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UPC 9780226261287 The Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking (Paperback) 

 
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ISBN 9780226261287 - The Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking (Paperback)

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The Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking (Paperback)

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We live in a world where seemingly everything can be measured. We rely on indicators to translate social phenomena into simple, quantified terms, which in turn can be to guide individuals, organizations, and governments in establishing policy. Yet counting things requires finding a way to make them comparable. And in the process of translating the confusion of social life into neat categories, we inevitably strip it of context and meaning?and risk hiding or distorting as much as we reveal. With The Seductions of Quantification, leading legal anthropologist Sally Engle Merry investigates the techniques by which information is gathered and analyzed in the production of global indicator 9780226261287
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$25.00
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17618054
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9 780226 261287
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0226261287
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