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Recent Human Rights Publications by Affiliated Faculty


We are pleased to highlight the following recent human rights publications by our affiliates:

2012 Publications

Arias, Arturo (2012). "Post-identidades post-nacionales: duelo, trauma y melancolía en la constitución de las subjetividades centroamericanas de posguerra." In Eds. Beatriz Cortez, Alexandra Ortiz Wallner y Verónica Ríos Quesada, Versiones de la modernidad. Literaturas, identidades y desplazamientos. Guatemala: F&G Editores, pp. 121-139.

Boone, Catherine and Dennis Duku (2012). "Ethnic Land Rights in Western Ghana: Landlord-Stranger Relations in the Democratic Era." Development and Change 43/3. 671-694.

Boone, Catherine (2012). "Land Conflict and Distributive Politics in Kenya." African Studies Review 55/1. 75-103.

Boone, Catherine (2012). "Politically-Allocated Land Rights and the Geography of Electoral Violence in Kenya." Comparative Political Studies 44/10. 1311-1342.

Boone, Catherine (2012). "Contested Land Rights in Rural Africa: Ghana and Kenya Compared." In Eds. Ellen Lust and Steven Ndegwa, Governing Africa's Changing Societies: The Dynamics of Reform. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Press.

Brinks, Daniel M. and Gauri, Varun (2012). "Human Rights as Demands for Communicative Action." Journal of Political Philosophy.

Brinks, Daniel M. (2012). "'A tale of two cities': The judiciary and the rule of law in Latin America." In Eds. P. Kingstone and D. Yashar, Handbook of Latin American Politics. New York: Routledge.

Cárcamo-Huechante, Luis and Héctor Nahuelpan Moreno, Herson Huinca Puitrin, Pablo Mariman Quemenado, eds. (2012). Ta iñ fijke xipa rakizuameluwün. Historia, colonialismo y resistencia desde el país Mapuche. Santiago: Ediciones Comunidad de Historia Mapuche.

Charumbira, Ruramisai (2012). "Gender, Nehanda, and the Myth of Nation-hood in the making of Zimbabwe." In Ed. Gerard Bouchard, Reflections on the Past and Future of National Myths. New York: Routledge.

Cvetkovich, Ann (2012). Depression: A Public Feeling. Durham: Duke University Press.

Dulitzky, Ariel (2012). "20 puntos de reflexión sobre el proceso de reflexión." Aportes DPLF Number 16, Year 5, 11-13.

Ekland-Olson, Sheldon and Julie Beicken (2012). How Ethical Systems Change: Eugenics, the Final Solution, Bioethics. New York: Routledge.

Ekland-Olson, Sheldon and Elyshia Aseltine (2012). How Ethical Systems Change: Abortion and Neonatal Care. New York: Routledge.

Ekland-Olson, Sheldon and Elyshia Aseltine (2012). How Ethical Systems Change: Tolerable Suffering and Assisted Dying. New York: Routledge.

Ekland-Olson, Sheldon and Danielle Dirks (2012). How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment. New York: Routledge.

Ekland-Olson, Sheldon (2012). Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?: Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment. New York: Routledge.

el-Ariss, Tarek (2012). "Fiction of Scandal." Journal of Arabic Literature Vol. 43, No. 2-3.

Elkins, Zachary and Tom Ginsburg, et al. (2012). "On the Interpretability of Law: Lessons from the Decoding of National Constitutions." British Journal of Political Science.

Engle, Karen (2012). "Self-Critique, (Anti) Politics and Criminalization: Reflections on the History and Trajectory of the Human Rights Movement." In Eds. José María Beneyto and David Kennedy, New Approaches to International Law: The European and the American Experiences. The Hague, The Netherlands: T.M.C. Asser Press.

Engle, Karen (2012). "Celebrity Diplomacy and Global Citizenship." Celebrity Studies 3(1), 116-118. New York: Routledge.

Forbath, William E. (2012). "Workers' Rights and the Distributive Constitution." Dissent.

Franklin, Cary (2012). "Inventing the 'Traditional Concept' of Sex Discrimination." 125 Harvard Law Review 1307

Galbraith, James K. (2012). Inequality and Instability: A Study of the World Economy Just Before the Great Crisis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gilman, Denise (2012). "A 'Bilingual' Approach to Language Rights: How Dialogue Between U.S. and International Human Rights Law May Improve the Language Rights Framework." Harvard Human Rights Journal 24.

