In the Wake of Neoliberalism: Citizenship and Human Rights in Argentina (Stanford Studies in Human Rights) (Hardcover)
Examining the ways in which "rights talk" is used and adapted locally by groups in Argentina, this book explores the relationship between ideas of human rights, rights of citizenship, and the concrete and envisioned social relationships that form the basis for social activism in the wake of neoliberal restructuring.
About the Author
Karen Ann Faulk is an anthropologist, who teaches in the Department of History and Global Studies at Carnegie Mellon University.
"In the Wake of Neoliberalism is a powerful and moving ethnographic work that fixes transnational conceptions of human rights in the context of a global neoliberalism, grounded firmly in the history and society of Argentina. The book makes a valuable contribution to the interdisciplinary literature on human rights. An important book of the contemporary moment."—Daniel Goldstein, Rutgers University, author of The Spectacular City
"Argentina has been at the forefront of changes in human rights discourse at the legal, international, political levels, and has seen some of the most globally prominent social movements based on human rights. Karen Faulk has risen to the challenge of tackling such complex themes and produced an engaging, vibrant, and thought-provoking account of contemporary struggles against neoliberal erosions of rights. A superb ethnography."—Sian Lazar, University of Cambridge