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Book Review: Anne-Marie Hilsdon, Martha Macintyre, Vera Mackie and Maila Stivens (editors) Human Rights and Gender Politics Asia-Pacific Perspectives London: Routledge, 2000, ISBN 0-415-19173-4 (hbk), ix, 250 pages

Warren, C. (2002) Book Review: Anne-Marie Hilsdon, Martha Macintyre, Vera Mackie and Maila Stivens (editors) Human Rights and Gender Politics Asia-Pacific Perspectives London: Routledge, 2000, ISBN 0-415-19173-4 (hbk), ix, 250 pages. Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific (7).

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Abstract

Human Rights and Gender Politics - Asia Pacific Perspectives is a confronting book for both the human rights and feminist movements. Challenging questions thread through all the case studies from the Asia Pacific presented in this important collection: How can human rights discourses, derived from masculinist and western individualist frameworks, be made to support the claims of women in the Asia Pacific for justice, security and dignity? And conversely, how can feminist rejection of the universalist framework of global human rights discourse be squared with the appeals of Third and Fourth World women to this strategic ground of struggle?

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Gender and Cultural Studies, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University.
Copyright: 2002 The Author
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12404
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