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HUMAN RIGHTS.

HUMAN RIGHTS.

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1 COMMAGER, HENRY STEELE. Freedom, Loyalty, Dissent.
Oxford University Press, NY: 1954. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Here is a book to penetrate the smog of fear and suspicion that had risen around things in the early 1950s on political, social, and ethical matters. Commager was an implacable foe of those forces which sought to destroy traditional liberties while pretending to serve them. 
Price: 7.36 USD
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2 COMMAGER, HENRY STEELE. Freedom, Loyalty, Dissent.
Oxford University Press, New York: 1954. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Dustjacket has slight chips and scratches. 
Here is a book to penetrate the smog of fear and suspicion that had risen around things in the early 1950s on political, social, and ethical matters. Commager was an implacable foe of those forces which sought to destroy traditional liberties while pretending to serve them. 
Price: 7.36 USD
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3 DAWSON, MARK. Flight: Refugees And The Quest For Freedom - The History Of The International Rescue Committee 1933-1993.
International Rescue Committee, NY: 1993. 0963771108 / 9780963771100 First Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The story of the International Rescue Committee is filled with suspense and populated by heros who risked everything in the pursuit of freedom. It is a story of rescue and survival. It is the story of the world's refugees. But even more, it is a record of the twentieth century's quest for freedom. Highly illustrated. 
Price: 25.51 USD
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4 JENSEN, MEG & JOLLY, MARGARETTA (EDITORS); ROBINSON, MARY (FOREWORD). We Shall Bear Witness: Life Narratives And Human Rights.
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison: 2014. Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Personal testimonies are the life force of human rights work, and rights claims have brought profound power to the practice of life writing. This volume explores the connections and conversations between human rights and life writing through a dazzling, international collection of essays by survivor-writers, scholars, and human rights advocates. In We Shall Bear Witness, editors Meg Jensen and Margaretta Jolly assemble moving personal accounts from those who have endured persecution, imprisonment, and torture; meditations on experiences of injustice and protest by creative writers and filmmakers; and innovative research on ways that digital media, commodification, and geopolitics are shaping what is possible to hear and say. The book's primary sections—testimony, recognition, representation, and justice—evoke the key stages in turning experience into a human rights life story and attend to such diverse and varied arts as autobiography, documentary film, report, oral history, blog, and verbatim theater. The result is a groundbreaking book that sensitively examines how life and rights narratives have become so powerfully entwined. Also included is an innovative guide to teaching human rights and life narrative in the classroom. Meg Jensen is the director of the Centre for Life Narratives at Kingston University and the author of The Open Book: Creative Misreading in the Works of Selected Modern Writers. Margaretta Jolly is the director of the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research at the University of Sussex. She is the author of In Love and Struggle: Letters in Contemporary Feminism, winner of the Feminist and Women's Studies Association UK Book Prize. "Of use and appeal to a broad range of readers wherever they might be situated: the prison, the field, the court, the stage or gallery, or even the classroom. No other volume does this kind of work." —Laura E. Lyons, University of Hawai'i "The contributors illustrate well the complexity of analyzing specific situations and defining strategies for action, as well as the relevance of context, history, and politics." —Susana Kaiser, University of San Francisco 
Price: 28.45 USD
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5 NICKERSON, HOFFMAN. The New Slavery.
Doubleday, Garden City: 1947. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good reading copy. 
A study of the resurgence of slavery in the modern world. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.20 USD
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6 STERN, STEVE J. & STRAUS, SCOTT (EDITORS). The Human Rights Paradox: Universality And Its Discontents.
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison: 2014. Critical Human Rights Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Human rights are paradoxical. Advocates across the world invoke the idea that such rights belong to all people, no matter who or where they are. But since humans can only realize their rights in particular places, human rights are both always and never universal. The Human Rights Paradox is the first book to fully embrace this contradiction and reframe human rights as history, contemporary social advocacy, and future prospect. In case studies that span Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the United States, contributors carefully illuminate how social actors create the imperative of human rights through relationships whose entanglements of the global and the local are so profound that one cannot exist apart from the other. These chapters provocatively analyze emerging twenty-first-century horizons of human rights—on one hand, the simultaneous promise and peril of global rights activism through social media, and on the other, the force of intergenerational rights linked to environmental concerns that are both local and global. Taken together, they demonstrate how local struggles and realities transform classic human rights concepts, including "victim," "truth," and "justice." Edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus, The Human Rights Paradox enables us to consider the consequences—for history, social analysis, politics, and advocacy—of understanding that human rights belong both to "humanity" as abstraction as well as to specific people rooted in particular locales. "The contributors illustrate well the complexity of analyzing specific situations and defining strategies for action, as well as the relevance of context, history, and politics." —Susana Kaiser, University of San Francisco "A deeply penetrating critique of dominant trends in the human rights literature. This volume poses a persuasive challenge to those scholars who overlook the uneven and nonlinear development of human rights." —Victor Peskin, author of International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans 
Price: 18.95 USD
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7 TAWIL, HAYIM; MIODOWNIK, STEVE; GOLOUBINOFF, PIERRE (CONTRIBUTIONS BY). Operation Esther: Opening The Door For The Last Jews Of Yemen.
Belkis Press, New York: 1998. 0966757505 / 9780966757507 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This amazing story is an inspiring paradigm of democracy in action, a few men of great faith can sometimes move mountains. Includes an Index. 
Price: 131.34 USD
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8 TORONTO ARTS GROUP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (EDITED BY). The Writer And Human Rights.
Anchor Press/Doudleday, New York: 1983. 0385189311 / 9780385189316 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. DJ has chips and tears. 
A collection of essays from over seventy world writers of diverse political backgrounds and belief systems, discussing their art and how to utilize it to make others aware of injustice, human rights abuses, activism, and related matters, the results of such activity, how governments respond and more. Includes an Index. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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