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Speaking rights to power : constructing political will

Speaking rights to power : constructing political will

Author: Alison Brysk
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"How can 'Speaking Rights to Power' construct political will to respond to human rights abuse worldwide? Examining dozens of cases of human rights campaigns and using an innovative analysis of the politics of persuasion, this book shows how communication politics build recognition, solidarity, and social change. Building on twenty years of research on five continents, this comprehensive study ranges from Aung San  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Brysk
ISBN: 9780199982660 019998266X 9780199982677 0199982678 0199982686 9780199982684
OCLC Number: 830351880
Description: xv, 252 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Rhetoric For Rights. --
Speaking rights. Why We Care: Constructing solidarity ; The message: Human rights as global social imagination ; Hearts and Minds: The politics of persuasion. --
Historical repertoires: Attention must be paid. Solidarity: The Dreyfus Affair ; Internationalism: The Spanish Civil War ; Symbolism: The Holocaust ; Globalization: Revolution 2.0. --
Voices: heroes, martyrs, witnesses, and experts. Heroes and martyrs ; Witnesses and experts. --
The message matters: framing the claim. Poster children and sex slavery: framing human trafficking ; Reframing FGM ; Human rights in Colombia: when frames fail ; The rhetoric of recognition: Darfur vs. Congo. --
Plotting rights: The power of performance. From tragedy to testimonial ; Allegory as protest performance: Indian Summer ; The Power of Parody. --
Mobilizing media: Is there an app for that?. Iran: The revolution will not be televised ; China: The Long March to human rights ; The Arab Spring: The Face book path to freedom ; Kony 2012: When buzz is not enough. --
Audiences: Constructing cosmopolitans. Building communities of conscience: Scholars at Risk ; Inter-ethnic solidarity ; Across the great divide: Men who care about violence against women. --
Constructing political will. Another world is possible ; The power of persuasion: The Liberian civil war ; Acting globally.
Responsibility: Alison Brysk.
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