Human rights in the United States : beyond exceptionalism /

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Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011.
Description:xxvi, 366 p. ; 23 cm.
Subject:Human rights -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights.
Human rights.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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Other uniform titles:Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (1966 December 16)
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966 December 16)
Other authors / contributors:Hertel, Shareen.
Libal, Kathryn, 1968-
ISBN:9781107008465 (hardback)
1107008468 (hardback)
9781107400870 (paperback)
1107400872 (paperback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Physical Description:xxvi, 366 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781107008465 (hardback)
1107008468 (hardback)
9781107400870 (paperback)
1107400872 (paperback)