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Human Rights Bibliography


Appiah, Kwame Anthony, and Martin Bunzi. Buying Freedom: The Ethics and Economics of Slave Redemption. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Aradau, Claudia. Rethinking Trafficking in Women: Politics out of Security. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Bales, Kevin. Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2012.

Bosworth, Mary and Jeanne Flavin. Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007.

Bertram, Eva, Morris Blachman, Kenneth Sharpe, and Peter Andreas. Drug War Politics: The Price of Denial.  Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1996.

Brennan, Denise. What’s Love Got to Do with It?: Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic. United States of America: Duke University Press Books, 2004.

Britton, Dana M. At Work in the Iron Cage: The Prison as Gendered Organization. New York: NYU, Press, 2003.

Brown, Phil. Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses and the Environmental Health Movement. Columbia University Press, 2007.

Brown, Wendy. States of Injury: Power and Freedom in Late Modernity. Princeton University Press, 1995.

Bullard, Robert, ed. The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2005.

Burton, Antoinette. Burdens of History: British Feminists, Indian Women, and Imperial Culture, 1865-1915. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

Carothers, Thomas. Aiding Democracy Abroad: The Learning Curve. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1999.

Carpenter, Ted Gallen. Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington’s Futile War on Drugs in Latin America. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2003.

Cheliotis, Leonidas K., ed. The Arts of Imprisonment: Control, Resistance and Empowerment. Ashgate, 2012.

Chesney-Lind, Meda, and Marc Mauer, eds. Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment. New York: New Press, 2003.

Colvin, Mark. Penitentiaries, Reformatories, and Chain Gangs: Social Theory and History of Punishment in the Nineteenth Century America. United States: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.

Conover, Ted. New Jack: Guarding Sing Sing. New York: Vintage Books, 2001.

Cox, Michael, G. John Ikenberry, and Takashi Inoquchi. American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Crocker, Chester A., Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds. Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, 2001.

Crown, Ben and Suresh K. Lodha. The Atlas of Global Inequalities. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2011.

Currie, Elliot. Crime and Punishment in America: Why the solution to America’s most stubborn social crisis have not worked—and what will. New York: Henry Holt and Company Inc., 1998.

Davis, Angela. Are Prison Obsolete? New York: Seven Stories, 2003.

Dewey, Susan. Hollow Bodies: Institutional Responses to Sex Trafficking in Armenia, Bosnia, and India. United States of America: Kumarian Press, 2008.

Doezema, Jo. Sex Slaves and Discourse Masters: The Construction of Trafficking. Zed Books, 2010.

Donnelly, Jack. International Human Rights (Dilemmas in World Politics). University of Denver: Westview Press, 2012.

Doyle, Michael. Ways of War and Peace: Realism, Liberalism, and Socialism. W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.

Dyson, Michael Eric. Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 2005.

Eggers, Dave. What is the What. United States of America: Vintage, 2007.

Flamm, Michael W. Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

Fleischer, Doris and Frienda Zames. The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press, 2011.

Foucault, Michael. Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Translated by Alan Sheridan. New York: Vintage Books.1995.

Gaber, I., & Willson, A. Dying for diamonds: The mainstream media and NGOs—A case study of Action Aid. In W. De Jong, M. Shaw, & N. Stammers (Eds.), Global activism, global media (pp. 95–99). London, UK: Pluto Press, 2005.

Gillespie, Wayne. Prisonization: Individual and Institutional Factors Affecting Inmate Conduct. El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2002.

Gobodo-Madikizela, Pumla. A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apartheid. Boston, MA: Mariner Books 2003.

Gottschalk, Marie. The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Gourevitch, Philip. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families. Picador, 2000.

Hallinan, Joseph T. Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation. New York: Random House, 2001. Print.

Herman, Edward & Chomsky, Noam. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. Pantheon Books: New York, NY, 1998 (Chapter 2, pp. 37-86)

Hssine, Victor, Robert Johnson, and Ania Dorbrzanska. The Crying Wall: And the Other Prison Stories. West Conshohocken, PA: Infinity & Willo Trees Press, 2005.

Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

Howard, Michael. The Causes of Wars: And Other Essays. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.

Hunt, Lynn. Inventing Human Rights: A History. W. W. Norton 7 Company, 2008.

