Author Archives: Mark Goodale

About Mark Goodale

Mark Goodale is professor of cultural and social anthropology at the University of Lausanne. The founding series editor of Stanford Studies in Human Rights, he is the author of Anthropology and Law: A Critical Introduction (NYU, 2017), Surrendering to Utopia: An Anthropology of Human Rights (Stanford, 2009), and Dilemmas of Modernity: Bolivian Encounters with Law and Liberalism (Stanford, 2008). In addition, he is the editor or coeditor of ten other volumes on human rights, anthropology, justice, Latin American society and politics, and methodology. He is currently working on a study of justice, ideology, and pluralism based on nine years of ethnographic research in Bolivia.

UNESCO and the United Nations Rights of Man Declaration: History, Historiography, Ideology

From the first months of 1947 up to October 1948, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) made a remarkable, and largely misunderstood, effort to directly shape the content of what became the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. Although this effort failed in its objectives, the work of UNESCO during this short time (about a year and a half) has been invested with a range of meanings and interpretations Continue reading → Continue reading →