Power Suffering and the Struggle for Dignity

Power  Suffering  and the Struggle for Dignity
Author: Alicia Ely Yamin
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-01-07
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780812247749

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Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity provides a solid foundation for comprehending what a human rights framework implies and the potential for greater justice in health it entails.

Power Struggles

Power Struggles
Author: Jaume Franquesa,Jaume Franquesa Bartolome
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2018-04-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780253033741

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Wind energy is often portrayed as a panacea for the environmental and political ills brought on by an overreliance on fossil fuels, but this characterization may ignore the impact wind farms have on the regions that host them. Power Struggles investigates the uneven allocation of risks and benefits in the relationship between the regions that produce this energy and those that consume it. Jaume Franquesa considers Spain, a country where wind now constitutes the main source of energy production. In particular, he looks at the Southern Catalonia region, which has traditionally been a source of energy production through nuclear reactors, dams, oil refineries, and gas and electrical lines. Despite providing energy that runs the country, the region is still forced to the political and economic periphery as the power they produce is controlled by centralized, international Spanish corporations. Local resistance to wind farm installation in Southern Catalonia relies on the notion of dignity: the ability to live within one's means and according to one's own decisions. Power Struggles shows how, without careful attention, renewable energy production can reinforce patterns of exploitation even as it promises a fair and hopeful future.

Pathologies of Power

Pathologies of Power
Author: Paul Farmer
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2005
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780520243262

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"Pathologies of Power" uses harrowing stories of life and death to argue thatthe promotion of social and economic rights of the poor is the most importanthuman rights struggle of our times.

This Republic of Suffering

This Republic of Suffering
Author: Drew Gilpin Faust
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2009-01-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780375703836

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • An "extraordinary ... profoundly moving" history (The New York Times Book Review) of the American Civil War that reveals the ways that death on such a scale changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation. An estiated 750,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be seven and a half million. In This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust describes how the survivors managed on a practical level and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the unprecedented carnage with its belief in a benevolent God. Throughout, the voices of soldiers and their families, of statesmen, generals, preachers, poets, surgeons, nurses, northerners and southerners come together to give us a vivid understanding of the Civil War's most fundamental and widely shared reality. With a new introduction by the author, and a new foreword by Mike Mullen, 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2000-09-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781101042458

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Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

Fighting for Dignity

Fighting for Dignity
Author: Sarah S. Willen
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-05-07
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780812224900

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Fighting for Dignity explores the impact of a mass deportation campaign on African and Asian migrant workers in Tel Aviv and their Israeli-born children. In this vivid ethnography, Sarah Willen shows how undocumented migrants struggle to craft meaningful, flourishing lives despite the exclusion and vulnerability they endure.

The Pluriverse of Human Rights

The Pluriverse of Human Rights
Author: Boaventura de Sousa Santos,Bruno Sena Martins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021
Genre: Dignity
ISBN: 1032012226

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"The impasse affecting human rights as a language used to express struggles for dignity reflects the epistemological and political exhaustion which blights the global North. Inspired by struggles from all corners of the world, this book offers a highly conditional response to the prevailing notion of human rights today"--


Author: Remy Debes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-06-01
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780190677541

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In everything from philosophical ethics to legal argument to public activism, it has become commonplace to appeal to the idea of human dignity. In such contexts, the concept of dignity typically signifies something like the fundamental moral status belonging to all humans. Remarkably, however, it is only in the last century that this meaning of the term has become standardized. Before this, dignity was instead a concept associated with social status. Unfortunately, this transformation remains something of a mystery in existing scholarship. Exactly when and why did "dignity" change its meaning? And before this change, was it truly the case that we lacked a conception of human worth akin to the one that "dignity" now represents? In this volume, leading scholars across a range of disciplines attempt to answer such questions by clarifying the presently murky history of "dignity," from classical Greek thought through the Middle Ages and Enlightenment to the present day.