Who needs human rights? Cultural studies and public institutions

John Nguyet ERNI

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The writer envisages a “relocation” of Cultural Studies in a closer relation to public institutions active in international struggles for social justice. By situating the discipline in relation to formalized “institutional rules of engagement” — in particular those of international human rights law — He envisages a metamorphosis of its worldly practice into one that perhaps invests as much in professional training and public participation as it does in critique.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreativity and academic activism : instituting cultural studies
PublisherDuke University Press; Hong Kong University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781932643206
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Cultural Studies
  • ethics
  • global legal apparatus
  • human rights
  • modernity
  • transnational social movements


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