The Resource Human rights : [opposing viewpoints], Jacqueline Langwith, book editor

Human rights : [opposing viewpoints], Jacqueline Langwith, book editor

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Human rights : [opposing viewpoints]
Title
Human rights
Title remainder
[opposing viewpoints]
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Langwith, book editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Title
Human rights
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Summary
Essays debate how human rights should be handled globally and in the United States, discussing such issues as whether human rights are global or cultural and how abuses should be handled
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Review
(The following is a combined review for Discrimination and Human Rights) Gr 7 Up— These books cover their topics in pro and con articles written by experts in the field or journalists with relevant experience. Clearly written, well researched, and far reaching, Discrimination explores the problem in its many forms. Individual chapters examine whether discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, and religion exists in the United States, how these prejudices impact American society, the effectiveness of affirmative action, and the impact of the U.S. government on the issue. Questions are asked about the wage gap between men and women, same-sex marriage, racial profiling of Muslim Americans, the Barry Bonds controversy, and the impact of Title IX on women. Human Rights is concerned with the conflict between the concepts of individual rights, as conceived in the West, and that of group human rights as they have been shaped by religion, mores, and tradition in the East. This intriguing approach has about it the implication that the exportation of such Western ideals smacks of cultural imperialism. The first chapter seeks to define these privileges and sets up a debate between the concept of universal and culturally relative human rights. Other chapters explore the current state of affairs, efforts to curb abuses, and the steps the U.S. government should take to address these problems. This well-debated volume contains an extensive bibliography and contact information for organizations in the field. Both books are good choices for libraries needing more material on these topics.—Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ --Carol Jones Collins (Reviewed June 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 6, p166)
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235417
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DLC
Dewey number
323
Index
index present
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1540
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Target audience
adolescent
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Jacqueline Langwith, book editor
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Human rights : [opposing viewpoints], Jacqueline Langwith, book editor
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • What are human rights? Human rights must be universal / Fiona Boylan, Integrated Regional Information Networks ; Human rights must be culturally relative / Jieh-Yung Lo ; We should eliminate the debate about universality and cultural relativism / El Obaid Ahmed El Obaid ; Non-Western societies have influenced human rights / Faisal Kutty -- What is the state of human rights? Globalization threatens human rights / Asian Pacific Research Network ; Globalization promotes human rights / Daniel T. Griswold ; Islamic law threatens human rights / Azam Kamguian ; Islamic law promotes human rights / Louay M. Safi ; China is abusing human rights / U.S. State Department ; The United States is abusing human rights / Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China -- What should be done to stop human rights abuses? The United Nations is necessary to stop human rights abuses / Silvano M. Tomasi ; The United Nations is ineffective and corrupt and does not stop human rights abuses / Joseph Loconte ;
  • International human rights treaties are necessary to help prevent human rights abuses / Anne Bayefsky ; International human rights laws and treaties have little impact on ending human rights abuses / Jack L. Goldsmith and Eric Posner -- What human rights policies should the U.S. government follow? The United States should be a part of the International Criminal Court / Briony MacPhee ; The United States should not be a part of the International Criminal Court / Brett D. Schaefer ; The United States should intervene in Darfur / The New Republic ; The United States should not intervene in Darfur / Justin Raimondo ; The United States should not practice torture even to win the war on terrorism / Jimmy Carter ; The United States should practice torture under some circumstances / Charles Krauthammer ; The United States should ratify the treaty to protect women's rights / Working Group on Ratification of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women ; The United States should not ratify the treaty to protect women's human rights / Janice Shaw Crouse
  • What are human rights? -- What is the state of human rights? -- What should be done to stop human rights abuses? -- What human rights policies should the U.S. government follow?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
259 p.
Isbn
9780737737462
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2007029035

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