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Human rights and new horizons? thoughts towards a new juridical ontology

Grear, Anna 2018. Human rights and new horizons? thoughts towards a new juridical ontology. Science Technology and Human Values 43 (1) , pp. 129-145. 10.1177/0162243917736140

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Abstract

The much-lamented anthropocentrism of human rights is misleading. Human rights anthropocentrism is radically attenuated and reflects persistent patterns of intra- and inter-species injustice and binary subject-object relations inapt for 21st century crises and posthuman complexities. This article explores the possibility of re-imagining the “human” of human rights in the light of anti- and post-Cartesian analyses drawing—in particular—upon Merleau-Ponty and on new materialism. The article also seeks to re-imagine human rights themselves as responsibilized, injustice-sensitive claim-concepts emerging in the ‘midst of’ lively materialities and the uneven global dynamics of 21st century predicaments.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0162-2439
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 September 2017
Date of Acceptance: 10 September 2017
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 22:38
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/104524

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