Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements

Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and Waites, M. (Eds.) (2011) Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements. Routledge: Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415617970

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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights.</p>

Item Type:Edited Books
Keywords:Sociology, Human Rights
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Waites, Dr Matthew
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JX International law
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences

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