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Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Crystal Parikh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780816697069
eISBN:
9781452957678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Human rights are usually understood to be that which Americans deliver unto others elsewhere, with little direct meaning for U.S. legal discourse, domestic political struggle, or American literary ... More


The U.S. Good Life, the UN World, and the Human Rights Record

Crystal Parikh

in Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780816697069
eISBN:
9781452957678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The Introduction of Writing Human Rights provides a historical overview of the international and domestic postwar contexts in which an international human rights regime was established, as it ... More


Other Humanities: The Bandung Spirit and the Right to Self-Determination

Crystal Parikh

in Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780816697069
eISBN:
9781452957678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Examining the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Chapter One tracks how, in the final years of the Cold War, authors such as Ernest Gaines and Maxine ... More


“Come Almost Home”: The Impossible Subject of Human Rights

Crystal Parikh

in Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780816697069
eISBN:
9781452957678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Two reads the novels A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee and Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn alongside the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in order to describe the seemingly impossible ... More


“A Globe within Him”: Security at the Borderline of War and Torture

Crystal Parikh

in Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780816697069
eISBN:
9781452957678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Three examines Susan Choi’s novel The Foreign Student and the UN Convention Against Torture together to educe a formulation of the “right to the security of person.” It demonstrates how the ... More


Regular Revolutions: The Feminist Travels of Human Rights

Crystal Parikh

in Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780816697069
eISBN:
9781452957678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Evincing a transnational feminist account of women’s revolutionary politics in the novels of Julia Alvarez, Chapter Four recasts what it means to posit “women’s rights as human rights,” especially ... More


Being Well: Minor Subjects and the Right to Health

Crystal Parikh

in Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780816697069
eISBN:
9781452957678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Considering the family romance and family saga as adapted in narrative fiction by Jhumpa Lahiri and Ana Castillo, in tandem with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Chapter ... More


An Aesthetics of Kin and the Rights of the Child

Crystal Parikh

in Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780816697069
eISBN:
9781452957678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The Conclusion describes how the construction of the child as a human rights subject in the Convention on the Rights of the Child insists upon a human right to family, which in turn animates an ... More


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