Identity  Belonging and Human Rights  A Multi Disciplinary Perspective Book

Identity Belonging and Human Rights A Multi Disciplinary Perspective

  • Author : Nasia Hadjigeorgiou
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2019-01-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848884571

Identity Belonging and Human Rights A Multi Disciplinary Perspective Excerpt :

This edited volume is concerned with the relationship between three key concepts – identity, belonging and human rights – and explores them both by engaging in theoretical analysis and through more practical contributions.

Sociology and Human Rights  New Engagements Book

Sociology and Human Rights New Engagements

  • Author : Patricia Hynes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317985327

Sociology and Human Rights New Engagements Excerpt :

Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements is the first collection to focus on the contribution sociological approaches can make to analysis of human rights. Taking forward the sociology of human rights which emerged from the 1990s, it presents innovative analyses of global human rights struggles by new and established authors. The collection includes a range of new work addressing issues such as genocide in relation to indigenous peoples, rights-based approaches in development work, trafficking of children, and children’s rights in relation to political struggles for the decriminalisation of same-sex sexual activity in India. It examines contexts ranging from Rwanda and South Korea to Northern Ireland and the city of Barcelona. The collection as a whole will be of interest to students and academics working in various disciplines such as politics, law and social policy, and to practitioners working on human rights for various governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as to sociologists seeking to develop understanding of the sociology of human rights. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights.

Keeping Faith with Human Rights Book

Keeping Faith with Human Rights

  • Author : Linda Hogan
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-09
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626162334

Keeping Faith with Human Rights Excerpt :

The human rights regime is one of modernity's great civilizing triumphs. From the formal promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to the subsequent embrace of this declaration by the newly independent states of Africa, human rights have emerged as the primary discourse of global politics and as an increasingly prominent category in the international and domestic legal system. But throughout their history, human rights have endured sustained attempts at disenfranchisement. In this provocative study, Linda Hogan defends human rights language while simultaneously reenvisioning its future. Avoiding problematic claims about shared universal values, Hogan draws on the constructivist strand of political philosophy to argue for a three-pronged conception of human rights: as requirements for human flourishing, as necessary standards of human community, and as the basis for emancipatory politics. In the process, she shows that it is theoretically possible and politically necessary for theologians to keep faith with human rights. Indeed, the Christian tradition—the wellspring of many of the ethical commitments considered central to human rights—must embrace its vital role in the project.

Migrations  Interdisciplinary Perspectives Book

Migrations Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Author : Michi Messer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-05-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9783709109502

Migrations Interdisciplinary Perspectives Excerpt :

This volume covers the most important contributions to and discussions at the international symposium Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (1-3, July, University of Vienna), organised by Renée Schroeder and Ruth Wodak which was dedicated to the multiple interdisciplinary dimensions of ‘migrations’, both from the viewpoints of the Social Sciences and Humanities as well as from the manifold perspectives of the Natural Sciences. The book is organized along the following dimensions: Urban Development and Migration Peer Relations in Immigrant Adolescents: Methodological Challenges and Key Findings Migration, Identity, and Belonging Migration in/and Ego Documents Debating Migration Fundamentals of Diffusion and Spread in the Natural Sciences and beyond Media Representations of Migrants and Migration Migration and the Genes

Nationalism Book
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  • Author : Philip Spencer
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2002-07-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 0761947213

Nationalism Excerpt :

Spencer and Wollman seek to challenge fixed notions of national identity, ethnicity and culture to more fully explore and understand the contemporary complexities of citizenship and the genuine potential for a cosmopolitan democracy.

Haven  The Mediterranean Crisis and Human Security Book

Haven The Mediterranean Crisis and Human Security

  • Author : John Morrissey
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788115483

Haven The Mediterranean Crisis and Human Security Excerpt :

The Mediterranean refugee crisis presents states across Europe with a common security challenge: how to intervene responsibly in mitigation and support. This book seeks to advance the UN concept of ‘human security’ in showing how a human security approach to the crisis can effectively conceptualize and respond to the intricacies of the challenges faced. It argues for a politics of solidarity in proffering integrated solutions that call out the failure of top-down, statist security measures. Leading international authors from a range of disciplines document key dimensions of the crisis, including: the legal mechanisms enabling or blocking asylum; the biopolitical systems for managing displaced peoples; and the multiple, overlapping historical precedents of today’s challenges.

