Human rights are axiomatic with liberal freedom. Yet more rights for women, sexual and religious minorities, has had disempowering and exclusionary effects. Revisiting campaigns for same-sex marriage, violence against women, and Islamic veil bans, Gender, Alterity and Human Rights lays bare how human rights emerge as a project of containment and unfreedom rather than meaningful freedom. Kapur provocatively argues that the futurity of human rights rests in turning away from liberal freedom and towards non-liberal registers of freedom.
Edward Elgar Publishing; July 2018
- ISBN: 9781788112536
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- Title: Gender, Alterity and Human Rights
- Author: Ratna Kapur
Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing