. Wilson -- Universal and sustainable human rights? Special tribunals in Guatemala / Jennifer Schirmer -- To whom should we listen? Human rights activism in two Guatemalan land disputes / David Stoll.

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