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Creativity and Academic ActivismInstituting Cultural Studies$
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Meaghan Morris and Mette Hjort

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139392

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139392.001.0001

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Who Needs Human Rights?

Who Needs Human Rights?

Cultural Studies and Public Institutions

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(p.174) (p.175) 10 Who Needs Human Rights?
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Creativity and Academic Activism
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John Nguyet Erni

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139392.003.0012

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.

Keywords:   Cultural Studies, human rights, ethics, modernity, transnational social movements, global legal apparatus

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