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Author Merry, Sally Engle, 1944- author.

Title The seductions of quantification : measuring human rights, gender violence, and sex trafficking / Sally Engle Merry.

Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.88082 MERR    DUE 08-09-19 +1 RECALLED
Physical description viii, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Series The Chicago series in law and society.
Chicago series in law and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-242) and index.
Contents A world of quantification -- Indicators as a technology of knowledge -- Measuring violence against women -- Categorizing violence against women : the cultural work of commensuration -- Measuring the unmeasurable : the US Trafficking in Persons Reports -- Knowledge effects and governance effects of the Trafficking in Persons Reports -- Human rights indicators : translating law into policy -- Conclusions.
Subject Women -- Violence against -- Research -- United States -- Methodology.
Human trafficking -- Research -- United States -- Methodology.
Women -- Violence against -- Data processing.
Human trafficking -- Data processing.
Quantitative research.
Social indicators.
Numerical analysis -- Data processing.
ISBN 9780226261140