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‘A Very Highly Political Job’: Human Rights Practice, ‘The Political’, and Practitioners' Dilemmas in Sri Lanka

Vijay K. Nagaraj and Shermal Wijewardene.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 10094 words.

This article focuses on narratives of dilemmas and tensions arising from the relationship between human rights practice in Sri Lanka and what we broadly term ‘the political’: a) human...

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Abbott, Grace

Julie Longo and Sandra F. VanBurkleo.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1955 words.

Abbott, Grace (17 November 1878–19 June 1939), social worker and administrator, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, the daughter of Othman Ali Abbott, a lawyer and politician, and Elizabeth...

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Abdy, Edward Strutt

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 671 words.

Abdy, Edward Strutt (1791–1846), campaigner against slavery and racism, was the fifth and youngest son of Thomas Abdy Abdy, born Thomas Abdy Rutherford (1755–1798), Church of England...

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Abuse and Attachment

in Erotic Attunement

June 2011; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates. 12607 words.

This chapter investigates the dominant theory of incest's harm to children, which concentrates on the ways in which abuse damages development and attachment. Moral theologian André...

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Advancing Human Rights in Post-Authoritarian Communities through Education

Benjamin Gregg.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

July 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 10470 words.

For two decades now, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Russia, have been transitioning from authoritarian pasts to somewhat more liberal forms of social and political...

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Afraid of the Dark

Nathan H. Lents.

in Not So Different

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates. 9501 words.

Fear is one of the most primal emotions in animals and humans. Hardwired as a reflex, it is very difficult to consciously control or overcome.

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Against mumps, Meursault, Mcdonald’s and Marlboro

Inez de Beaufort.

in From reason to practice in bioethics

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates. 4007 words.

Suppose a state proposes a vaccination against Smoking, Alcohol and Drugs, the SAD programme. Children could be vaccinated not only against mumps and measles but also against enjoying...

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The Agony of Grief

Nathan H. Lents.

in Not So Different

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates. 13780 words.

Humans and animals grieve our losses in similar ways because the neurobiology of attachment and grief are the same.

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AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Edited by Douglas A. Feldman.

October 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates. 312 pages.

Too often, approaches to dealing with the problems posed by the spread of HIV have been one dimensional, with the assumption that what works in one place will work in another. This book...

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AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Douglas A. Feldman.

in AIDS, Culture, and Africa

October 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates. 7345 words.

This chapter reviews the literature on the anthropological contribution to the understanding of HIV/AIDS in Africa. It discusses HIV prevention campaigns, male circumcision, AIDS orphans,...

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