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Title:
Human Rights A Political and Cultural Critique
Author:
Mutua, Makau.
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9780812204155
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania, c2002. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
Physical Description:
1 online resource (ix, 252 p. )
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Book collections on Project MUSE.
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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.
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Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique provides a bracing and controversial analysis of the scope of human rights and lays the groundwork for a multicultural and more universal understanding of these rights.