Comparing detailed case studies within the us and uk kate nash explores how cultural politics is crucial to the realization of human rights ideals and what impact the cultural politics of human rights is having on state transformation today. It is only through cultural politics that human rights may become more than abstract moral ideals protecting human beings from state violence and advancing protection from starvation and the social destruction of poverty. The cultural politics of human rights disrupts taken for granted norms of national political life human rights activists imagine practical deconstruction of the distinction between citizens and noncitizens through which national states have been constituted. Using an innovative methodology this book maps the emergent intermestic human rights field within the us and uk in order to investigate detailed case studies of the cultural politics of human . Get this from a library the cultural politics of human rights comparing the us and uk kate nash explores how crucial cultural politics is to the realization of human rights ideals
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