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The Resource Human Rights, Inc. : the world novel, narrative form, and international law, Joseph R. Slaughter

Human Rights, Inc. : the world novel, narrative form, and international law, Joseph R. Slaughter

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Human Rights, Inc. : the world novel, narrative form, and international law
Title
Human Rights, Inc.
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the world novel, narrative form, and international law
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Joseph R. Slaughter
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Language
eng
Summary
In this timely study of the historical, ideological, and formal interdependencies of the novel and human rights, Joseph Slaughter demonstrates that the twentieth-century rise of?world literature? and international human rights law are related phenomena. Slaughter argues that international law shares with the modern novel a particular conception of the human individual. The Bildungsroman, the novel of coming of age, fills out this image, offering a conceptual vocabulary, a humanist social vision, and a narrative grammar for what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and early literary theorists both call the free and full development of the human personality.Revising our received understanding of the relationship between law and literature, Slaughter suggests that this narrative form has acted as a cultural surrogate for the weak executive authority of international law, naturalizing the assumptions and conditions that make human rights appear commonsensical. As a kind of novelistic correlative to human rights law, the Bildungsroman has thus been doing some of the sociocultural work of enforcement that the law cannot do for itself. This analysis of the cultural work of law and of the social work of literature challenges traditional Eurocentric histories of both international law and the dissemination of the novel
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E7B
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Human Rights, Inc. : the world novel, narrative form, and international law, Joseph R. Slaughter
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Human Rights, Inc. : the world novel, narrative form, and international law, Joseph R. Slaughter
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt13x031j
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-417) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • Compulsory development : narrative self-sponsorship and the right to self-determination
  • ch. 5.
  • Clefs à roman : reading, writing, and international humanitarianism
  • Codicil : intimations of a human rights international : "the rights of man; or what are we (reading} for?"
  • Preamble :
  • the legibility of human rights
  • ch. 1.
  • Novel subjects and enabling fictions : the fomal articulation of international human rights law
  • ch. 2.
  • Becoming plots : human rights, the bildungsroman, and the novelization of citizenship
  • ch. 3.
  • Normalizing narrative forms of human rights : the (dys)function of the public sphere
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 435 pages)
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online
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9780823247264
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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remote

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