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Title Worlds of human rights : the ambiguities of rights claiming in Africa / edited by Bill Derman, Anne Hellum, and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik.
Imprint Leiden : Brill, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Afrika-Studiecentrum series ; v. 26
Afrika-Studiecentrum series ; v. 26.
Note Includes index.
"This book is the result of a long standing collaboration among: Department of Anthropology, the African Studies Center and the Center for Gender in a Global Context at Michigan State University, the Institute of Women's Law at the University of Oslo, VU University Amsterdam, the Center for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape, Bunda College of the University of Malawi, the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, and the Department of International Environment and Development Studies at the Norwegian University of the Life Sciences."--Acknowledgements
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Human rights -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Sub-Saharan Africa.
Contents Ethnographic and historical perspectives on rights claiming on the African continent / Bill Derman, Anne Hellum and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik -- Introduction to land, property and human rights / Bill Derman -- Land rights, human rights and development : contestations in land restitution : Limpopo province, South Africa / Bill Derman, Anne Hellum and Tshililo Manenzhe -- "Property" and "rights" in a South African land claim case / Knut G Nustad -- 'We agreed to move, but we did not do so freely' : resettlement from the Limpopo -- National park, Mozambique / Marja Spierenburg -- Introduction to human rights in a gendered, relational and plural legal landscape / Anne Hellum -- Between common community interest and gender difference : women in South Africa's land restitution process / Anne Hellum and Bill Derman -- Multiple threats, manifold strategies : women, the state and secure tenure at the interface of human rights and local practices in Dar es Salaam / Ingunn Ikdahl -- Coercive harmony? : realizing women's rights through alternative dispute -- Resolution in Dar es Salaam's legal aid clinics / Natalie J. Bourdon -- Translating women's rights in Niger : what happened to the "radical challenge to patriarchy?" / Kari Bergstrom Henquinet -- Introduction to the multiple tracks of human rights and humanitarianism / Kristin Bergtora Sandvik -- Rights-based humanitarianism as emancipation or stratification? : rumors and procedures of verification in urban refugee management in Kampala, Uganda / Kristin Bergtora Sandvik -- Emergent Eritrean human rights movements : politics, law, and culture in transnational perspective / Tricia Redeker Hepner -- Malawi's orphans : children's rights in relation to humanitarianism, compassion and childcare / Andrea Freidus.
Summary Worlds of Human Rights presents ethnographic studies from Sub Saharan Africa that highlight how individuals and groups use human rights to achieve greater justice. It shows how struggles concerning land, property, gender equality and legal identity are shaped by contexts of history, power structures and legal pluralism.
Other Author Derman, William, editor.
Hellum, Anne, editor.
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora, editor.
Other Title Print version: Worlds of human rights. Leiden : Brill, 2013 9789004246478