The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.

Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it will seek to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking.

The Human Rights of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexual and Transgender People

The Human Rights of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexual and Transgender People

The human rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people

Introduction: The State of the World's Gender and Sexual Minorities

Encompassing the global nuances of human rights, gender and sexuality in one chapter proves a difficult task, which is not surprising given the enormous legal and policy challenges that have impeded the struggle for human rights for gender and sexual minorities over the past few decades. The human rights of gender and sexual minorities around the world have been contested not only in local, regional and international arenas, but there have also been epistemological disagreements within the movements that are fighting for gender and sexual minorities’ rights themselves. Challenges can be observed at the base level: the ...

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