New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights

Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and Waites, M. (Eds.) (2012) New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights. Series: International Journal of Human Rights. Routledge: Abingdon, UK. ISBN 1364-2987

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New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights is a contribution to both sociology and to human rights research, particularly where these are directed towards challenging power relations and inequalities in contemporary societies. It expands and develops the sociology of human rights as a sub-field of sociology and interdisciplinary human rights scholarship. The volume suggests new directions for the use of social and sociological theories in the analysis of issues such as torture and genocide and addresses a number of themes which have not previously been a sustained focus in the sociology of human rights literature. These range from climate change and the human rights of soldiers, to corporate social responsibility and children’s rights in relation to residential care. The collection is thus multi-dimensional, examining a range of specific empirical contexts, and also considering relationships between sociological analysis and human rights scholarship and activism. Hence in a variety of ways it points the way for future analyses, and also for human rights activism and practices. It is intended to widen our field of vision in the sociology of human rights, and to spark both new ideas and new forms of political engagement.

Item Type:Edited Books
Additional Information:Special Issue, International Journal of Human Rights
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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