Identity  Belonging and Migration Book

Identity Belonging and Migration

  • Author : Gerard Delanty
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846311185

Identity Belonging and Migration Excerpt :

The emergence of new kinds of racism in European societies—referred to variously as “Euro-racism,” “cultural racism,” or, in France, as racisme differential—has been widely discussed by citizens and scholars alike. While these accounts differ, there is widespread agreement that racism in Europe is on the rise and that one of its characteristic features is hostility to migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers. Migrant Voices aims to provide a new understanding of the social, political, and historical forces that marginalize these new “others”—culminating in an investigation of the narratives of day-to-day life that produce a culture of everyday racism.

Identity and Migration in Europe  Multidisciplinary Perspectives Book
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Identity and Migration in Europe Multidisciplinary Perspectives

  • Author : MariaCaterina La Barbera
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-11-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319101279

Identity and Migration in Europe Multidisciplinary Perspectives Excerpt :

This book addresses the impact of migration on the formation and transformation of identity and its continuous negotiations. Its ground is the understanding of identity as a complex social phenomenon resulting from constant negotiations between personal conditions, social relationships, and institutional frameworks. Migrations, understood as dynamic processes that do not end when landing in the host country, offer the best conditions to analyze the construction and transformation of social identities in the postcolonial and globalized societies. Searching for novel epistemologies and methodologies, the research questions here addressed are how identity is negotiated in migration processes, and how these negotiations work in contemporary multiethnic Europe. This edited volume brings to the field a novel convergence of theoretical and empirical approaches by gathering together scholars from different countries of Europe and the Mediterranean area, from different disciplines and backgrounds, challenging the traditional discipline division.

Individuation and Liberty in a Globalized World Book

Individuation and Liberty in a Globalized World

  • Author : Stefano Carpani
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-06-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000594072

Individuation and Liberty in a Globalized World Excerpt :

What is the best way to understand the narratives of self-identity at the beginning of the 21st century? This interdisciplinary collection brings together perspectives from analytical psychology, sociology, psychiatry, psychosocial studies, and psychoanalysis to consider questions about individuation and freedom in our unhinged world. The contributors discuss the meaning of, and need for, individuation in individualized and liquid societies. The book begins with a comparison of three approaches: C.G. Jung’s individuation, Ulrich Beck’s individualization, and Zygmunt Bauman’s liquidity. This sets the tone for further consideration of topics including guilt, social media, global nomads, and surveillance. Theoretical reflections are enhanced by clinical material, and the book emphasizes the connections between sociology and psychoanalysis, offering significant insights into the importance of psychosocial approaches. This timely work will be of great interest to academics and scholars of psychosocial studies, Jungian studies, sociology, and politics.

Nordic Perspectives on the Responsible Development of the Arctic  Pathways to Action Book

Nordic Perspectives on the Responsible Development of the Arctic Pathways to Action

  • Author : Douglas C. Nord
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030523244

Nordic Perspectives on the Responsible Development of the Arctic Pathways to Action Excerpt :

This book investigates the multifaceted nature of change in today’s Nordic Arctic and the necessary research and policy development required to address the challenges and opportunities currently faced by this region. It focuses its attention on the recent efforts of the Nordic community to create specialized Centers of Excellence in Arctic Research in order to facilitate this process of scientific inquiry and policy articulation. The volume seeks to describe both the steps that lead to this decision and the manner in which this undertaking as evolved. The work highlights the research efforts of the four Centers and their investigations of a variety of issues including those related to ecosystem and wildlife management, the revitalization resource dependent communities, the emergence of new climate-born diseases and the development of adequate modeling techniques to assist northern communities in their efforts at adaptation and resilience building. Major discoveries and insights arising from these and other efforts are detailed and possible policy implications considered. The book also focuses attention on the challenges of creating and supporting multidisciplinary teams of researchers to investigate such concerns and the methods and means for facilitating their collaboration and the integration of their findings to form new and useful perspectives on the nature of change in the contemporary Arctic. It also provides helpful consideration and examples of how local and indigenous communities can be engaged in the co-production of knowledge regarding the region. The volume discusses how such research findings can be best communicated and shared between scientists, policymakers and northern residents. It considers the challenges of building common concern not just among different research disciplines but also between bureaucracies and the public. Only when this bridge-building effort is undertaken can true pathways to action be established.

