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.

Making Human Rights Visible Through Photography and Film

Making Human Rights Visible Through Photography and Film

Making human rights visible through photography and film

Why Visualize Human Rights?

The traditional way of conceptualizing human rights is through a legal and political lens, often in the form of non-governmental organization (NGO) reports and treaties, or academic analyses. Yet, the relationship between foreign policy and human rights is increasingly complicated by the force of arguments produced through the camera lens. Discussions about human rights abuses are often predicated on visual portrayals. This has wide implications for agency and action by those involved, and also for outside actors. This is not surprising considering that photographs and film as visual texts can prompt our understanding and action, while, at the same time, they might also deliberately manipulate both spectators ...

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