Human Rights and the Body: Hidden in Plain Sight

Author:   Annabelle Mooney ,  Professor Vijay K. Bhatia ,  Ms. Anne Wagner, PhD
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Edition:   New edition
ISBN:  

9781472422590


Pages:   234
Publication Date:   25 September 2014
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Annabelle Mooney ,  Professor Vijay K. Bhatia ,  Ms. Anne Wagner, PhD
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Edition:   New edition
Weight:   0.590kg
ISBN:  

9781472422590


ISBN 10:   1472422597
Pages:   234
Publication Date:   25 September 2014
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: we were promised jet packs; Universals and foundations; The blinded body; The body; The body, the index and the other; The living body; The embodied mind; The linguistic body; Conclusion: three rights and three frames; References; Index.

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'Bare, embodied life, traditionally conceived of as pre-political and pre-legal, emerges in Annabelle Mooney's sensitive account as the very origin and index of being human, and hence as the only proper foundation for a truly universal set of basic human rights. The thinking enacted in this brilliant book will be a welcome contribution to the debate about universalism versus cultural relativism in the theory of human rights.'Louis E. Wolcher, University of Washington, Seattle, USA'Annabelle Mooney's book is a landmark in the literature on human rights and our common humanity. Importantly, the main stress here is not so much on rights as on human . The two main reference points are the vulnerable human body and universal human concepts. This is novel and revealing. Highly recommended.'Anna Wierzbicka, Australian National University, Australia'By moving away from strictly defined aspects to what Dr Mooney refers to as Bare Human Rights, she helps us to look deeper into the human condition from a perspective of disenfranchisement and de-humanizing the other. Human Rights and the Body is at once thought-provoking and holistic in its approach to human rights. As corporate and political globalization marginalizes more and more of our world's population, this is a timely text which should be read by those in the fields of world politics, law and business.'Jack B. Hamlin, National University, USA'What a bold and inspiring book, refreshingly disrespectful of the traditional boundaries between disciplines. Straddling philosophy, law and linguistics, the book invites us to reflect not only on human rights and the body, but effectively on the human condition itself.'Gerlinde Mautner, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria


'Bare, embodied life, traditionally conceived of as pre-political and pre-legal, emerges in Annabelle Mooney's sensitive account as the very origin and index of being human, and hence as the only proper foundation for a truly universal set of basic human rights. The thinking enacted in this brilliant book will be a welcome contribution to the debate about universalism versus cultural relativism in the theory of human rights.' Louis E. Wolcher, University of Washington, Seattle, USA 'Annabelle Mooney's book is a landmark in the literature on human rights and our common humanity. Importantly, the main stress here is not so much on rights as on human . The two main reference points are the vulnerable human body and universal human concepts. This is novel and revealing. Highly recommended.' Anna Wierzbicka, Australian National University, Australia 'By moving away from strictly defined aspects to what Dr Mooney refers to as Bare Human Rights, she helps us to look deeper into the human condition from a perspective of disenfranchisement and de-humanizing the other. Human Rights and the Body is at once thought-provoking and holistic in its approach to human rights. As corporate and political globalization marginalizes more and more of our world's population, this is a timely text which should be read by those in the fields of world politics, law and business.' Jack B. Hamlin, National University, USA 'What a bold and inspiring book, refreshingly disrespectful of the traditional boundaries between disciplines. Straddling philosophy, law and linguistics, the book invites us to reflect not only on human rights and the body, but effectively on the human condition itself.' Gerlinde Mautner, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria


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Annabelle Mooney is Reader in Sociolinguistics at the University of Roehampton, UK.

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