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The Resource Human rights and the uses of history, Samuel Moyn

Human rights and the uses of history, Samuel Moyn

Label
Human rights and the uses of history
Title
Human rights and the uses of history
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Moyn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Where did human rights come from? This question, rarely asked before the end of the Cold War, has in recent years become a major focus of historical and ideological strife. In a series of reflective and critical essays, Samuel Moyn engages with some of the leading theorists of human rights, who have been creating a field from scratch without due reflection on the local and temporary contexts of their narratives. Having staked out his owns claims about the postwar origins of human rights discourse in his acclaimed The Last Utopia, Moyn's new volume takes issue with his intellectual opponents--including, especially, those seeking justification for humanitarian intervention
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moyn, Samuel
Dewey number
323
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.M863 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Human rights
  • Humanitarian intervention
Label
Human rights and the uses of history, Samuel Moyn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- On the genealogy of morals -- The suprising origins of human dignity -- Spectacular wrongs: on humanitarian intervention -- Of deserts and promised lands: on international courts -- Human rights in history -- The intersection with Holocaust memory -- Torture and taboo -- Soft sells: on liberal internationalism -- Epilogue: The future of human rights
Control code
1042833
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xx, 155 pages
Isbn
9781781682630
Lccn
2014466656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781781682630
  • (OCoLC)858956307
Label
Human rights and the uses of history, Samuel Moyn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- On the genealogy of morals -- The suprising origins of human dignity -- Spectacular wrongs: on humanitarian intervention -- Of deserts and promised lands: on international courts -- Human rights in history -- The intersection with Holocaust memory -- Torture and taboo -- Soft sells: on liberal internationalism -- Epilogue: The future of human rights
Control code
1042833
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xx, 155 pages
Isbn
9781781682630
Lccn
2014466656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781781682630
  • (OCoLC)858956307

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