Women and Social Movements, International: The Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF): History, Main Agenda, and Contributions, 1945-1991. Francisca de Haan Central European University Introduction Founded in Paris in late-November 1945, the Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) was the largest and probably most influential international women's organization of the post-1945 era.
This may come as a surprise, since the Federation is still relatively unknown among Western feminist historians. The Breakthrough: Human Rights in the 1970s. Whose Utopia? Gender, Ideology and Human Rights at the 1975 World Congress of Women in East Berlin - The University of Liverpool Repository. The Breakthrough: human rights in the 1970s. Choicewww.cro3.org doi: 10.5860/CHOICE.51-4582 CHOICE April 2014 vol. 51 no. 08 The Breakthrough: human rights in the 1970s, ed. by Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn.
Pennsylvania, 2014. 337p index afp ISBN 9780812245509, $79.95Eckel, Jan (editor) Moyn, Samuel (editor) This edited volume on the history of human rights activities in the 1970s is much more like a monograph than the usual collection of essays. Editors Moyn and Eckel present an impressive European-American research effort to understand … SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES History, Geography & Area Studies General.
The Quiet Counterrevolution of Human Rights Idealism. Transcribed from This is Hell!
Radio’s 27 June 2014 episode and printed with permission. Edited for space and readability. Listen to the full interview: “Human rights really only make sense when we think about them in a world after empire.” Chuck Mertz: On the line with us right now is historian Samuel Moyn. Samuel Moyn: Hi, thanks for having me. CM: Samuel Moyn is author of Human Rights and the Uses of History and is the Bryce professor of European legal history at Columbia University, where he has taught since 2001. Here’s how you describe your writings in your new book: “the emphasis of these essays falls on distinguishing the abuses from the uses of history for thinking about the present and future of one of the most central notions and one of the most illustrious political movements of our time: Human Rights.” What has been the impact of abusing Human Rights, exploiting Human Rights, on our ability to exercise our human rights?
SM: I think it’s a very tough question. On the Poverty and Possibility of Human Rights in Latin American History. Human Rights and Transnational Solidarity in Cold War Latin AmericaJessica Stites Mor, ed.
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013. x + 264 pp. We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United StatesJames N. Green Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010. xiv + 472 pp. If the global history of human rights has expanded considerably in the past ten years, much of it still remains unwritten.1 This is especially the case when it comes to Latin America. Download PDF Since the late 1960s, Latin America has been at once the target of human rights advocacy and the site of a series of monumental developments in local, regional, national, and transnational human rights politics alike. Utopias: A Brief History from Ancient Writings to Virtual Communities - Howard P. Segal. Forty years later, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas still haunts. Nerdclave’s Classic Spec is a regular look back at formative short science fiction and fantasy from the 19th and 20th centuries, in order to keep them alive for modern genre devotees.
Published: New Dimensions 3, 1973 Reprinted: The Wind’s Twelve Quarters, among several others. This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin winning the Hugo Award for Best Short Story. Its message and impact remain as fresh today. Le Guin (A Wizard of Earthsea) has writing skill, exemplified in my opinion by a mixture of florid and conversational, genius enough to merit a Hugo every year. A Parable in Disguise Once upon a time is so over.
Le Guin knew all of this back in 1974. It reads like a friend’s idle musings. I wish I could convince you. She only says the words “once upon a time” after a whole lot of hemming and hawing, and then she quickly undercuts it with the unsure narrator. Take note, young writers. Meta Fiction (A Shrugging Narrator) The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is a 1973 plotless, short, descriptive work of philosophical fiction, popularly classified as a short story, by Ursula K.
Le Guin. Its narrator seems deliberately uncertain or indecisive, sparsely and abstractly describing a few nameless characters in a vividly imagistic description of a summer festival in Omelas, a utopian city whose prosperity and success depend on the perpetual misery of a single child, kept locked beneath it in squalor and torture. "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Short Fiction in 1974 and won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1974 Publication