Human Rights

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Challenge the Strong Wind

Canada and East Timor, 1975-99

UBC Press

Challenge the Strong Wind recounts the story of Canadian policy toward East Timor from the 1975 invasion to the 1999 vote for independence, demonstrating that historical accounts need to include both government and non-governmental perspectives.

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Beyond Testimony and Trauma

Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence

Edited by Steven High
UBC Press

By challenging the ways that survivors of mass violence are typically understood as either eyewitnesses to history or victims of it, the contributors to this volume ask us to go “beyond testimony” to embrace sustained listening and collaborative research design.

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The Face of Resistance

Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Fight for Freedom

Silkworm Books

The Face of Resistance demystifies the volatile state of contemporary Burmese politics and shows that, despite international accolades, Burma is far from free.

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Power, Democracy, and the Human Body

University of Washington Press

World-renowned scholars explore the definition and legitimacy of torture through multiple lenses: the boundaries of legitimate political violence; its effects on human and social bodies; visual and artistic representations; dehumanization; complicity and ethical boundaries.

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Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Democracy

Edited by Bertil Lintner
Silkworm Books

This book follows Burma's pro-democracy movement and Aung San Suu Kyi's prominent leadership role.

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Building New Pathways to Peace

University of Washington Press

Building New Pathways to Peace considers both old concepts of tolerance, shalom, and wa, and the relatively new concepts of human security, multiculturalism, and transnationalism, to elucidate impediments to and necessary conditions for actualizing peace.

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