January 2018 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color Crystal Parikh

Paperback | Jan 2018 | University of Minnesota Press | 9780816697069 | 344pp | 216x140mm | RFB

Crystal Parikh contends that unlike humanitarianism, which views its objects as victims, human rights provide avenues for the creation of political subjects. Affiliating transnational works of American literature with decolonization, socialist, and other political struggles in the global south, she illuminates a human rights critique of idealized American rights and freedoms that have been globalized in the twenty-first century.