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The Resource Spectacular rhetorics : human rights visions, recognitions, feminisms, Wendy S. Hesford

Spectacular rhetorics : human rights visions, recognitions, feminisms, Wendy S. Hesford

Label
Spectacular rhetorics : human rights visions, recognitions, feminisms
Title
Spectacular rhetorics
Title remainder
human rights visions, recognitions, feminisms
Statement of responsibility
Wendy S. Hesford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Spectacular Rhetorics is a rigorous analysis of the rhetorical frameworks and narratives that underlie human rights law, shape the process of cultural and legal recognition, and delimit public responses to violence and injustice. Integrating visual and textual criticism, Wendy S. Hesford scrutinizes 'spectacular rhetoric, ' the use of visual images and rhetoric to construct certain bodies, populations, and nations as victims and incorporate them into human rights discourses geared toward Westerners, chiefly Americans. Hesford presents a series of case studies critiquing the visual representations of human suffering in documentary films, photography, and theater. In each study, she analyzes works addressing a prominent contemporary human rights cause, such as torture and unlawful detention, ethnic genocide and rape as a means of warfare, migration and the trafficking of women and children, the global sex trade, and child labor. Through these studies, she demonstrates how spectacular rhetoric activates certain cultural and national narratives and social and political relations, consolidates identities through the politics of recognition, and configures material relations of power and difference to produce and, ultimately, to govern human rights subjects"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hesford, Wendy S
Dewey number
323
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.H474 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Next wave : new directions in women's studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Women's rights
Label
Spectacular rhetorics : human rights visions, recognitions, feminisms, Wendy S. Hesford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human rights visions and recognitions -- Staging terror spectacles -- Witnessing rape warfare : suspending the spectacle -- Global sex work, victim identities, and cybersexualities -- Spectacular childhoods : sentimentality and the politics of (in)visibility
Control code
692084766
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780822349334
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010049649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)692084766
Label
Spectacular rhetorics : human rights visions, recognitions, feminisms, Wendy S. Hesford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human rights visions and recognitions -- Staging terror spectacles -- Witnessing rape warfare : suspending the spectacle -- Global sex work, victim identities, and cybersexualities -- Spectacular childhoods : sentimentality and the politics of (in)visibility
Control code
692084766
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780822349334
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010049649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)692084766

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