Anthropology of Human Rights

JEWISH, ISLAMIC AND MIDDLE EAST STUDIES 352A

This course draws on anthropological scholarship to examine doctrines, practices, and institutions associated with international human rights law. Topics to be covered include: (1) colonialism and the history of international human rights low; (2) the complex theoretical issues raised by attempts to define and apply human rights concepts in different cultural contexts; (3) the role of governments, NGOs, and other international institutions in promoting human rights and humanitarianism; (4) key human rights issues such as freedom of religion, cultural rights, women's rights, and economic rights in different cultural contexts.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC

Section 01

Anthropology of Human Rights - 01
INSTRUCTOR: Nakissa
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