Giunta, Andrea and Néstor García Canclini (2012). "Extranjerías y otros extrañamientos / Alienations and Other Estrangements," in Extranjerías / Alienations, México D.F., Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, pp. 7-37.

Gregg, Benjamin (2012). Human Rights as Social Construction. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Gregg, Benjamin (2012). "Genetic Enhancement: A New Dialectic of Enlightenment?" in Ed. D. Wetzel, Perspektiven der Aufklärung: Zwischen Mythos und Realität, Paderborn, Germany: Verlag Wilhelm Fink: 133-146.

Gregg, Benjamin (2012). "Politics Disembodied and Deterritorialized: The Internet as Human Rights Resource" in Eds. H. Dahms and L. Hazelrigg, Theorizing Modern Society as a Dynamic Process (in the series Current Perspectives in Social Theory, vol. 30. Bingley, UK: Emerald: 209–233.

Gregg, Benjamin (2012). "Comparative Perspectives on Social Integration in Pluralistic Societies: Thick Norms versus Thin," Comparative Sociology 11: 629-648.

Gregg, Benjamin (2012). Joint review of Human Rights and Memory by Daniel Levy and Natan Sznaider (Penn State University Press, 2010) and of Humanitarianism and Modern Culture by Keith Tester (Penn State University Press, 2010), Perspectives on Politics 10 (2): 456-458.

Gregg, Benjamin (2012). "Approaching Human Rights as a Cognitive Style in the College Classroom" In Eds. J. Shefner, H. Dahms, R. Jones, and A. Jalata, Social Justice and the University, New York: Palgrave.

Hale, Charles R. and Rebecca Torres, et. al (2012). "Building Austin, Building Justice: Immigrant Construction Workers, Precarious Labor Regimes and Social Citizenship." Geoforum.

Harlow, Barbara (2012). "'The Geography and the Event': Questions of Palestine and Their Eventual Jurisdiction." Interventions 14 (1), 13-23.

Harlow, Barbara (2012). "Hamida's Options: Egyptian Futures versus British Interests in Mahfouz's Midaq Alley," in Approaches to Teaching the Works of Naguib Mahfouz, Eds. Wail S. Hassan and Susan Muaddi Darraj. NY: Modern Language Association of America. 118-129.

Hines, Barbara (2012). "El derecho a migrar como un derecho humano: La actual ley inmigratoria argentina." Revista Derecho Público Año 1 Nº2, 307-342.

Jensen, Robert (2012). "Pornography." In Ed. Judy Postmus, Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery. ABC-CLIO.

Jinks, Derek, Ryan Goodman, and Andrew K. Woods, eds. (2012). Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kuperman, Alan J. (2012). "Humanitarian Intervention," in Ed. Michael Goodhart, Human Rights: Politics and Practice, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Laurin, Jennifer (2012). "Still Convicting the Innocent" [Review of the book Convicting the Innocent: When Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong]. Texas Law Review Vol. 9, 1473-1505.

Levinson, Sanford (2012). Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McKiernan-Gonzalez, John (2012). Fevered Measures: Public Health and Race at the Texas-Mexico Border, 1848-1942. Durham: Duke University Press.

Roberts, Bryan R. (2012). Organizando Estraños: Familias Pobres en la Ciudad de Guatemala. FLACSO, Guatemala.

Roberts, Bryan R. and Claudia Masferrer (2012). "Going Back Home? Changing Demography and Geography of Mexican Return Migration." Population Research and Policy Review, 31(4), 465-496.

Rudrappa, Sharmila (2012). "India's Reproductive Assembly Line." Contexts, 11(2), 22-27.

Speed, Shannon and Rebecca Torres, et. al (2012). "Building Austin, Building Justice: Immigrant Construction Workers, Precarious Labor Regimes and Social Citizenship." Geoforum.

Steiker, Jordan M. and Carol Steiker (2012). "Entrenchment and/or Destabilization? Reflections on (Another) Two Decades of Constitutional Regulation of Capital Punishment." Law and Inequality, 30 (211).

Steiker, Jordan M. and Carol Steiker (2012). "Broken and Beyond Repair: The American Death Penalty and the Insuperable Obstacles to Reform." In Eds. Joan Petersilia & Kevin Reitz, Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections, 707.

