Human rights in the United States : beyond exceptionalism /

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Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Description:1 online resource (xxvi, 366 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Human rights -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
Human rights.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11827260
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Other authors / contributors:Hertel, Shareen.
Libal, Kathryn, 1968-
ISBN:9781139078900
1139078909
9780511842269
0511842260
9781107008465
1107008468
9781107400870
1107400872
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Summary:"This book brings to light emerging evidence of a shift toward a fuller engagement with international human rights norms and their application to domestic policy dilemmas in the United States. The volume offers a rich history, spanning close to three centuries, of the marginalization of human rights discourse in the United States. Contributors analyze particular cases of U.S. human rights advocacy aimed at addressing persistent inequalities within the United States itself, including advocacy on the rights of persons with disabilities; indigenous peoples; lone mother-headed families; incarcerated persons; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people; and those displaced by natural disasters, most notably Hurricane Katrina. The book also explores key arenas in which legal scholars, policy practitioners, and grassroots activists are challenging multiple divides between "public" and "private" spheres (for example, in connection with children's rights and domestic violence) and between "public" and "private" sectors (specifically, in relation to healthcare and business and human rights)"--Provided by publisher.
Other form:Print version: Human rights in the United States. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9781107008465
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Physical Description:1 online resource (xxvi, 366 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781139078900
1139078909
9780511842269
0511842260
9781107008465
1107008468
9781107400870
1107400872