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

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

Label
If God were a human rights activist
Title
If God were a human rights activist
Statement of responsibility
Boaventura de Sousa Santos
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Language
eng
Summary
We live in a time when the most appalling social injustices and unjust human sufferings no longer seem to generate the moral indignation and the political will needed both to combat them effectively and to create a more just and fair society. 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
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Midwest
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Santos, Boaventura de Sousa
Dewey number
323.01
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Stanford studies in human rights
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  • Human rights
  • Political theology
Target audience
adult
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If God were a human rights activist, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804795036
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891264
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remote
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11891264
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MWT11891264
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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If God were a human rights activist, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804795036
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891264
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891264
System control number
MWT11891264
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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