Human Rights Discourse in a Global Network: Books beyond Borders


Lena Khor

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Format: EPUB

Page count: 294 pages

File size: 2.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Rather than viewing human rights as an immutable and ill-defined entity, Khor argues for the recognition of human rights as a social construct comprised of language and language use. Her case studies of Doctors Without Borders, Paul Rusesabagina and Hotel Rwanda, and Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost support a new theoretical framework based on a global discourse network of human rights that enables textual and human actors to increase their power as speaking subjects.