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Ron Johnston

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264775

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.001.0001

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Anthropology in the Territory of Rights, Islamic, Human, and Otherwise…

Anthropology in the Territory of Rights, Islamic, Human, and Otherwise…

Radcliffe-Brown Lecture In Social Anthropology

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(p.225) Anthropology in the Territory of Rights, Islamic, Human, and Otherwise…
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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures
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Lila Abu-Lughod

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0008

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the anthropology in the territory of rights given at the British Academy's 2009 Radcliffe-Brown Lecture in Social Anthropology. This text discusses the transnational initiatives for Muslim women's rights and the everyday lives of some village women in Egypt and argues that anthropologists can provide critical insight into the limits and politics of global discourses on rights. It suggests that anthropologists should intervene into the worlds of power that authorise, shape, and naturalise rights work and the understandings of human social life to which it gives rise.

Keywords:   territory of rights, anthropology, Muslim women's rights, social life, Egypt

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