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Unconditionally human?: decolonising human rights

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:37:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:37:12Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-17 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13574
dc.description.abstract Taylor [Modern social imaginaries (p. 12). Durham: Duke University Press, 2003], in a powerful discussion of the nature of social differentiation in modernity came to the conclusion that the modern order gives no ontological status to hierarchy or any particular structure of differentiation. The point Taylor sought to make is that where whole segments of our supposedly modern society remained outside of this social imaginary (ibid.), like the French peasantry late in the nineteenth century, or women in the family, today these ideas of hierarchy are being comprehensively challenged. Taylor's summing up of where the world is today in relation to where it had been just 50 years before is not uncritical. Large problems remain both in our social imaginaries and in our political practices. Challenges to both the conceptualisation and realisation of the expanding normative order continue to present themselves. Race, gender and disability are key examples. In this essay, using Jacques Derrida's ideas of hospitality, I engage critically with Critical Race Theory and Decoloniality to argue that they open up important new insights into the politics of human rights and the dominant universalisms which characterise this politics. There remain, however, blind spots in the ways they conceptualise what it means to be human. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject HUMAN RIGHTS en
dc.subject RACE en
dc.title Unconditionally human?: decolonising human rights en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Human rights literacy: future directions en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Roux, C. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Becker, A. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication London en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10749 en
dc.PageNumber 53-77 en
dc.outputnumber 9777 en
dc.bibliographictitle Soudien, C. (2019) Unconditionally human?: decolonising human rights. In: Roux, C. & Becker, A. (eds).<i>Human rights literacy: future directions</i>. London: Springer. 53-77. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Soudien, C. en

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