The colonialism of human rights : [electronic resource] ongoing hypocrisies of western liberalism. --
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Cambridge, Inglaterra : Polity, c2020.
1 recurso electrónico (viii, 254 p.)
Figures. -- Acknowledgements. -- Introduction. -- 1. Non-universal Human Rights and Rightlessness. -- Racial Contracts. -- Non-universal Human Rights. -- Hierarchical Orderings of Rights. -- Civic Stratification. -- Rightlessness. -- The Structural Embeddedness of Non-universal Human Rights. -- 2. The Uneasy Present of Colonialism. -- Uneasy Memories. -- Obliterating Colonial History. -- Colonial Laws Today. -- From Decolonization to Neocolonialism. -- Undemocratic Democracies. -- Muscular Lockjaw. -- Moral Equivalences. -- 3. Slavery and Its Afterlives. -- Introduction. -- The Uneasy Present of Slavery. -- Jefferson, Human Rights and Slavery. -- Segregation. -- African-Americans and Criminal Justice. -- Voter Suppression. -- Racial Rules and Demography. -- 4. The Less Than Human. -- People But Not People. -- Resistance. -- Objecthood. -- Dehumanization. -- Women as a Colonial Bone of Contention. -- Nervous Conditions. -- Macron Tours Africa. -- Algerians in France. -- Post-independence Fallout. -- 5. The Impossibility of Indigenous Human Rights. -- Introduction. -- The Non-rights of Indigenous Peoples. -- American Treaties. -- The Roads to Standing Rock. -- ‘This Is Like a War Crime’. -- A Permanent State of Exception. -- The Impossibility of International Indigenous Human Rights. -- 6. Decolonizing Human Rights. -- Introduction. -- Colonial Disorientation and Redemption. -- Human Rights under Titanic Inequalities. -- Disavowing Human Rights. -- Reparative Justice. -- Indigenizing Law. -- Notes. -- References. --
"Do so-called universal human rights apply to indigenous, formerly enslaved and colonized peoples? This trenchant book brings human rights into conversation with the histories and afterlives of Western colonialism and slavery. Colin Samson examines the paradox that the nations that credit themselves with formulating universal human rights were colonial powers, settler colonists and sponsors of enslavement. Samson points out that many liberal theorists supported colonialism and slavery, and how this illiberalism plays out today in selective, often racist processes of recognition and enforcement of human rights. To reveal the continuities between colonial histories and contemporary events, Samson connects British, French and American colonial theories and practice to the notion of non-universal human rights. Vivid illustrations and case studies of racial exceptions to human rights are drawn from the afterlives of the enslaved and colonized, as well as recent events such as American police killings of black people, the treatment of Algerian harkis in France, the Windrush scandal in Britain and the militarized suppression of the Standing Rock Water Protectors movement. Advocating for reparative justice and indigenizing law, Samson argues that such events are not a failure of liberalism so much as an inbuilt racial dynamic of it."
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