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Human Rights and Social Theory

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 208
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Themes in Social Theory

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This book examines the contribution social theory can make to understanding different human rights which operate in a variety of settings. Including an introduction to the theoretical issues raised by the study of rights, it...

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This book examines the contribution social theory can make to understanding different human rights which operate in a variety of settings. Including an introduction to the theoretical issues raised by the study of rights, it covers a range of individual and collective rights, illuminating the relationship between social theory and human rights.

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Provides unique theoretical treatment of specific issues in human rights

Uses a wealth of realworld case studies to illustrate theory

Covers a range of rights, from the most individualised to the most collectivised

1. Understanding Torture: the Strengths and the Limits of Social Theory
2. Civil and Political Rights and the Human Condition
3. The Community of Rights: Membership, Rights and Recognition
4. Human Rights as Trans-national Rights: Migration and Asylum
5. The Culture of Rights, and Rights to Culture
6. The Rights of Distant Others.

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Lydia Morris is Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, and a member of the Human Rights Centre.

She is the author of The Workings of the Household (1991), Dangerous Classes (1994), Asylum, Welfare and the Cosmopolitan Ideal (2010) and the editor of Rights: Sociological Perspectives (2006).

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Lydia Morris is Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, and a member of the Human Rights Centre.

She is the author of The Workings of the Household (1991), Dangerous Classes (1994), Asylum, Welfare and the Cosmopolitan Ideal (2010) and the editor of Rights: Sociological Perspectives (2006).

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