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The Resource The breakthrough : human rights in the 1970s, edited by Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn

The breakthrough : human rights in the 1970s, edited by Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn

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The breakthrough : human rights in the 1970s
Title
The breakthrough
Title remainder
human rights in the 1970s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Between the 1960s and the 1980s, the human rights movement achieved unprecedented global prominence. Amnesty International attained striking visibility with its Campaign Against Torture; Soviet dissidents attracted a worldwide audience for their heroism in facing down a totalitarian state; the Helsinki Accords were signed, incorporating a "third basket" of human rights principles; and the Carter administration formally gave the United States a human rights policy. The Breakthrough is the first collection to examine this decisive era as a whole, tracing key developments in both Western and non-Western engagement with human rights and placing new emphasis on the role of human rights in the international history of the past century. Bringing together original essays from some of the field's leading scholars, this volume not only explores the transnational histories of international and nongovernmental human rights organizations but also analyzes the complex interplay between gender, sociology, and ideology in the making of human rights politics at the local level. Detailed case studies illuminate how a number of local movements — from the 1975 World Congress of Women in East Berlin, to antiapartheid activism in Britain, to protests in Latin America — affected international human rights discourse in the era as well as the ways these moments continue to influence current understanding of human rights history and advocacy. The global south — an area not usually treated as a scene of human rights politics — is also spotlighted in groundbreaking chapters on Biafran, South American, and Indonesian developments. In recovering the remarkable presence of global human rights talk and practice in the 1970s, The Breakthrough brings this pivotal decade to the forefront of contemporary scholarly debate. Contributors: Carl J. Bon Tempo, Gunter Dehnert, Celia Donert, Lasse Heerten, Patrick William Kelly, Benjamin Nathans, Ned Richardson-Little, Daniel Sargent, Brad Simpson, Lynsay Skiba, Simon Stevens.Jan Eckel teaches history at the University of Freiburg.Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Harvard University, is the author of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History, and editor of the journal Humanity
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VaAlASP
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Eckel, Jan
  • Moyn, Samuel
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
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Human rights
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The breakthrough : human rights in the 1970s, edited by Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn
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http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HURI;3627083
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Title from resource description page (viewed September 15, 2017)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-326) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
The return of the prodigal : the 1970s as a turning point in human rights history / Samuel Moyn -- The dystopia of postcolonial catastrophe : self-determination, the Biafran war of secession, and the 1970s human rights moment / Lasse Heerten -- The disenchantment of socialism : Soviet dissidents, human rights, and the new global morality / Benjamin Nathans -- Dictatorship and dissent : human rights in East Germany in the 1970s / Ned Richardson-Little -- Whose utopia? Gender, ideology, and human rights at the 1975 World Congress of Women in East Berlin / Celia Donert -- "Magic words" : the advent of transnational human rights activism in Latin America's Southern Cone in the long 1970s / Patrick William Kelly -- Shifting sites of Argentine advocacy and the shape of 1970s human rights debates / Lynsay Skiba -- Oasis in the desert? America's human rights rediscovery / Daniel Sargent -- Human rights and the U.S. Republican Party in the late 1970s / Carl J. Bon Tempo -- The Polish opposition, the crisis of the Gierek era, and the Helsinki Process / Gunter Dehnert -- "Human rights Are Like Coca-Cola" : contested human rights discourses in Suharto's Indonesia, 1968-1980 / Brad Simpson -- Why South Africa? The politics of anti-apartheid activism in Britain in the long 1970s / Simon Stevens -- The rebirth of politics from the spirit of morality : explaining the human rights revolution of the 1970s / Jan Eckel
Control code
ASP3627083/huri
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 337 pages)
Form of item
online
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  • computer
  • unmediated
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • c
  • n
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP3627083/hur
  • (OCoLC)960686204
Label
The breakthrough : human rights in the 1970s, edited by Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HURI;3627083
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed September 15, 2017)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-326) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The return of the prodigal : the 1970s as a turning point in human rights history / Samuel Moyn -- The dystopia of postcolonial catastrophe : self-determination, the Biafran war of secession, and the 1970s human rights moment / Lasse Heerten -- The disenchantment of socialism : Soviet dissidents, human rights, and the new global morality / Benjamin Nathans -- Dictatorship and dissent : human rights in East Germany in the 1970s / Ned Richardson-Little -- Whose utopia? Gender, ideology, and human rights at the 1975 World Congress of Women in East Berlin / Celia Donert -- "Magic words" : the advent of transnational human rights activism in Latin America's Southern Cone in the long 1970s / Patrick William Kelly -- Shifting sites of Argentine advocacy and the shape of 1970s human rights debates / Lynsay Skiba -- Oasis in the desert? America's human rights rediscovery / Daniel Sargent -- Human rights and the U.S. Republican Party in the late 1970s / Carl J. Bon Tempo -- The Polish opposition, the crisis of the Gierek era, and the Helsinki Process / Gunter Dehnert -- "Human rights Are Like Coca-Cola" : contested human rights discourses in Suharto's Indonesia, 1968-1980 / Brad Simpson -- Why South Africa? The politics of anti-apartheid activism in Britain in the long 1970s / Simon Stevens -- The rebirth of politics from the spirit of morality : explaining the human rights revolution of the 1970s / Jan Eckel
Control code
ASP3627083/huri
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 337 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP3627083/hur
  • (OCoLC)960686204

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