Harrison's collection of essays focuses on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and (ethno)nation that influence the dynamics of human rights conflicts in different parts of the world. The authors investigate human rights conflicts in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia, and reflect upon the political concerns and anxieties that have taken center stage since the catastrophe of 9/11. The contributors are an internationally diverse group of anthropologists and human rights activists concerned with global culturally diverse gendered experiences. This book will be valuable to instructors and applied professionals in anthropology, gender studies, ethnic studies, and international human rights.
Faye V. Harrison is Professor of African American Studies and Anthropology at the University of Florida at Gainesville, and chair of the IUAES Commission on the Anthropology of Women.
1 Introduction: Global Perspectives on Human Rights and Interlocking Inequalities of Race, Gender and Related Dimensions of Power 2 PART I. A Post-Durban and Post-September 11 View From the South 3 Ch. 1: Finding Strategic Identities in an Unequal World: Feminist Reflections From India 4 PART II: Gendered Communities in Crisis and Struggle 5 Ch. 2: Metaphors of Race and Caste-Based Discriminations Against Dalits and Dalit Women in India 6 Ch. 3: Margins of Democracy: Aboriginal Australians and Inequality 7 Ch. 4: Desperately Seeking Justice: Women of Color in Springfield, Missouri and Their Quest for Civil and Human Rights 8 Ch. 5: Welfare Reform, Racism, and Single Motherhood in the Americas 9 PART III: Sexual Matters in Work, Health, and Ethnonational Politics 10 Ch. 6: Structurally Adjusted Intercourse: Exoticized Sex Workers and Anthropological Agency 11 Ch. 7: Intersections of Gender, Race, and HIV/AIDS in Africa 12 Ch. 8: The Role of Zanzibari Women in the Human Rights Conflict with Tanzania over Sovereignty 13 PART IV: New Diasporas: Refugees and Immigrants 14 Ch. 9: The Second Coming: African Women as a Racialized Transmigrant Group in a Canadian Context 15 Ch. 10: Weaving Identities: Refugees, Immigrants, and Local People in a European World of Differences 16 Ch. 11: My Country in Translation 17 PART V: Negotiating Diversity & the War on Terrorism 18 Ch. 12: Diversity Training Doesn't Get to the Heart of the Matter 19 Ch. 13: What Democracy Looks Like: The Politics of a Women-Centered, Anti-Racist Human Rights Coalition 20 Ch. 14: Confronting Hegemony, Resisting Occupation