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With passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia to the beleaguered villages of Haiti, "Human Rights and the New War on the Poor" uses ...Show synopsisWith passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia to the beleaguered villages of Haiti, "Human Rights and the New War on the Poor" uses harrowing stories of life and death in extreme situations to illuminate readers' understanding of human rights.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good. Clean and bright except for a single ink smudge on...Very Good. Clean and bright except for a single ink smudge on the first page; no other owners' or use marks; binding square, spine uncreased; soft cover has a little mild shelf rubbing at corners and spine ends, otherwise excellent.
Description:Near Fine. 6" X 9" 402 Pages Indexed. Covers show very minor...Near Fine. 6" X 9" 402 Pages Indexed. Covers show very minor wear at eges and corners. Interior text pages are As New flawless. This book is about the struggle for social and economic rights, th neglected stepchildren of the human rights movement. Because sociaI and economic rights include the right to health care, housing, clean water, and education, they are sometimes called the rights of the poor. As noted in these pages, debates about the relative merit of one set of rights over another seem arcane outside of the rather insular world of the mainstream human rights community. But to choose to focus, as a physician might, on AIDS and tuberculosis. These are the two leading infectious causes of adult death in the world today. The argument that the afflicted deserve access and care for these ailments is an argument for social and econornic rights. This book looks for good news along with the bad. Contents in Nine Chapters: On Suffering and Structural Violence, Pestilence and Restraint, Lessons from Chiapas, A Plague on All Our Houses, Health Healing and Social Justice, Listening for POrophetic Voices, Cruel and Unusual, New Malaise, Rethinking Health and Human Rights. Plus Foreword by Amartya Sen, Preface to the 2005 Edition, Introduction Afterword, Notes and Bibliography.
Description:New in new dust jacket. Pathologies of Power uses harrowing...New in new dust jacket. Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life-and death-in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times. With passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia and the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas, this book links the lived experiences of individual victims to a broader analysis of structural violence. Farmer challenges conventional thinking within human rights circles and exposes the relationships between political and economic injustice, on one hand, and the suffering and illness of the powerless, on the other. Farmer shows that the same social forces that give rise to epidemic diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis also sculpt risk for human rights violations. He illustrates the ways that racism and gender inequality in the United States are embodied as disease and death. Yet this book is far from a hopeless inventory of abuse. Farmer's disturbing examples are linked to a guarded optimism that new medical and social technologies will develop in tandem with a more informed sense of social justice. Otherwise, he concludes, we will be guilty of managing social inequality rather than addressing structural violence. Farmer's urgent plea to think about human rights in the context of global public health and to consider critical issues of quality and access for the world's poor should be of fundamental concern to a world characterized by the bizarre proximity of surfeit and suffering.
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