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The Sum of Us
Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights1229
Victim's Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights addresses questions suggested by the worldwide persistence of human rights abuse and the prevalence of appeals to victims' stories in human rights campaigns, truth commissions, and international criminal tribunals.
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Johanna Luttrell, Hypatia Reviews Online The strength of Meyers's account is that it begins and ends in experience. It does not, first, take formal or theoretical human-rights standards and try to "fit" them into the experience of victims. Rather, she takes victims' experiences, as told in their own voices, and sees how human-rights norms both account for and fail to account for their stories. Indeed, her work lays the groundwork for hearing victims' stories in terms as close to their own as might be
Diana Tietjens Meyers is Ellacuria Chair and Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago; author of several books including GENDER IN THE MIRROR: CULTURAL IMAGERY AND WOMEN'S AGENCY (2002, OUP; 231 cl, 317 p LTD)"
Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Two Victim Paradigms and the Problem of