Ignatieff, Michael and Amy Gutmann. Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry: (University Center for Human Values).  Edited by Kwame Anthony. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.

Jackson, George. Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson. New York: Bantam, 1970.

Kara, Siddharth. Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery, New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.

Keck and Sikkink (1998) Activists Beyond Borders Cornell, 1998. Introduction

Keen, David. The Economic Functions of Violence in Civil Wars: Adelphi Paper Series. Routledge,1998.

Kristof, Nicholas and Sheryl Wudunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. New York: Vintage Books, 2010.

Krog, Antjie. Country of my Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa. New York: Broadway Books, 1998.

Leder, Drew. The Soul Knows No Bars: Inmates Reflect on Life, Death and Hope. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publisher, 2000.

Levy, Jack S. “Theories of Interstate and Intrastate War: A Levels of Analysis Approach.” In Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict, eds. Chester A Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall. Washington: US Institute of Peace Press, (2001): 3-28.

Loescher, Gil.  Beyond Charity: International Cooperation and the Global Refugee Crisis. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Malarek, Victor. The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade. United States: Arcade Publishing, 2004.

Masters, Jarvis Jay. Finding freedom: Writings from Death Row. Junction City, CA: Padma Publishing, 1997.

Mazur, Laurie, ed. A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice, and the Environmental Challenge. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2009.

Middleton, Patrick. Healing our imprisoned minds: A People’s Guide to Hope and Freedom. West Conshohocken, PN: Infinity Publishing, 2004.

Nafziger, Wayne E., Frances Stewart, and Raimo Vayrynen, eds. War, Hunger, and Displacement: The Origins of Humanitarian Emergencies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Nell, Bernstein. All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated. New York: New Press, 2007.

Nussbaum, Martha C. Sex and Social Justice. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Pellow, David. Resisting Global Toxics: Transnational Movements for Environmental Justice. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2007.

Penttinen, Elina. Globalization, Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: Corporeal Politics. Routledge, 2010.

Petersilia, Joan. When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Power, Samantha. A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. New York: Perennial, 2002.

Provine, Doris Marie. Unequal under Law: Race in the War on Drugs. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2007.

Maguire, Peter. Facing Death in Cambodia. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

Mutua, N. “The Semiotics of Accessibility and the Cultural Construction of Disability.” In Rogers, L. et al (eds.) Semiotics & Dis/ability (2001): 103-116.

Ratner, Steven, Jason Abrams, and James Bischoff. Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law: Beyond the Nuremberg Legacy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Reiman, Jeffrey and Paul Leighton. Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice. Boston: Ally & Bacon, 2010.

Rhodes, Lorna A. Total Confinement: Madness and Reason in the Maximum Security Prison. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004.

Robertson, Geoffrey. Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice. New York: New Press, 2007.

Rosenberg, Tina. The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghost After Communism. New York: Vintage, 1996.

Samarasinghe, Vidyamali. Female Sex Trafficking in Asia: The Resilience of Patriarchy in a Changing World. New York: Routledge 2009.

Sen, Amartya. Development as Freedom.  New York: Anchor, 2000.

Stern, Vivien. A Sin Against The Future: Imprisonment in the World. Chicago, Northeastern University Press, 1998.

Stansell, Christine. The Feminist Promise: 1792 to Present. Modern Modern Library, 2011.

Talvi, Silja J. A. Women behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System. Emeryville, CA: Seal, 2007.

Tannenbaum, Judith. Disguised as a Poem: My years teaching poetry at San Quentin Prison. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2000.

Terry, Fiona. Condemned to Repeat? The Paradox of Humanitarian Action. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002.

Thunderhorse, Mahweeyeuh Ruth. Following the Footprints of a Stone Giant: The Life and Times of Iron Thunderhorse. West Conshohocken, PA: Infinity Publishing, 2007.

Michael, Tonry. The Future of Imprisonment.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Chesney-Lind, Meda and Marc Mauer, eds. Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequence of Mass Imprisonment. New York: The New Press, 2003.

Trounstine, Jean. Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Power of Drama in A Women’s Prison. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.

Urbain, Olivier ed. Music and Conflict Transformation: Harmonies and Dissonances in Geopolitics. London: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2008.

