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Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies 2008, 54

Autor: Greg A. Mullins

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=478348692006


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Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies E-ISSN: 2175-8026 ilhadodesterro@gmail.com Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Brasil Mullins, Greg A. SUBJECTS OF RIGHTS IN ANOTHER CITY OF GOD: VIOLENCE, SEXUALITY, AND THE NORMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies, núm.
54, enero-junio, 2008, pp.
107-121 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Florianópolis, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=478348692006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Subjects of rights in another City of God .
107 SUBJECTS OF RIGHTS IN ANOTHER CITY OF GOD : VIOLENCE, SEXUALITY, AND THE NORMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS Greg A.
Mullins Evergreen College Abstract As the discourse of international human rights spreads and deepens in global and local political contexts, that discourse works by enunciating standards and norms.
But are standards and norms fair to non-normative persons? Do human rights frameworks disrespect the rights, for example, of sexual and gender dissidents such as lesbians, bisexuals, gay men, and transgender persons? The poems and short stories of Gil Cuadros place these questions on the table for our consideration.
This paper argues that Cuadros’ writing provides the imaginative force to think of human rights not in terms of normative subjectivity but rather as universal rights grounded in respect for the specific conditions of individual human experience. Keywords Keywords: literature;human rights;grupos não-normativos Sixty years ago, the newly-formed United Nations issued a collective statement of faith in the collective capacity of the international system of states to prevent war a...





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