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Epilogue

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0025
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This concluding chapter looks back to the Earth's considerable history, emphasizing that the history of humanity herein is interlinked with that of many other living things sharing the same planet. ... More


Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Jeffrey Hilgert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Today, hazardous work kills 2.3 million people each year and injures millions more. Among the most compelling yet controversial forms of legal protection for workers is the right to refuse unsafe ... More


Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights

Wendy H. Wong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450792
eISBN:
9780801466069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450792.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why are some international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) more politically salient than others, and why are some NGOs better able to influence the norms of human rights? This book shows how the ... More


Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Elizabeth S. Anker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the past fifty years, debates about human rights have assumed an increasingly prominent place in postcolonial literature and theory. Writers from Salman Rushdie to Nawal El Saadawi have used the ... More


The Finite Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter examines the Earth's finitude of space and resources, noting that land areas cannot so much be changed or expanded upon as it can be reused or replaced. Although there are the ... More


Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Frank H. T. Rhodes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Fossils are the fragments from which, piece by laborious piece, the great mosaic of the history of life has been constructed. Here and there, we can supplement these scraps by the use of biochemical ... More


Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Adam Tompkins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456688
eISBN:
9781501704215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456688.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Throughout the twentieth century, despite compelling evidence that some pesticides posed a threat to human and environmental health, growers and the United States Department of Agriculture continued ... More


Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Shannon Gleeson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights. Federal law requires that basic labor standards apply to all workers, ... More


The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina

William Michael Schmidli

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451966
eISBN:
9780801469626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451966.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

During the first quarter-century of the Cold War, upholding human rights was rarely a priority in U.S. policy toward Latin America. Seeking to protect U.S. national security, American policymakers ... More


Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature since 1969

Laura E. Free

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450877
eISBN:
9780801464010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book explores the work of recent Jewish American writers, many of whom have taken unpopular stances on social issues, distancing themselves from the politics and public practice of ... More


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