Useem, Bert and Anne Morrison Piehl. Prison State: The Challenge of Mass Incarceration. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Sylvester, Christine. Development Poetics. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political. Vol 25, No 3, pp. 335-451, 2000.

Van de Wall, Willem. The utilization of music in prisons and mental hospitals: Its application in the treatment and care of the morally and mentally afflicted. New York: National Bureau for the Advancement of Music, 1924.

Varynen, Raimo, E. Wayne Nafziger, and Frances Stewart, eds. War, Hunger, and Displacement: The Origins of Humanitarian Emergencies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

von Clausewitz, Carl. On War, Indexed Edition. Trans. Michael Eliot Howard and Peter Paret. NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989.

Walzer, Michael. Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

Western, Bruce. Punishment and Inequality in America. New York: Rusell Sage Foundation, 2007.

Wiesenthal, Simon. The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness. New York: Schocken Books, 1998.

Williams, Phil. Illegal Immigration and Commercial Sex: The New Slave Trade. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Williams, Rachel. Teaching the Arts Behind Bars. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2003.

Wright, Randall. In the Bonderlands: Learning to Teach in Prisons and Alternative Settings. California State University San Bernardino, 2006.


Bakker, Karen. “The ‘Commons’ Versus the ‘Commodity’: Alter-globalization, Anti- privatization and the Human Right to Water in the Global South.” Antipode 39, no. 3 (June 2007): 430–455.

Cecil, Dawn K. and Leitner, Jennifer L. “Unlocking the Gates: an Examination of MSNBC Investigates – Lockup.” The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 48, no. 2, (May 2009): 184– 199.

Cecil, Dawn K. and Leitner, Jennifer L. “Unlocking the Gates: an Examination of MSNBC Investigates – Lockup.” The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 48, no. 2, (May 2009): 184– 199.

Dubard, C. Annette and Mark W. Massing. “Trends in Emergency Medicaid Expenditures for Recent and Undocumented Immigrants.” JAMA vol. 297, no. 10 (March 14, 2007).

Dumond, Robert W. “The Impact of Prisoner Sexual Violence: Challenges of Implementing Public Law 108-79 the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003,” Journal of Legislation vol.32 no. 2(2006): 142-64.

Esbenshade, Jill. “Going Up Against the Global Economy: New Developments in the Anti- Sweatshops Movement.” Critical Sociology vol. 34, no. 3 (May 2008): 453- 470.

Hernández, David Manuel. “Pursuant to Deportation: Latinos and Immigration Detention.” Latinos vol. 6 (2008): 35-63.

Huyse, Luc. “Justice after Transition: On the Choices Successor Elites Make in Dealing with the Past.”LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY vol. 20 no.1 (Winter 1995): 51-78.

Joachim, Jutta. Framing issues and seizing opportunities.  The UN, NGOs, and Women’s Rights.  International Studies Quarterly 47, 247-74. 2003.

Lichtenstein, Alex. “Good Roads and Chain Gangs in the Progressive South: ‘the Negro convict is a slave,” The Journal of Southern History vol. 59 no. 1 (February 1993): 85-110.

Mackey, Eva Anthropology Today Vol 21 No 2, April 2005

Parens, E. and A. Asch. “Disability Rights Critique of Prenatal Genetic Testing: Reflections and Recommendations.” The Hastings Center Report vol. 29, no. 5 (September- October 1999): S1-S22.

Tritten, Larry. 2006. “Early Indian Prisoners of “The Rock”,‟ Native Peoples, vol. 19,  no. 4 (July/August): 68-70.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights. United Nations: New York, 2013.

Wacquant, Loic. “The Curious Eclipse of Prison Ethnography in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” Ethnography vol. 3, no. 4 (December 2002): 371-397.

Wade, Lisa (2011). Journalism, advocacy and the social construction of consensus. Media Culture Society 33:1166, 2011.

Webb, Alfred. “Symposium on Crime: The Sherborn Massachusetts Reformatory Prison for Women.” In Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Vol. X Part LXXVII (1896/97): 316-333.

Weinberg, Darin. “The Social Construction of non-Human Agency: The Case of Mental Disorder.” Social Problems vol. 44, no.2, (May 1997):217-234.