Chapter 15. Human Rights

  1. David Nugent and
  2. Joan Vincent
  1. Richard Ashby Wilson

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693681.ch15

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics

How to Cite

Wilson, R. A. (2007) Human Rights, in A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics (eds D. Nugent and J. Vincent), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693681.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631229728

Online ISBN: 9780470693681

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Keywords:

  • human rights;
  • cultural anthropology;
  • social evolutionism;
  • colonial project;
  • western superiority

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Human Rights, Cultural Relativism, and the Cold War

  • Political Violence and State Repression

  • Globalization and Human Rights

  • Human Rights, Neocolonialism, and Empire

  • Human Rights, Reconciliation, and the State

  • New Directions in the Anthropology Of Human Rights

  • References