Arabs at Home and in the World: Human Rights, Gender Politics, and Identity

1st Edition

Karla McKanders

Routledge
December 12, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781138578852 - CAT# Y382954
Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

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Summary

This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the United States, Middle East, and North Africa, to discuss and critically analyze the intersection of gender and human rights laws as applied to individuals of Arab descent. It seeks to raise consciousness at the intersection of gender, identity and human rights as it relates to Arabs at home and throughout the diaspora. The context of revolution and the destabilizing impact of armed conflicts in the region are used to critique and examine the utility of human rights law to address contemporary human rights issues through extra-legal strategies. To this end, the volume seeks to inform, educate, persuade, and facilitate newer or less-heard perspectives related to gender and masculinities theories. It provides readers with new ways of understanding gender and human rights and proposes forward-looking solutions to implementing human rights norms.

The goal of Arabs at Home and in the World: Human Rights, Gender Politics, and Identity is to use the context of Arabs at home and throughout the diaspora to critique and examine the utility of human rights norms and laws to diminish human suffering with the goal of transforming the structural, social, and cultural conditions that impede access to human rights. This book will be of interest to a diverse audience of scholars, students, public policy researchers, lawyers and the educated public interested in the fields of human rights law, international studies, gender politics, migration and diaspora, Middle East and North African politics.

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