How do narrative forms affect, and how are they affected by, the development and promotion of human rights? Richard Wilson’s and Lyndsey Stonebridge’s latest books offer new insights into this question, which is one of the most interesting, most frustrating, and most frequently asked questions about human rights in the humanities today. As analyses of the relationship between narrative and the promotion of human dignity, each book serves the same shared larger project, and each is valuable in its own right. But placed alongside one another, they are also an illuminating study in methodological opposition, revealing the wide range of research possibilities in interdisciplinary human rights scholarship, from painstaking history to elusive theory, from practical political and organizational interventions to the sometimes radical efforts of cultural reimagination.
Our latest issue is out! Featuring a dossier on global history and decolonization – from the air, in pharmaceuticals, seeing Dar-es-Salaam as a decolonial space, in the postcolonial career of D.N. Pritt, and African Liberation in 1970. Our issue also includes an essay on hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay and another on the “Unwilling or Unable” doctrine and its reproduction of racial capitalism.View entire issue >
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Human Rights, Revolutionary Humanitarianism, and African Liberation in 1970, from Meredith Terretta @MTerretta https://muse.jhu.edu/pub/56/article/902635
The Jurisprudence of Decolonization, from Rohit De @itihaasnaama