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The Social Practice of Human Rights

Editors: Pruce, Joel R. (Ed.)

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The Social Practice of Human Rights bridges the conventional scholar-practitioner divide by focusing on the space in between. The volume brings together cutting-edge chapters that together set a new agenda for research, grounded in the practice of critical self-reflection on the strategies that drive communities dedicated to the advocacy and implementation of human rights. The social practice of human rights takes place not in front of a judge, but in the streets and alleys, in the backrooms and out-of-the-way places where change occurs. Contributors to this volume investigate the contexts and efforts of activists and professionals devoted to promoting human rights norms. This research takes as its subject the organizations and movements that shoulder the burden of improving respect for human dignity. It argues that through a constructive critique of these patterns and practices, scholarship can have a positive impact on the political world.

About the authors

Joel R. Pruce is Assistant Professor in Human Rights Studies at the University of Dayton, USA. He holds a PhD from the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, USA. Joel's research within the area of human rights is informed by critical theory and focuses on transnational advocacy, visual media, and popular culture.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Practice Turn in Human Rights Research

    Pruce, Joel R.

    Pages 1-17

  • Rethinking Activism: Social Movements and the State over the Longue Durée

    Waal, Alex

    Pages 21-41

  • How to Ask People for Change: Examining Peoples’ Willingness to Donate to Human Rights Campaigns

    McEntire, Kyla (et al.)

    Pages 43-62

  • Documentarian, Witness, and Organizer: Exploring Celebrity Roles in Human Rights Media Advocacy

    Budabin, Alexandra Cosima

    Pages 63-78

  • The Human Right to Water and Advocacy for Urban Water Supply: After the Privatization Struggles

    Nelson, Paul

    Pages 81-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Practice of Human Rights
Editors
  • Joel R. Pruce
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50377-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137503770
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50376-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 235
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