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The Rise and Fall of Human Rights

Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine

The Rise and Fall of Human Rights by 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, 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. But far from indicating apathy, such cynicism generates a productive critique of domestic politics and Western interventionism. This book illuminates the successes and failures of Palestinians' varied engagements with human rights in their quest for independence.
Stanford University Press; April 2013
288 pages; ISBN 9780804785518
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Title: The Rise and Fall of Human Rights
Author: Lori Allen
 
ISBNs
0804785511
9780804784702
9780804785518