Human Rights, Culture and Context
Edited by: Richard A. Wilson
- ISBN: 9780745311425
- Extent: 240pp
- Release Date: 20 Mar 1998
- Size: 215mm x 135mm
- Format: Paperback
- Category: Anthropology
'Important, timely and constructive ... An important step forward' Social Anthropology
‘By establishing a link between normative and empirical analysis, this book offers valuable insights into human rights discourse.' International Affairs
Drawing on case studies from around the world - including Iran, Guatemala, USA and Mexico - this collection documents how transnational human rights discourses and legal institutions are materialised, imposed, resisted and transformed in a variety of contexts.
About The Author
Richard Wilson has carried out extensive research on the relationship between political violence, religion and ethnicity in Guatemala. He is the author of Maya Resurgence in Guatemala: Q'egchi Experiences (1995, University of Oklahoma Press) At present he is making comparative studies of truth commissions in Latin America and South Africa.Together with Thomas Eriksen, he is the series editor of the Anthropology, Culture and Society series (Pluto Press).