Human Rights and Gender Politics: Asia-Pacific Perspectives

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Anne-Marie Hilsdon, Martha Macintyre, Vera Mackie, Maila Stivens
Routledge, Aug 2, 2004 - Political Science - 256 pages
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In recent years, the slogan "women's rights are human rights" has become a central claim of the of the global women's movement. Human Rights and Gender Politics: Asia-Pacific Perspectives examines the critical issues raised by this embracing and expansion of the human rights discourse by feminists worldwide.
This volume challenges the conventional, ungendered and male-centred analysis of the politics of human rights and addresses the future of global feminisms. It is essential reading for all those interested in learning more about human rights and women's rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Notes on contributors
the emergence
instabilities in the discourse
Dead daughters dissident sons and human rights in China
notes from Indonesia
womens rights human
Melanesian women
human rights

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Vera Mackie is Professor of Japanese Studies at Curtin University of Technology. Her publications include Creating Socialist Women in Japan (1997).

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