The Rise and Fall of Human Rights: Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine (BOK)

Lori Allen

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The Rise and Fall of Human Rights provides a groundbreaking ethnographic investigation of the Palestinian human rights world--its NGOs, activists, and "victims," as well as their politics, training, and discourse--since 1979. Though human rights activity began as a means of struggle against the Israeli occupation, it has since been professionalised and politicised, transformed into a public relations tool for political legitimisation and state-making.

In failing to end the Israeli occupation, protect basic human rights, or establish an accountable Palestinian government, the human rights industry has become the object of cynicism for many Palestinians. Lori Allen contends, however, that far from indicating apathy, such cynicism generates a productive critique of domestic politics and Western interventionism. The book's broad appeal lies in illuminating the successes and failures of Palestinians' varied engagements with human rights in their quest for independence.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Lori Allen
ISBN 9780804784719
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 386 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Human rights