Counting the Dead: The Culture and Politics of Human Rights Activism in Colombia

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University of California Press, 09.10.2007. - 400 страница
At a time when a global consensus on human rights standards seems to be emerging, this rich study steps back to explore how the idea of human rights is actually employed by activists and human rights professionals. Winifred Tate, an anthropologist and activist with extensive experience in Colombia, finds that radically different ideas about human rights have shaped three groups of human rights professionals working there--nongovernmental activists, state representatives, and military officers. Drawing from the life stories of high-profile activists, pioneering interviews with military officials, and research at the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Counting the Dead underscores the importance of analyzing and understanding human rights discourses, methodologies, and institutions within the context of broader cultural and political debates.
 

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Mapping the Eternal Crisis
31
The First Wave of Colombian Human Rights Activism
72
3 The Production of Human Rights Knowledge and the Practice of Politics
107
4 The Emotional Politics of Activism in the 1990s
146
5 The Global Imaginaries of Colombian Activists at the United Nations and Beyond
175
6 State Activism and the Production of Impunity
215
7 Human Rights and the Colombian Militarys War Stories
256
The Politics of Human Rights Knowledge
290
Notes
307
Selected Bibliography
345
Index
371
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Winifred Tate is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studes at Brown University and will become an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Colby College in September 2008.

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