Human Rights A Political and Cultural Critique
by
 
Mutua, Makau.

Title
Human Rights A Political and Cultural Critique

Author
Mutua, Makau.

ISBN
9780812204155

Personal Author
Mutua, Makau.

Publication Information
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania, c2002. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)

Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 252 p. )

Series
Book collections on Project MUSE.

Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Human Rights as a Metaphor 10 -- The Metaphor of Human Rights 10 -- The Grand Narrative of Human Rights 15 -- The Metaphor of the Savage 22 -- The Metaphor of the Victim 27 -- The Metaphor of the Savior 31 -- 2. Human Rights as an Ideology 39 -- The Authors of Human Rights 39 -- A Holy Trinity: Liberalism, Democracy, and Human Rights 44 -- The Conventional Doctrinalists 47 -- The Conceptualizers 56 -- The Cultural Pluralists 64 -- Political Strategists and Instrumentalists 67 -- 3. Human Rights and the African Fingerprint 71 -- Africa in a Rights Universe 71 -- Human Rights in Precolonial Africa 74 -- The Dialectic of Rights and Duties 82 -- The Duty/Rights Conception 84 -- Whither Africa? 92 -- 4. Human Rights, Religion, and Proselytism 94 -- The Problem of Religious Rights 94 -- Demonizing the "Other" 98.

Subject Term
Human rights -- South Africa.
 
Human rights -- Africa.
 
Human rights.

Genre
Electronic books.

Added Corporate Author
Project Muse.

Electronic Access
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LibraryMaterial TypeItem BarcodeCall NumberShelf LocationStatus
University LibraryeBookER189981JC571 .M95 2002Electronic ResourcesE-resources