Human Rights as Paradox and Equivocation in Contexts of Adivasi 1 (original dweller) Dispossession in India

  title={Human Rights as Paradox and Equivocation in Contexts of Adivasi 1 (original dweller) Dispossession in India},
  author={Dipanwita Kapoor},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  pages={404 - 420}
  • D. Kapoor
  • Published 8 May 2012
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies
This paper advances the proposition that a dialectical appreciation of the politics of state-institutionalized human rights in colonial and neoliberal hegemonic (imperial) contexts helps to shed light on why Adivasi facing development displacement and dispossession are unlikely to advance their political and existential interests through recourse to an estatized human rights mechanism embedded in global and national political and economic structures imbricated in the historical projects of… 

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