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Vol 23 No 8 Aug/Sept 18

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Law and Humanities: A Cultural Rights Perspective


ISBN13: 9781108427555
To be Published: January 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00



Cultural rights promote cultural and scientific creativity. Transformative and empowering, they also enable the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, thereby working as atrocity prevention tools. The Transforming Power of Cultural Rights argues that this gives these rights a central role to play in promoting the full human personality and in realizing all other human rights. Looking at the work of the UN Special Rapporteurs in the Field of Cultural Rights as well as UNESCO's efforts, Helle Porsdam addresses the question of how a universal human rights agenda can include a dialogue that recognizes the importance of cultural diversity without sliding into cultural relativism. She argues that cultural rights offer a useful international arena and discourse in which to explain and negotiate cultural meanings when controversies arise. This places them at the center of human rights – and at the center of law and humanities.

  • Proposes cultural rights talk as an empowering tool
  • Offers an exploration of four core cultural rights
  • Transitions between literary and legal texts

Subjects:
Law and Society
Contents:
Introduction

Part I. Setting the Scene:
1. Law and Humanities: A Cultural Rights Perspective
2. Television Judge Shows: Rights Talk and Popular Culture

Part II. Cultural Rights:
3. The Queen of Human Rights: On the Right to Education and Malala Yousafzai, I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
4. The Right to Take Part in Cultural Life: On Cultural Heritage, Identity, and Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence
5. The Right to Science: Issues, Challenges, and Pernille Rørth, Raw Data
6. Copyright, Patents, Author's Rights, and the Right to Culture and Science

Part III. Connecting Main Themes and Arguments:
7. A Global Human Rights Priority: On Gender and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.