Case Study- 500 words- Human Rights
|Question # 46788||Social Science||11 months ago|
This is a follow-on from a assessment task I completed earlier (i had to submit a plan for the outline of the topic- feedback from lecture is attached in order to complete this task).
Title: What does it mean to be ‘human’?
In lectures 1 and 2, and in the subsequent tutorials, you were introduced to “human rights” and its historical and philosophical foundations. Despite its intended universalism, “human rights” are only conferred upon those who are considered “human”. Historically not all people were considered human (ie 12.5 million Africans were enslaved as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust) which has implications for those deemed not-human, less-human, or the “other” — subject to “otherisation”, or “dehumanisation”.
- Drawing on the Religious/ Religion perspectives presented in the lecture from week 2, provide a brief outline of what constitutes (or has constituted) as being a ‘human’.
-begin with explaining how that philosophy/perspective conceptualises what it means to be “human”2. Explain what might be some implications in how others are treated in perceiving humanity in these ways.
-As part of your interrogation, you will need to explain how this conceptualisation of ‘human’ may contribute to how people are treated.3. Illustrate how this perspective(s) might include or exclude certain people when applying human rights.
-As part of your interrogation, you will need to explain how this conceptualisation of ‘human’ may contribute to HUMAN RIGHTS are applied.
***You are expected to use a minimum of 4 academic sources for this assessment. -----I have already provided the resources/references as part of the template attached, however, if you want to use your own then you can.
**You have to use one of the reference as: Frezzo, M 2015 Chapter 2: Classifying Human Rights, The Sociology of Human Rights, Cambridge: Polity Press.