Fictions of dignity embodying human rights in world literature /

Main Author: Anker, Elizabeth S. 1973-
Corporate Authors: ebrary, Inc.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : constructs by which we live
  • Bodily integrity and its exclusions
  • Embodying human rights : toward a phenomenology of social justice
  • Constituting the liberal subject of rights : Salman Rushdie's Midnight's children
  • Women's rights and the lure of self-determination in Nawal el Saadawi's Woman at point zero
  • J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace : the rights of desire and the embodied lives of animals
  • Arundhati Roy's "return to the things themselves" : phenomenology and the challenge of justice
  • Coda : small places, close to home.