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dc.contributor.advisorMurray, David A. B.
dc.creatorMcFadyen, Nicole Diane
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-05T14:43:37Z
dc.date.available2019-03-05T14:43:37Z
dc.date.copyright2018-09-25
dc.date.issued2019-03-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/35811
dc.description.abstractGrounded in ethnographic research on the anti-trafficking and sex worker rights movements in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with additional insights gathered from the migrant worker rights movement, and rooted in activist anthropology research methodologies, this dissertation explores social movements, interactions within and between them, and how human rights frameworks are differentially imagined, produced, and interpreted by them. Drawing on the anthropologies of humanitarianism, ethics, and human rights, as well as the interdisciplinary scholarship on social movements and critical feminist anti-trafficking studies, social movements are conceptualized as ethical worlds wherein the individual ethical orientations and ideological beliefs of movement members contribute to the movements guiding framework, with implications for how tensions and conflict are navigated, the activities of movement members, and discursive and in-person encounters between different social movements. With implications for how human rights are conceptualized, deployed, and engaged with by both privileged and differentially marginalized populations in Canada, this dissertation identifies and unpacks the hierarchies of suffering and compassion that sustain them and presents a valuable theoretical framework for investigating the privileging of some over others.
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectEthics
dc.titleRights and Rescue: Ethical World Making in the Anti-Trafficking and Sex Worker Rights Movements in Canada
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineSocial Anthropology
dc.degree.namePhD - Doctor of Philosophy
dc.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.date.updated2019-03-05T14:43:37Z
dc.subject.keywordsAnthropology
dc.subject.keywordsHuman rights
dc.subject.keywordsSex work
dc.subject.keywordsProstitution
dc.subject.keywordsHuman trafficking
dc.subject.keywordsAnti-trafficking
dc.subject.keywordsSocial movements
dc.subject.keywordsMigrant worker rights
dc.subject.keywordsSex worker rights
dc.subject.keywordsHumanitarianism
dc.subject.keywordsEthics
dc.subject.keywordsWorld building
dc.subject.keywordsCanada
dc.subject.keywordsNationalism
dc.subject.keywordsSocial anthropology
dc.subject.keywordsMigration
dc.subject.keywordsFeminism
dc.subject.keywordsWomen's rights
dc.subject.keywordsGender equality
dc.subject.keywordsEthnography
dc.subject.keywordsActivism
dc.subject.keywordsEngaged anthropology
dc.subject.keywordsPublic anthropology
dc.subject.keywordsParticipatory action research
dc.subject.keywordsGender studies
dc.subject.keywordsImmigration


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