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The Social Work of Narrative : Human Rights and the Cultural Imaginary.

Author: Gareth Griffiths; Philip Mead
Publisher: Stuttgart : Ibidem Press, 2016.
Series: Studies in world literature, 4.
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This book addresses the ways in which a range of representational forms have influenced and helped implement the project of human rights across the world, and seeks to show how public discourses on law and politics grow out of and are influenced by the imaginative representations of human rights. It draws on a multi-disciplinary approach, using historical, literary, anthropological, visual arts, and media studies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Griffiths, Gareth.
Social Work of Narrative : Human Rights and the Cultural Imaginary.
Stuttgart : Ibidem Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gareth Griffiths; Philip Mead
ISBN: 383826858X 3838208587 9783838208589 9783838268583
OCLC Number: 1023551259
Description: 1 online resource (409 pages)
Contents: Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction: Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?; Part 1: Narrative and Human Rights in the Contemporary Moment; Life, Story, Violence: What Narrative Doesnâ#x80;#x99;t Say; Writing Transgenderism and Human-Rights-with-a-Difference in Post-Apartheid South Africa; Human Rights After the Human Being per se: Narration and Numbers in Net-centric War; â#x80;#x9C;The massacre of our voicesâ#x80;#x9D;: Indigenous Rights and Narrative in Contemporary Australian Literature and Law; Ethnographic Collections, Indigenous Narratives, and Post-Colonial Rights in Australia. Contrary Narratives in Contemporary Chinese FictionHow to Kick Ass when Lifeâ#x80;#x99;s a Bitch: A Human Rights Bulletin from India; Bringing Literature to Rights: Asylum Seekers as Subjects of English; Part 2: Imaginative Representation and Human Rights; The Universal and the Local in MÅ©koma wa NgÅ©gÄ©â#x80;#x99;s Human Rights Novel Nairobi Heat; The Politics of Representation in Joe Saccoâ#x80;#x99;s Palestine; â#x80;#x9C;Pictures on the Wall, Music in the Airâ#x80;#x9D;: Popular Culture Forms, Human Rights Agitation and Fiction in Africa; On Show: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Cognitive Maps and Spatial Narratives: US Deportation Hearings and the Imaginative Cartographies of Forced Removalâ#x80;#x9C;Visual history at its best!â#x80;#x9D;: Visual Narrative and UNESCOâ#x80;#x99;s 1951 Human Rights Exhibition; Balancing the Quotidian and the Political: Beyond Empathy in Australian Multi-platform Refugee Narratives; Humanismâ#x80;#x99;s Pharmakon: Subalternity and Universality; Sovereignty of the Mind; Afterword; Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Studies in world literature, 4.

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This book addresses the ways in which a range of representational forms have influenced and helped implement the project of human rights across the world, and seeks to show how public discourses on law and politics grow out of and are influenced by the imaginative representations of human rights. It draws on a multi-disciplinary approach, using historical, literary, anthropological, visual arts, and media studies methods and readings, and covers a wider range of geographic areas than has previously been attempted. A series of specifically-commissioned essays by leading scholars in the field an.

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