The Resource If God were a human rights activist, Boaventura de Sousa Santos

If God were a human rights activist, Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Label
If God were a human rights activist
Title
If God were a human rights activist
Statement of responsibility
Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
If God Were a Human Rights Activist aims to strengthen the organization and the determination of all those who have not given up the struggle for a better society, and specifically those that have done so under the banner of human rights. It discusses the challenges to human rights arising from religious movements and political theologies that claim the presence of religion in the public sphere. Increasingly globalized, such movements and the theologies sustaining them promote discourses of human dignity that rival, and often contradict, the one underlying secular human rights. Conventional or hegemonic human rights thinking lacks the necessary theoretical and analytical tools to position itself in relation to such movements and theologies; even worse, it does not understand the importance of doing so. It applies the same abstract recipe across the board, hoping that thereby the nature of alternative discourses and ideologies will be reduced to local specificities with no impact on the universal canon of human rights. As this strategy proves increasingly lacking, this book aims to demonstrate that only a counter-hegemonic conception of human rights can adequately face such challenges.--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
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Santos, Boaventura de Sousa
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.H78
LC item number
S26 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in human rights
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Political theology
  • Human rights
  • Political theology
Label
If God were a human rights activist, Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-122) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human rights : a fragile hegemony -- The globalization of political theologies -- The case of Islamic fundamentalism -- The case of Christian fundamentalism -- Human rights in the contact zones with political theologies -- Toward a post-secularist conception of human rights : counter-hegemonic human rights and progressive theologies
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 130 pages
Isbn
9780804793261
Lccn
2014038924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044765
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892213148
  • (OCoLC)ocn892213148
Label
If God were a human rights activist, Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-122) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human rights : a fragile hegemony -- The globalization of political theologies -- The case of Islamic fundamentalism -- The case of Christian fundamentalism -- Human rights in the contact zones with political theologies -- Toward a post-secularist conception of human rights : counter-hegemonic human rights and progressive theologies
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 130 pages
Isbn
9780804793261
Lccn
2014038924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044765
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892213148
  • (OCoLC)ocn892213148

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