[Epub] ➤ Joyful Human Rights ➥ William Paul Simmons – Bluevapours.co.uk In popular legal and academic discourses the term human rights is now almost always discussed in relation to its opposite human rights abuses Syllabi textbooks and articles focus largely on victimizat In popular legal and academic discourses the term human rights is now almost always discussed in relation to its opposite human rights abuses Syllabi textbooks and articles focus largely on victimization and trauma with scarcely a mention of a positive dimension Joy especially is often discounted and disregarded William Paul Simmons asserts that there Joyful Human PDF/EPUB ² is a time and place and necessity in human rights work for being joyful Joyful Human Rights leads us to challenge human rights' foundations afresh Focusing on joy shifts the way we view victims perpetrators activists and martyrs; and mitigates our propensity to express paternalistic or heroic attitudes toward human rights victims Victims experience joy indeed it is often what sustains them and in many cases what best facilitates their recovery from trauma Instead of reducing individuals merely to victim status or the tragedies they have experienced human rights workers can help harmed individuals reclaim their full humanity which includes positive emotions such as joyA joy centered approach provides new insights into foundational human rights issues such as motivations of perpetrators trauma and survivorship the work of social movements and activists philosophical and historical origins of human rights and the politicization of human rights Many concepts rarely discussed in the field play important roles here including social erotics clowning dancing expressive arts therapy posttraumatic growth and the Buddhist terms metta loving kindness and mudita sympathetic joy Joyful Human Rights provides a new framework one based upon a comprehensive understanding of human experiences for theorizing and practicing a affirmative and robust notion of human rights.
- 304 pages
- Joyful Human Rights
- William Paul Simmons
- 08 October 2016 William Paul Simmons