Sarah E. Holcombe

Remote Freedoms

Politics, Personhood and Human Rights in Aboriginal Central Australia

Stanford University Press 2018

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In her new book, Remote Freedoms: Politics, Personhood and Human Rights in Aboriginal Central Australia (Stanford University Press, 2018), Sarah E. Holcombe, a Senior Research Fellow at...

In her new book, Remote Freedoms: Politics, Personhood and Human Rights in Aboriginal Central Australia (Stanford University Press, 2018), Sarah E. Holcombe, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, explores how universal human rights, codified 70 years ago in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, get translated, practiced, and challenged in the context of Indigenous rights.  Through her field research with Anangu of Central Australia, she shows the paradoxical, double-edged nature of human rights for Aboriginal people and considers alternative ways of thinking about human dignity.

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