Title

Who needs human rights? Cultural studies and public institutions

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Creativity and academic activism : instituting cultural studies

Publication Date

1-1-2012

First Page

175

Last Page

190

Publisher

Duke University Press ; Hong Kong University Press

Keywords

Cultural Studies, human rights, ethics, modernity, transnational social movements, global legal apparatus

Abstract

The writer envisages a “relocation” of Cultural Studies in a closer relation to public institutions active in international struggles for social justice. By situating the discipline in relation to formalized “institutional rules of engagement” — in particular those of international human rights law — He envisages a metamorphosis of its worldly practice into one that perhaps invests as much in professional training and public participation as it does in critique.

DOI

10.5790/hongkong/9789888139392.003.0012

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2012 Hong Kong University Press. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781932643206

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Recommended Citation

Erni, J. N. (2012). Who needs human rights? Cultural studies and public institutions. In M. Morris & M. Hjort (Eds.), Creativity and academic activism: Instituting cultural studies (pp. 175-190). Durham: Duke University Press; Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. doi: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139392.003.0012

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