Steiker, Jordan M. and Carol Steiker (2012). "Two Decades of Constitutional Regulation of Capital Punishment." Law and Inequality, 30 (211).

Strong, Pauline T. (2012). American Indians and the American Imaginary: Cultural Representation Across the Centuries, Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

Torres, Gerald (2012). "Fisher v. University of Texas: Living in the Dwindling Shadow of LBJ's America." Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, Vol 65:97.

Torres, Rebecca and Rich Heyman, et. al (2012). "Building Austin, Building Justice: Immigrant Construction Workers, Precarious Labor Regimes and Social Citizenship." Geoforum.


2011 Publications

Ali, Kamran (2011). Women, Work and Public Spaces: Conflict and Co-Existence in Karachi's Poor Neighborhoods. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 36/3. 585-605.

Ali, Kamran (2011). Progressives and "Perverts": Partition Stories and Pakistan's Future. Social Text 108.

Ali, Kamran (2011). Communists in a Muslim Land: Cultural Debates in Pakistan's Early Years. Modern Asian Studies 45/3. 501-534.

Arens, Katherine (2011). "Mayerling: The Woman's Story." In Eds. Eds. Clemens Ruthner and Raleigh Whitinger, Contested Passions: Sexuality, Eroticism, and Gender in Modern Austrian Literature and Culture. New York: Peter Lang, 2011. 1-16.

Arias, Arturo (2011). "Post-identidades post-nacionales: duelo, trauma y melancolía en la constitución de las subjetividades centroamericanas de posguerra." In Eds. Cortez, Alexandra Ortiz Wallner y Verónica Ríos Quesada, (Per)Versiones de la modernidad. Literaturas, identidades y desplazamientos. Guatemala: F&G Editores 121-139.

Arias, Arturo (2011). "Post-identidades post-nacionales: duelo, trauma y melancolía en la constitución de las subjetividades centroamericanas de posguerra." In Eds. Gabriela Polit Dueñas and María Helena Rueda, Meanings of Violence in Contemporary Latin America. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 11-35.

Arias, Arturo (2011). "La subalternidad racializada en los cuentos de Luis de Lión." In Ed. Luis de Lión, La puerta del cielo. Guatemala: Editorial Cultura 9-24.

Auyero, Javier (2011). "Poor People's Lives and Politics: The things a political ethnographer knows (and doesn't know) after 15 years of fieldwork." New Perspectives on Turkey, 46: 95-127.

Auyero, Javier (2011). "Puños, patadas y codazos en la regulación de la pobreza neoliberal." In Ed. María Jesús Funes, A propósito de Tilly: conflicto, poder y acción colectiva. Madrid, Spain: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Sociológicas. Colección Academia.

Auyero, Javier and Matthew Mahler (2011). "The Makings of Collective Violence." In Eds. Gabriela Polit Dueñas and María Helena Rueda, Meanings of Violence in Contemporary Latin America. Palgrave.

Auyero, Javier (2011). Patients of the State: The Politics of Waiting in Argentina. Durham: Duke University Press.

Balli, Cecilia (2011). Murdered women on the border: gender, territory, and power in Ciudad Juarez. Proquest UMI Dissertation Publishing.

Brinks, Daniel M. and Forbath, William (2011). Social and Economic Rights in Latin America: Constitutional Courts and the Prospects for Pro-Poor Interventions. Texas Law Review 89(7), 1943-1955.

Brinks, Daniel M. (2011). 'Faithful Servants of the Regime': The Brazilian Constitutional Court's Role under the 1988 Constitution. In Ed. J. Ríos-Figueroa and G. Helmke, Courts in Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Buckley, Cynthia and Erin Hofmann and Yuka Minagawa (2011). "Does Nativity Matter? Correlates of Immigrant Health by Generation in the Russian Federation." Demographic Research.

Buckley, Cynthia and Kari White (2011). "Exposure to International Migration and Its Effect on Childbearing in Turkey." International Migration Review 45(1):123-147.

Buckley, Cynthia and Erin Hofmann (2011). "Cultural responses to changing gender patterns of migration in Georgia." International Migration, 49.

