Re: Relevance and Nothingness

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Mon, 5 Feb 1996 19:05:16 -0500

In a message dated 96-02-05 11:43:24 EST, jhs14@CORNELL.EDU (John H. Stevens,
Jr.) writes:

>why we don't have these sorts
>of discussions about, say, the politics of international peacekeeping, or
>(my new interest) the discourse and practice of international human rights
>law and NGOs, esp. in relations to indigenous peoples and other enveloped

I agree with much of what you said and although I started to post to John's
"Do we read what we write" I became far too swamped at work to give it the
serious attention it deserved, so rather than do it half assed, I chose to
pass it by. However, as I research the history of the political role of the
UN, WHO, UNICEF and NGO's with regards to female genital mutilation (FGM), I
too wonder why there are not more discussions along this line.

- Adrienne