Activism in the Shadows of Universalism: Where Is Human Rights, Then and Now?

Meredith Terretta
Meredith Terretta shows how historical inquiry contributes to an understanding of contemporary human rights as contingent. Using 20th century Africa as a case study, Terretta focuses on transregional activism to demonstrate that rights claims from colonial settings preceded a discursive structure of universal human rights emerging in 1948. Meredith Terretta montre comment l’analyse historique contribue à éclairer le caractère conjoncturel des droits humains contemporains. Étudiant l’Afrique du 20e siècle, Terretta se focalise sur l’activisme transrégional...
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