Burnett, Virginia Garrard (2011). Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit: Guatemala under General Efrain Rios Montt 1982-1983. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Charrad, Mounira M. (2011). Central and Local Patrimonialism: State Building Kin-Based Societies. In Ed. Julia P. Adams and Mounira M. Charrad, Patrimonial Power in the Modern World 636 of The Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. New York: Sage.

Charrad, Mounira M (2011). Gender in the Middle East: Islam, State, Agency. Annual Review of Sociology, 37.

Coffin, Judith (2011). Between Opinion and Desire: Elle Magazine's Survey Research in 1950s France. In Ed. Kerstin Bruckweh, The Voice of the Citizen Consumer: A History of Market Research, Consumer Movements, and the Political Public Sphere. Oxford University Press.

Domínguez Ruvalcaba, Héctor and Patricia Ravelo (2011). Ciudad Juárez: Políticas del Terror y Desmantelamiento de la Ciudadanía. México: UAM-CIESAS-Eón.

Domínguez Ruvalcaba, Héctor (2011). "Gloria Anzaldúa and the Meaning of Queer." In Eds. AnaLouise Keating and Gloria González-López, Bridging: How Gloria Anzaldúa's Life and Work Transformed Our Own. University of Texas Press 80-84.

Dulitzky, Ariel (2011). The Inter-American Human Rights System Fifty Years Later: Time For Changes. Quebec Journal of International Law (Special Edition) 127.

Engle, Karen L. (2011). La Esquiva Promesa de Desarrollo Para las Comunidades Afrodescendientes: El Futuro de la Ley 70. Revista de Derecho Público. 26. Bogota: Universidad de los Andes.

Engle, Karen L. (2011). Comparative Constitutional Law and Property: Responses to Alviar and Azuela, 89. Texas Law Review1957.

Engle, Karen L. (2011). On Fragile Architecture: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Human Rights [Symposium: The Human Dimension of International Cultural Heritage Law], 22. European Journal of International Law 141.

Fishkin, Joseph (2011). Weightless Votes, 121 Yale Law Journal 1888.

Fishkin, Joseph (2011). Equal Citizenship and the Individual Right to Vote, 86 Indiana Law Journal 1289.

Fishkin, Joseph (2011). Voting as a Positive Right: A Reply to Flanders, 28 Alaska Law Review 29.

Forbath, William E. (2011). The Distributive Constitution and Workers' Rights [Symposium: Reflections on Progressive Constitutionalism: Theory, Practice, and Critique, 72 Ohio State Law Journal 1115

Forbath, William E. and Daniel M. Brinks (2011). Social and Economic Rights in Latin America: Constitutional Courts and the Prospects for Pro-Poor Interventions [Symposium: Latin American Constitutionalism], 89 Texas Law Review 1943

Gilman, Denise (2011). Seeking Breaches in the Wall: An International Human Rights Law Challenge to the Texas-Mexico Border Wall. Texas International Law Journal 46 (257).

Gilman, Denise (2011). El choque de Arizona con los derechos humanos: el Proyecto de Ley 1070, 7 Anuario de Derechos Humanos 87.

González-López, Gloria and AnaLouise Keating (2011). "Building Bridges, Transforming Loss, Shaping New Dialogues: Anzaldúan Studies for the Twenty-First Century." In Eds. AnaLouise Keating and Gloria González-López, Bridging: How Gloria Anzaldúa's Life and Work Transformed Our Own. University of Texas Press.

González-López, Gloria (2011). "Mexican Immigrants, Heterosexual Sex and Loving Relationships in the United States: An Interview with Gloria González-López." In Eds. Steven Seidman, Nancy Fischer and Chet Meeks, Introducing the New Sexuality Studies, Second Edition. Routledge 538-546.

Green, Laurie B. (2011). "Saving Babies in Memphis: The Politics of Race, Health, and Hunger during the War on Poverty." In Eds. Annelise Orleck and Lisa Gaye Hazirjian, The War on Poverty and Grassroots Struggles for Racial and Economic Justice. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Green, Laurie B. (2011). "Challenging the Civil Rights Narrative: Women, Gender and the Urban Black Freedom Struggle." In Ed. Emilye Crosby, Local Studies, a National Movement: Toward a New Synthesis of the Black Freedom Struggle. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Gregg, Benjamin (2011). Human Rights as Social Construction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Harlow, Barbara and Daniel Kahozi, Lucas Lixinski, and Caroline Carter (2011). "United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973: Libya in the Dock." Rapoport Center Human Rights Working Paper Series.

