Who needs human rights? Cultural studies and public institutions
Creativity and academic activism : instituting cultural studies
Duke University Press ; Hong Kong University Press
Cultural Studies, human rights, ethics, modernity, transnational social movements, global legal apparatus
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.
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ISBN of the source publication: 9781932643206
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