Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

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Over the past fifty years, debates about human rights have assumed an increasingly prominent place in postcolonial literature and theory. Writers from Salman Rushdie to Nawal El Saadawi have used the novel to explore both the possibilities and challenges of enacting and protecting human rights, particularly in the Global South. In Fictions of Dignity, Elizabeth S. Anker shows how the dual enabling fictions of human dignity and bodily integrity contribute to an anxiety about the body that helps to explain many of the ...

Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature 2017, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9781501705588

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Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature 2012, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9780801451362

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