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Title
Toward a new sociology of human rights?
Author
Abstract
While disciplines such as law and history have now developed distinct sub-fields of human rights research, sociology only more recently started developing a clear research agenda with regard to human rights. The work that is at the center of this article, sociologist Hans Joas' book "The Sacredness of the Person," is an important addition to the new sociological research into human rights. In this essay, we outline the key thesis underlying the book, namely the social process of sacralization of human personhood and discuss it against advances in the sociology of human rights, notably the sociology of law, and recent historical scholarship on human rights.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Humanity : an international journal of human rights, humanitarianism, and development. - Philadelphia, Pa, 2010, currens
Publication
Philadelphia, Pa : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016
ISSN
2151-4364 [print]
2151-4372 [online]
Volume/pages
7:2(2016), p. 273-293
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 07.06.2016
Last edited 13.09.2016
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