Harlow, Barbara. (2011). "'Extraordinary Renditions': tales of Guantánamo, a review article." Race and Class 52 (1), 1-29.

Hindman, Heather and Anne Meike-Fechter (Eds.) (2011). Inside the Everyday Lives of Development Workers: The Challenges and Futures of Aidland. Kumarian Press.

Hines, Barbara (2011). Interpretation in the Immigration Courts of the United States. Revista del Area de Traductología (Ex Centro de Investigación en Traducción), Facultad de Lenguas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Número 2.

Jacobsohn, Gary J. (2011). The Sounds of Silence: Militant and Acquiescent Constitutionalism. In H. Richard Zinman, et al, The Supreme Court and the Idea of Constitutionalism. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Jensen, Robert (2011). "Pornography as Propaganda." In Ed. Gerald Sussman, The Propaganda Society: Promotional Culture and Politics in Global Context. New York: Peter Lang, 159-174.

Jensen, Robert (2011). "Stories of a Rape Culture: Pornography as Propaganda." In Eds. Melinda Tankard Reist and Abigail Bray, Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry. North Melbourne: Spinifex 25-33.

Jensen, Robert and Ana J. Bridges (2011). "Pornography." In Eds. Claire M. Renzetti, Jeff Edleson, and Raquel Kennedy Bergen, Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, 2 Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 133-149.

Kuperman, Alan. (2011). Mass Atrocity Response Operations: Doctrine in Search of Strategy. Genocide Studies and Prevention 6 (1), 59-65.

Kuperman, Alan. (2011). R2P: Catchy Name for a Fading Norm. Ethnopolitics 10 (1), 127–130.

Kuperman, Alan. (2011). Rethinking the Responsibility to Protect. In Ed. Helen Purkitt, Annual Editions: World Politics 11/12, 172-177.

Laurin, Jennifer E. (2011). "Prosecutorial Exceptionalism, Remedial Skepticism, and the Legacy of Connick v. Thompson, in National Police Accountability Project." Civil Rights Litigation Handbook 29-70.

Novy, Forrest A. and D. Nance (2011). The power of education in juvenile justice. In Eds. A. R. Roberts & D. W. Springer, Juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice: Policies, programs, and intervention strategies. MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.

Polit Dueñas, Gabriela and Maria Helena Rueda (Eds.) (2011). Meanings of Violence in Contemporary Latin America. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Roberts, Bryan R. (2011). "Del universalismo a la focalización, y de regreso: los programas de transferencias condicionadas y el desarrollo de la ciudadanía social." In Eds. Mercedes González de la Rocha y Agustín Escobar Latapí, Pobreza, transferencias condicionadas y sociedad. Guadalajara, Mexico: CIESAS del Occidente.

Roberts, Bryan R. (2011). The Consolidation of the Latin American City and the Undermining of Social Cohesion. City and Community Vol 10, Issue 4, pp. 414-423.

Rudrappa, Sharmila (2011). "Rape." In Ed. George Ritzer, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. Blackwell Publishing.

Sonnenberg, S.M. (2011). "Psychoanalysis and the United States Research University: Current Trends," International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 92: 641-659.

Sonnenberg, S.M. (2011). Book Review of Clinical Manual for Management of PTSD, David M. Benedek, Gary H. Wynn, eds., Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199: 427.

Steiker, Jordan M. and Carol S. Steiker (2011). Why Death Penalty Opponents Are Closer to Their Goal Than They Realize . THE NEW REPUBLIC.

Steiker, Jordan M. and Carol S. Steiker (2011). Don't Blame Perry for Texas's Execution Addiction. He Doesn't Have Much to Do With It. THE NEW REPUBLIC.

Torres, Gerald (2011). "Who is an Indian?: The Story of United States v. Sandoval." In Eds. Carole Goldberg, Kevin K. Washburn & Philip P. Frickey, Indian Law Stories 109. New York: Foundation Press.

Torres, Rebecca M. and Janet Momsen (Eds.) (2011). Tourism and Agriculture: New Geographies of Consumption, Production and Rural Restructuring. New York: Routledge.

Vargas, João H. Costa, et. al. (2011). State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States. Stanford University Press.