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Human rights discourse in a global network : books beyond borders

Author: Lena Khor
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate Pub. Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rather than viewing human rights as an immutable and ill-defined entity, Khor argues for the recognition of human rights as a social construct comprised of language and language use. Her case studies of Doctors Without Borders, Paul Rusesabagina and Hotel Rwanda, and Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost support a new theoretical framework based on a global discourse network of human rights that enables textual and human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
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Khor, Lena.
Human rights discourse in a global network.
Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate Pub. Company, [2013]
(DLC) 2013003628
(OCoLC)832607318
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lena Khor
ISBN: 9781409431183 1409431185 9781299925045 1299925049
OCLC Number: 855022915
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Human Rights Discourse and its Global Network --
2. Human Rights Survivors as Multitude: Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda, and An Ordinary Man --
3. Human Rights Heroes/Humanitarian Saviors as Empire and Counter Empire: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), its Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, and Doctorswithoutborders.org --
4. Literal and Literary Bystanders as Multitude and the Common: Michael Ondaatje, Anil's Ghost, and its Critical Reception.
Responsibility: by Lena Khor Ashgate.

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