Law

Criminological Approaches to International Criminal Law

Author: Ilias Bantekas,Emmanouela Mylonaki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316148076

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 3136

This volume is one of the few books to explain in-depth the international crimes behind the scenes of substantive or procedural law. The contributors place a particular focus on what motivates participation in international crime, how perpetrators, witnesses and victims see their predicament and how international crimes should be investigated at local and international level, with an emphasis on context. The book engages these questions with a broad interdisciplinary approach that is accessible to both lawyers and non-lawyers alike. It discusses international crime through the lens of anthropology, neuroscience, psychology, state crime theory and information systems theory and draws upon relevant investigative experience from experts in international and domestic law prosecutions.
Social Science

Gender in Focus

Identities, Codes, Stereotypes and Politics

Author: Andreea Zamfira,Christian de Montlibert,Daniela Radu

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3847412116

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 4836

This book deals with the interplay between identities, codes, stereotypes and politics governing the various constructions and deconstructions of gender in several Western and non-Western societies (Germany, Italy, Serbia, Romania, Cameroon, Indonesia, Vietnam, and others). Readers are invited to discover the realm of gender studies and to reflect upon the transformative potentialities of globalisation and interculturality.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Kulturell sensible Kampagnen gegen Genitalverstümmelung

Strategische und ethische Herausforderungen

Author: Mathis Danelzik

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658027843

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 6004

In seiner ethnographischen Studie analysiert Mathis Danelzik die strategischen und ethischen Herausforderungen von Kampagnen gegen die Praktiken der Genitalverstümmelung. Er zeigt auf, dass solche Kampagnen zum Aushandlungsort komplexer und tiefgreifender sozio-kultureller Veränderung werden, was vielfältige Konflikte hervorbringt. Dabei wird deutlich, das sich mit dem heute dominanten Ideal kulturell sensibler Kampagnen nicht nur Hoffnungen und erste Erfolge verbinden, sondern dieses auch weite Teile der Kampagnenpraxis und die damit verbundenen Konflikte überdeckt. Der Autor entwickelt eine alternative kulturorientierte, kommunikationssoziologische und machtsensible Perspektive auf Kampagnen und entfaltet diese anhand von vier tansanischen Fallbeispielen.
Law

Legal Anthropology

An Introduction

Author: James M. Donovan

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759109834

Category: Law

Page: 265

View: 6746

Legal Anthropology: An Introduction offers an initial overview of the challenging debates surrounding the cross-cultural analysis of legal systems. Equal parts review and criticism, James M. Donovan outlines the historical landmarks in the development of the discipline, identifying both strengths and weaknesses of each stage and contribution. Legal Anthropology suggests that future progress can be made by looking at the perceived fairness of social regulation, rather than sanction or dispute resolution as the distinguishing feature of law.
Social Science

Politics of Female Genital Cutting (FGC), Human Rights and the Sierra Leone State

The Case of Bondo Secret Society

Author: Tom Obara Bosire

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443866377

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 7514

Politics of Female Genital Cutting (FGC), Human Rights and the Sierra Leone State: The Case of Bondo Secret Society provides a comprehensive analysis of contemporary post-war Sierra Leone politics through ethnographic examination of key cultural institutions like the Bondo society, the law, media and state actors. The book discusses historical, medical and socio-cultural underpinnings of the Female Genital Cutting (FGC) practice among members of the Bondo society in Sierra Leone by pointing out inherent and apparent tensions of a secret society dedicated to the continuation of long established gender practices at the counter-point of concerted international condemnation against the practice. Drawing on ethnography, the study highlights the complexity of FGC as practiced in Sierra Leone owing to the fact that it is interlaced in multifarious ways to politics, cosmology, community idioms of inclusion, medical metaphors and the sociological vernacular of people that practice it. In the Bondo society, some women have access to considerable forms of powers which endear them to political actors in Sierra Leone. On account of this and in a context of donor aid conditionality tied to efforts at ending FGC, a stage is therefore set where the local political elite ambivalently attend to competing interests from FGC adherents and eradication proponents in the high stakes politics of legitimatizing power. The book’s subtle and nuanced view of power handy to members of the Bondo society, however, does not lead to a vindication of FGC but is an attempt to go beyond blunt condemnation of the practice in order to explore the cultural and socio-political underpinnings that animate the practice.
Fiction

