Towards a Political Sociology of Human Rights

  • Nash K
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Abstract

The study of human rights is now expanding in sociology, despite disciplinary blind spots. HereNashoutlines the implicationsof studyinghumanrights in relation toglobalizationand state transformation, the limits of legalization, and questions of solidarity and subjectivity. The ‘human rights field’ links micro-social interactions to macro-institutional structures, conflicts over particular human rights cases to state formation, and to the social and cultural relationships in which they are embedded

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