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The cultural politics of human rights : comparing the US and UK / Kate Nash.

By: Nash, Kate, 1958-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009Description: xiii, 209 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780521853521 (hardback : alk. paper); 0521853524 (hardback : alk. paper); 9780521618670 (pbk.); 0521618673 (pbk.).Subject(s): Human rights -- United States | Politics and culture -- United States | Human rights -- Great Britain | Politics and culture -- Great BritainDDC classification: 323.0941
Contents:
What does it matter what human rights mean? -- Human rights culture and cultural politics -- From the national to the cosmopolitan state -- Comparing the US and UK -- Outline of the book -- Analysing the intermestic human rights field -- Authority as power : the intermestic human rights field -- Cultural political strategies : justifications of human rights -- Sovereignty, pride, and political life -- American exceptionalism -- Human rights at home in the UK -- Learning from Guantanamo and Belmarsh -- Imagining a community without 'enemies of all mankind' -- Human rights against 'enemies of all mankind' -- Imagining a community of global citizens -- Re-imagining an (inter)national community of citizens -- Cosmopolitan national citizenship -- Cosmopolitanism-from-below -- Global solidarity : justice not charity -- Popular global solidarity -- Rights against poverty -- Justice or charity -- Campaigning for social and economic rights -- The institutional-legal realisation of human rights -- Human rights as a cosmopolitan ethical framework -- Towards a cosmopolitan state?
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [190]-203) and index.

What does it matter what human rights mean? -- Human rights culture and cultural politics -- From the national to the cosmopolitan state -- Comparing the US and UK -- Outline of the book -- Analysing the intermestic human rights field -- Authority as power : the intermestic human rights field -- Cultural political strategies : justifications of human rights -- Sovereignty, pride, and political life -- American exceptionalism -- Human rights at home in the UK -- Learning from Guantanamo and Belmarsh -- Imagining a community without 'enemies of all mankind' -- Human rights against 'enemies of all mankind' -- Imagining a community of global citizens -- Re-imagining an (inter)national community of citizens -- Cosmopolitan national citizenship -- Cosmopolitanism-from-below -- Global solidarity : justice not charity -- Popular global solidarity -- Rights against poverty -- Justice or charity -- Campaigning for social and economic rights -- The institutional-legal realisation of human rights -- Human rights as a cosmopolitan ethical framework -- Towards a cosmopolitan state?

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