publication . Doctoral thesis . 2006

The object of "Rights" : third world women and the production of global human rights discourse

Hua, Julietta Y.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The US "women's rights as human rights" doctrine continues to represent campaigns for international women's rights through the stories and images of Asian, African, and Latin American women. As both the idea of global human rights, and the place of women within the context of international human rights discourse become more powerful in framing a U.S. national identity, it seems that only certain issues (located in Other places that are always assumed to be "behind") come to define the US women's human rights campaign. Even while human rights and feminist literatures recognize the fallacy of assuming a "western gaze" in evaluating Other people and places, the rea...
Subjects
free text keywords: Southeast Asia. Women's rights, China. Women's rights, Legal status, laws, etc Muslim women, Human rights, Politics and culture, Feminist theory
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