Human rights in the United States : beyond exceptionalism /
|Imprint:||Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.|
|Description:||1 online resource (xxvi, 366 pages)|
|Subject:||Human rights -- United States.|
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11827260|
Table of Contents:
- Foreword: are Americans human?: reflections on the future of progressive politics in the United States / Dorothy Q. Thomas
- 1. Paradoxes and possibilities: domestic human rights policy in context / Kathryn Libal and Shareen Hertel
- Section I. Structuring Debates, Institutionalizing Rights: 2. The yellow sweatshirt: human dignity and economic human rights in advanced industrialized democracies / Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann; 3. The U.S. welfare state: a battleground for human rights / Mimi Abramovitz; 4. Drawing lines in the sand: building economic and social rights in the United States / Cathy Albisa; 5. State and local commissions as sites for domestic human rights implementation / Risa E. Kaufman
- Section II. Challenging Public/Private Divides: 6. The curious resistance to seeing domestic violence as a human rights violation in the United States / Sally Engle Merry and Jessica Shimmin; 7. At the crossroads: children's rights and the U.S. government / Jonathan Todres; 8. Entrenched inequity: healthcare in the United States / Jean Connolly Carmalt, Sarah Zaidi, and Alicia Ely Yamin; 9. Business and human rights: a new approach to advancing environmental justice in the United States / Joanne Bauer
- Section III. From the Margins to the Center: Making Harms Visible through Human Rights Framing: 10. The law and politics of U.S. participation in the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities / Michael Ashley Stein and Janet E. Lord; 11. The anomaly of citizenship for indigenous rights / Bethany R. Berger; 12. Human rights violations as obstacles to escaping poverty: the case of lone mother-headed families / Ken Neubeck; 13. T he human rights of children in conflict with the law: lessons for the U.S. human rights movement / Mie Lewis; 14. LGBT rights as human rights in the United States: opportunities lost / Julie Mertus; 15. No shelter: disaster politics in Louisiana and the struggle for human rights / Davida Finger and Rachel E. Luft.