Black women and international law : deliberate interactions, movements and actions / edited by Jeremy I. Levitt, University of New Brunswick Law School.

Other Title:
Black Women & International Law
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
1 online resource (xx, 339 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
International law.
Women, Black -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Humanitarian law.
From Compton to Cairo, Bahia to Brixton, black women have been disproportionally affected by poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, discrimination and violence. Despite being one of the largest and geographically dispersed groups in the world, they are rarely referenced or considered as a subject of analysis in international law literature. Thus, it is vital that scholars refashion global discourse by re-conceptualizing international law and relations from their unique experiences and perspectives. This collection covers a broad range of topics and issues that examine the complex interactions - as subjects and objects - between black women and international law. The book critically explores the manifold relationship between them with a view toward highlighting the historic and contemporary ways in which they have influenced and been influenced by transnational law, doctrine, norms, jurisprudence, public policy, public discourse and global governance. It purports to unearth old law and fashion new paradigms born out of the experiences of black women.
Judge Gabrielle Kirk McDonald : a biographical note / Jeremy I. Levitt
Reflections on my journey for justice / Gabrielle Kirk McDonald
Part I. Leadership, human rights, and peacebuilding
Writing black women into political leadership : reflections, trends and contradictions / Carole Boyce-Davies
International human rights and black women : justice or just us? / Adrien Katherine Wing
African women and the gender equality regime in Africa : from patriarchy to parity / Fatou Kiné Camara
Law, peace-construction and women's rights in Africa : who will safeguard Abeena and Afia? / Jeremy I. Levitt
African women leaders and the advancement of peacebuilding in international law / Anna Spain
Part II. Black women's movements
African-American women on the world stage : the fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing / Linda Sheryl Greene
African descendant women and the global reparations movement / Adjoa A. Aiyetoro
The challenge of climate change and the contribution of African women to engendering international environmental law / Erika George
Part III. Feminine sovereignty
Black women and the development of international reproductive health norms / Judith A.M. Scully
Guest work as sex work : some preliminary thoughts on Margaret Radin and black women selling sex across borders / Eleanor Marie Lawrence Brown
Black female "things" in international law : a meditation on Saartjie Baartman and Truganini / Karen E. Bravo.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Levitt, Jeremy I., 1970- editor.
McDonald, Gabrielle Kirk, honouree, author.
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9781139108751 (ebook)
9781107021303 (hardback)
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