Wüstenblume

Author: Waris Dirie

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426418967

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

View: 7792

Vom Nomadenleben in der somalischen Wüste auf die teuersten Designer-Laufstege der Welt – ein Traum. Und ein Alptraum, denn Waris Dirie wurde im Alter von fünf Jahren Opfer eines grausamen Rituals: Sie wurde beschnitten. In »Wüstenblume« bricht sie ihr jahrelanges Schweigen und erzählt ihre Geschichte. Ihr Schicksal bewegte die Leser weltweit und wurde ein internationaler Bestseller – die Kino-Verfilmung begeisterte ein Millionenpublikum. Heute kämpft Waris Dirie als UNO-Sonderbotschafterin gegen die Genitalverstümmelung, die täglich 6000 Mädchen weltweit erleiden müssen. »Ich weiß, dass ›Wüstenblume‹ eine wichtige Botschaft hat, die von allen Menschen geteilt wird: die Achtung vor der menschlichen Würde.« Waris Dirie
Medical

Circumcision and Human Rights

Author: George Denniston,Frederick Hodges,Marilyn Fayre Milos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402091672

Category: Medical

Page: 273

View: 2135

“There is hardly a reason to circumcise a little boy for medical reasons because those medical reasons don’t exist”, said Dr. Michael Wilks, Head of Ethics at the British Medical Association, who admitted that doctors have circumcised boys for “no good reason”. In the United States, parts of Africa, the Middle East, and in the Muslim world, 13.3 million infant boys and 2 million girls have part or all of their external sex organs cut off for reasons that defy logic and violate basic human rights. Doctors, parents, and politicians have been misled into thinking that circumcision is beneficial, necessary, and harmless. In Circumcision and human rights, internationally respected experts in the fields of medicine, science, politics, law, ethics, sociology, anthropology, history, and religion present the latest research on this tragedy, as a part of the worldwide campaign to end sexual mutilation. They outline steps for eradicating this abusive practice to enable males and females the dignity of living out their lives with all the body parts with which they were born.
Ethics

Praktische Ethik

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150189191

Category: Ethics

Page: 564

View: 4759

Political Science

The Origins of Indigenism

Human Rights and the Politics of Identity

Author: Ronald Niezen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520235564

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8207

4. Relativism and Rights
Social Science

Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge

African Women in Imperialist Discourses

Author: Obioma Nnaemeka

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897898645

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 5103

By exposing the colonial and imperial discourses that undergird the global debate on female circumcision, this important work creates a space for the marginalized to speak and mount their challenges and proposes strategies for creating a transnational feminist movement that fosters genuine collaboration and partnership.
Political Science

Global Issues

A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Author: Shirley A. Fedorak

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442605987

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2941

Global Issues is a pedagogically rich text that offers a unique way of looking at contemporary issues, such as food security and global conflict, from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. By exploring each issue in depth, students gain an applied understanding of more abstract concepts like conflict, globalization, culture, imperialism, human rights, and gender, while the cross-cultural approach encourages students to view the world from outside the Western box. Designed for introductory-level students in global and international studies, human geography, anthropology, sociology, and development studies, this highly accessible text offers instructors and students a unique way of matching the concepts they learn in the classroom with important issues in the world in which they live and work.
Social Science

Weit hergeholte Fakten

Eine Parabel der Entwicklungshilfe

Author: Richard Rottenburg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110508508

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 7968

Entwicklungskooperation lebt vom Mitteltransfer aus den reichen Ländern des Nordens in die armen Länder des Südens. Richard Rottenburg seziert die Anatomie dieses Transfers auf der Grundlage umfangreichen ethnographischen Materials. Er konfrontiert uns mit der zentralen Aporie des offiziellen Entwicklungsdiskurses, die mit großem Aufwand unsichtbar gehalten wird: Um den Erfolg der Förderung berechenbar kontrollieren zu können, werden zusammen mit den Mitteln unvermeidbar Zwecke, Verfahren und Modelle transferiert, die in einen unauflösbaren Widerspruch zum politischen Ziel eigenverantwortlicher Entwicklung geraten. Beide Seiten der Kooperation suchen kommunikative Übereinstimmung auf der Ebene objektivierungsfähiger technischer und organisatorischer Lösungen, die überall gelten sollen. Jenseits dieser ‘weit hergeholten Fakten’ versuchen sie ihre kulturelle Heterogenität als politisch heikles Thema auszuklammern. Rottenburgs Studie zeigt, daß dieses Lösungsmuster zu einer selbstgeschaffenen Falle wird. Was gemeinhin als kleinster gemeinsamer Nenner einer partnerschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit gilt, entpuppt sich als Hauptursache ihres Scheiterns.
Anthropological linguistics

