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Fictions of dignity : embodying human rights in world literature

Author: Elizabeth S Anker
Publisher: Ithaca ; London Cornell University Press 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First printing, Cornell PaperbacksView all editions and formats

Elizabeth S. Anker examines human rights in the narrative imagination and, in the process, makes a compelling case for literature as a uniquely valuable point of entry into theoretical discussions of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth S Anker
ISBN: 9780801451362 0801451361 9781501705588 150170558X
OCLC Number: 1004331834
Description: ix, 262 Seiten
Contents: Introduction: Constructs by Which We Live1. Bodily Integrity and Its Exclusions2. Embodying Human Rights: Toward a Phenomenology of Social Justice3. Constituting the Liberal Subject of Rights: Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children4. Women's Rights and the Lure of Self-Determination in Nawal El Saadawi's Woman at Point Zero5. J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace: The Rights of Desire and the Embodied Lives of Animals6. Arundhati Roy's "Return to the Things Themselves": Phenomenology and the Challenge of JusticeCoda: Small Places, Close to HomeNotesWorks CitedIndex
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"Fictions of Dignity is a distinctive contribution to the growing body of scholarship concerned with the relationship between human rights and novels." -- Emily Hogg * New Formations * "In her Read more...

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