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Title: Human Rights and Anthropology
Description: In this course we will describe and analyze the concept of human rights as they apply to situations in the contemporary world. A basic theme in our analysis of human rights will be the interplay between the abuse of human rights, power, and culturally constructed difference. An interdisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on anthropology but also incorporating concepts from other social sciences, history and philosophy will be used to examine the following central questions: 1) What are competing ideas and theories about what constitutes human rights? 2) What are the historical origins of contemporary ideas about human rights? 3) What are some of the world's major human rights situations? 4) What are the political, economic, and cultural contexts in which human rights abuses occur? 5) What, if any, practical solutions are there to human rights abuses? Contemporary interpretations of the idea of human rights will be examined from several theoretical and political perspectives.
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Name: Carole Nagengast
Online Course: No
Affiliation: Amnesty International
Field: Applied
Material Type: Syllabus
Course Level: Intermediate
Student Type: Graduate,Undergraduate
Class Size: Up to 20

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