Activating Cultural and Social Change Book

Activating Cultural and Social Change

  • Author : Baden Offord
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-24
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000512816

Activating Cultural and Social Change Excerpt :

In this thought-provoking book, a diverse range of educators, activists, academics, and community advocates provide theoretical and practical ways of activating our knowledge and understanding of how to build a human rights culture. Addressing approaches and applications to human rights within current socio-cultural, political, socio-legal, environmental, educational, and global contexts, these chapters explore tensions, contradictions, and complexities within human rights education. The book establishes cultural and educational practices as intrinsically linked to human rights consciousness and social justice, showing how signature pedagogies used by human rights practitioners can be intellectual, creative, or a combination of both. Across three sections, the book discusses ways of bringing about holistic, relevant, and compelling approaches for challenging and understanding structures of power, which have become a global system, while also suggesting a move from abstract human rights principles, declarations, and instruments to meaningful changes that do not dehumanise and distance us from intrinsic and extrinsic oppressions, denial of identity and community, and other forms of human rights abuse. Offering new critical cultural studies approaches on how a human rights consciousness arises and is practised, this book will be of great interest to scholars and students of cultural studies, education studies, critical sociology, human rights education, and human rights studies.

Peer Research in Health and Social Development Book

Peer Research in Health and Social Development

  • Author : Stephen Bell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000380521

Peer Research in Health and Social Development Excerpt :

Peer research is increasingly used in international academic, policy and practice environments. It engages members of a group or social network as trusted members of a research team working in communities and settings they are familiar with. Critics, however, point to methodological concerns with peer research. These include the extent to which peer researchers genuinely represent the populations under study; data confidentiality; the emotional burden of enquiring into sensitive issues peers may experience in their own lives; and the reliability and credibility of data collected by people who do not have academic training. The book seeks to counter the marginalisation of research experience and skills derived from close relationships with people and communities, while reflecting critically on the strengths and limitations of peer research. Chapters by a wide range of international contributors illustrate the potential of peer research to facilitate an in-depth understanding of health and social development issues and enhance policy and practice. This interdisciplinary book provides students and professionals working in health, social science and development studies with a thorough grounding in this new style of research. It will appeal to those interested in research and evaluation; sexual health and public health; mental health, disability and social care; gender and sexuality; conservation and environmental management; migration and citizenship studies; humanitarian issues; and international development.

As If Peoples Mattered Book

As If Peoples Mattered

  • Author : Zelim Skurbaty
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2021-11-22
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004481442

As If Peoples Mattered Excerpt :

Routledge Handbook of Race and Ethnicity in Asia Book

Routledge Handbook of Race and Ethnicity in Asia

  • Author : Michael Weiner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351246682

Routledge Handbook of Race and Ethnicity in Asia Excerpt :

The Routledge Handbook of Race and Ethnicity in Asia introduces theoretical approaches to the study of race, ethnicity and indigeneity in Asia beyond those commonly grounded in the Western experience. The volume’s twenty-eight chapters consider not only the relationship between ethnic or racial minorities and the state, but social relations within and between individual and transnational communities. These shape not only the contours of governance, but also the means by which knowledge of national identity, ‘self ’, and ‘other’ have been constructed and reconstructed over time. Divided into four sections, it provides holistic and comparative coverage of South, South East, and East Asia, as well as Australasia and Oceania; an area that extends from Pakistan in the West to Hawai’i in the East. Contributors to this handbook offer a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, opening a domain of scholarship wherein the relationship between phenotype and racism is less pronounced than European and North American approaches, which have often privileged the so-called ‘colour stigmata’, leading to further exclusions of particular ethnic, racial, and indigenous communities. This volume seeks to overcome racism and white ideologies embedded in theories of race and ethnicity in Asia, proving a valuable resource to both students and scholars of comparative racial and ethnic studies, international relations and human rights.