AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 003 Transnational Human Rights Formations
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores international human rights theory and practice through a consideration of three key concepts: Transnationalism, ethnic nationalism, and the formation of new sovereignties. Each of the central concepts will be considered in depth and linked to the emerging field of transnational governmentalities and the growing interest in Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in shaping local and global practices. The central goal is to use an interdisciplinary approach to human rights combining legal scholarship, political theory, and social science research — to engage some of the most pressing issues regarding the application and enforcement of human rights. We will raise key philosophical and analytical questions regarding the interconnections between transnational formations and local practices in an attempt to ask how the idea of human rights operates as a moral limit on how human beings may live their lives; and how these standards are shaped by the logics that undermine the choices we make.

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AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
P
18502
Open
4
3MCSP Y1
1Y1
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
27212
Open
1
1Y1
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
28728
Open
1
1Y1
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
P
28726
Open
3
2MCSP Y1
1Y1
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
28731
Open
12
12Y1
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 978-0-521-717
Fictions of Justice: The International Criminal Court and the challenges of legal pluralism in Africa,, Author: Kamari Clarke, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780393320435
The gift : the form and reason for exchange in archaic societies, Author: Marcel Mauss ; translated by W.D. Halls ; foreword by Mary Douglas., Publisher: W. W. Norton 1990
Required
ISBN: 9780812220490
Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Crtitique, Author: Makau Mutua, Publisher: University of Pensylvania Press 2002
Required
ISBN: 9780226520742
Human rights and gender violence : translating international law into local justice, Author: Sally Engle Merry., Publisher: University of Chicago Press [Nachdr.]. 2006
Required
ISBN: 9780691102801
When victims become killers : colonialism, nativism, and the genocide in Rwanda, Author: Mahmood Mamdani., Publisher: Princeton University Press 1st paperb 2002
Required
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