Anthropology News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 8719

History

Between Rites and Rights

Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Author: Chantal J. Zabus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 1631

The study shows, in chronological fashion, how African women writers in the past five decades have introduced a new, autobiographical discourse around their experience of excision, bringing nuance and vitality to the FGM debate.
Social Science

Ethnowissen

Soziologische Beiträge zu ethnischer Differenzierung und Migration

Author: Marion Müller,Darius Zifonun

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531162263

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

View: 720

Ethnizität und Migration gehören mittlerweile zu den Grundthemen der Soziologie. Vor dem Hintergrund einer genuin wissenssoziologischen Perspektive diskutieren die Autorinnen und Autoren des Bandes die Verbreitung von Ethnizität als soziologisches Konzept sowie dessen Verwendungsmöglichkeiten im Kontext von Migration. Dabei wird Ethnizität als gleichermaßen soziales wie kognitives Phänomen begriffen, als prinzipiell kontingentes Beobachtungs- und Deutungsmuster der sozialen Welt. Folglich bezeichnet Ethnowissen die Gesamtheit der gesellschaftlichen Kommunikationsprozesse und kollektiven Wissensbestände, die für die Herstellung und Deutung ethnischer Differenzierungen verwendet werden. Neben deutschsprachigen Originalbeiträgen präsentiert der Band wichtige Texte der amerikanischen Diskussion erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung.
Social Science

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Barbara D. Miller

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205401390

Category: Social Science

Page: 459

View: 9754

----STUDENT EDITION---- The first mainstream book to truly integrate coverage of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and age continues to win high praise. One user writes, "" Miller's text offers clarity and an attention to diversity and inequality in human experience that the students really appreciate." " Emphasizing social inequality, this contemporary introductory textbook explains how inequalities affect economy, kinship, politics, religion, and language while still covering the core concepts of cultural anthropology. Special Features: Integrates coverage of contemporary issues suCh. as health systems, migration, and development throughout the text to highlight the practical applications and relevance of cultural anthropological studies. More focus on theory in cultural anthropology with a new section on the history of theory (Ch. 1) and more explicit links to theory in the Critical Thinking boxes in every chapter. Development Anthropology includes new discussions and the latest researCh. on the relationship between development on indigenous peoples, social inequality, and new examples of human resistance in the face of large-scale exogenous development (Ch. 16). Back by popular demand, Miller's migration chapter, " People on the Move" -- unique in this market-- returns as Chapter 15. New layout, larger pages, and attractive design combine to make this Third Edition even more accessible to students! Boxed Features show the interconnection of Anthropology to other disciplines and to career opportunities: Lessons Applied illustrates how anthropological knowledge impacts the" real world" through vital contributions to social projects and policy. Unity and Diversity boxed features present cultural examples from the perspectives of both difference and similarity. While most writings of cultural anthropologists document variation and diversity, it is important to remember that humans everywhere share certain features of life in common. Critical Thinking boxes present a topic, often from two different angles, and then ask questions that provide critical thinking reviews and possible assignments for students. ----EXAM COPY EDITION---- The first mainstream book to truly integrate coverage of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and age continues to win high praise. One user writes, "" Miller's text offers clarity and an attention to diversity and inequality in human experience that the students really appreciate." " Emphasizing social inequality, this contemporary introductory textbook explains how inequalities affect economy, kinship, politics, religion, and language while still covering the core concepts of cultural anthropology. Special Features: Integrates coverage of contemporary issues suCh. as health systems, migration, and development throughout the text to highlight the practical applications and relevance of cultural anthropological studies. More focus on theory in cultural anthropology with a new section on the history of theory (Ch. 1) and more explicit links to theory in the Critical Thinking boxes in every chapter. Development Anthropology includes new discussions and the latest researCh. on the relationship between development on indigenous peoples, social inequality, and new examples of human resistance in the face of large-scale exogenous development (Ch. 16). Back by popular demand, Miller's migration chapter, " People on the Move" -- unique in this market-- returns as Chapter 15. New layout, larger pages, and attractive design combine to make this Third Edition even more accessible to students! Boxed Features show the interconnection of Anthropology to other disciplines and to career opportunities: Lessons Applied illustrates how anthropological knowledge impacts the " real world" through vital contributions to social projects and policy. Unity and Diversity boxed features present cultural examples from the perspectives of both difference and similarity. While most writings of cultural anthropologists document variation and diversity, it is important to remember that humans everywhere share certain features of life in common. Critical Thinking boxes present a topic, often from two different angles, and then ask questions that provide critical thinking reviews and possible assignments for students.