Critical Human Rights
Interdisciplinary in nature, Critical Human Rights publishes empirically grounded and theoretically innovative work. The series emphasizes research that opens new ways to conceptualize and examine human rights. Books in the Critical Human Rights series transcend simplified accounts of perpetrators and victims, resist triumphalist narratives, emphasize the importance of local perception, incorporate socioeconomic rights, and anticipate human rights problems of the future.
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Prisoner of Pinochet
My Year in a Chilean Concentration Camp
“Democracy is fragile, and only fully appreciated when it is lost. Sergio Bitar, now one of the most prominent political leaders in Chile, recounts the story of the 1973 military coup and his imprisonment in a direct, unsentimental style that sharply highlights the dramatic events he narrates.”
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Military Cultural Interventions and the Human Rights Era in Peru
“Brings to light how military 'entrepreneurs of memory' strategically place memory products in a memory marketplace. A major intervention in debates about Peru's internal armed conflict of the 1980s and '90s and its aftermath, which will interest scholars in many disciplines and regions.”
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State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence
Campesinos, Refugees, and Collective Action in the Salvadoran Civil War
Court of Remorse
Inside the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda