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The Resource A culture of rights : law, literature, and Canada, Benjamin Authers, (electronic resource)

A culture of rights : law, literature, and Canada, Benjamin Authers, (electronic resource)

Label
A culture of rights : law, literature, and Canada
Title
A culture of rights
Title remainder
law, literature, and Canada
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Authers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "With the passage into law of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982, rights took on new legal, political, and social significance in Canada. In the decades following, Canadian jurisprudence has emphasised the importance of rights, determining their shape and asserting their centrality to legal ideas about what Canada represents. At the same time, an increasing number of Canadian novels have also engaged with the language of human rights and civil liberties, reflecting, like their counterparts in law, the possibilities of rights and the failure of their protection. In A Culture of Rights, Benjamin Authers reads novels by authors including Joy Kogawa, Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, and Jeanette Armstrong alongside legal texts and key constitutional rights cases, arguing for the need for a more complex, interdisciplinary understanding of the sources of rights in Canada and elsewhere. He suggests that, at present, even when rights are violated, popular insistence on Canada's rights-driven society remains. Despite the limited scope of our rights, and the deferral of more substantive rights protections to some projected, ideal Canada, we remain keen to promote ourselves as members of an entirely just society."--
  • "With the passage into law of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982, rights took on new legal, political, and social significance in Canada. In the decades following, Canadian jurisprudence has emphasised the importance of rights, determining their shape and asserting their centrality to legal ideas about what Canada represents. At the same time, an increasing number of Canadian novels have also engaged with the language of human rights and civil liberties, reflecting, like their counterparts in law, the possibilities of rights and the failure of their protection. In A Culture of Rights, Benjamin Authers reads novels by authors including Joy Kogawa, Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, and Jeanette Armstrong alongside legal texts and key constitutional rights cases, arguing for the need for a more complex, interdisciplinary understanding of the sources of rights in Canada and elsewhere. He suggests that, at present, even when rights are violated, popular insistence on Canada's rights-driven society remains. Despite the limited scope of our rights, and the deferral of more substantive rights protections to some projected, ideal Canada, we remain keen to promote ourselves as members of an entirely just society."--
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NLC
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1975-
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Authers, Benjamin James
Dewey number
C810.9/3554
LC call number
  • PR9189.7
  • PS8101.L39
LC item number
  • .A98 2016
  • A98 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canada.
  • Legal literature
  • Canadian fiction
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • Human rights in literature
  • Civil rights in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Canada
  • Canadian literature (English)
Label
A culture of rights : law, literature, and Canada, Benjamin Authers, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-181) and index
Contents
  • Introduction
  • "This is why redress matters" : rights and national belonging
  • Excessive rights : freedom of expression and analogies of harm
  • "Nothing but the pure, entire, and unblemished truth?" : trials, counter narratives, and legal rights
  • Allegory, interpretation, and equality rights
  • "We don't need anybody's constitution" : indigenous peoples and resistance to rights
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • "This is why redress matters" : rights and national belonging
  • Excessive rights : freedom of expression and analogies of harm
  • "Nothing but the pure, entire, and unblemished truth?" : trials, counter narratives, and legal rights
  • Allegory, interpretation, and equality rights
  • "We don't need anybody's constitution" : indigenous peoples and resistance to rights
  • Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001741492
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 192 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781442631878
Lccn
2016296846
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001741492
Label
A culture of rights : law, literature, and Canada, Benjamin Authers, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-181) and index
Contents
  • Introduction
  • "This is why redress matters" : rights and national belonging
  • Excessive rights : freedom of expression and analogies of harm
  • "Nothing but the pure, entire, and unblemished truth?" : trials, counter narratives, and legal rights
  • Allegory, interpretation, and equality rights
  • "We don't need anybody's constitution" : indigenous peoples and resistance to rights
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • "This is why redress matters" : rights and national belonging
  • Excessive rights : freedom of expression and analogies of harm
  • "Nothing but the pure, entire, and unblemished truth?" : trials, counter narratives, and legal rights
  • Allegory, interpretation, and equality rights
  • "We don't need anybody's constitution" : indigenous peoples and resistance to rights
  • Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001741492
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 192 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781442631878
Lccn
2016296846
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001741492

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