The Transforming Power of Cultural Rights: A Promising Law and Humanities Approach

Author:   Helle Porsdam (University of Copenhagen)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781108427555


Pages:   264
Publication Date:   11 April 2019
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Author:   Helle Porsdam (University of Copenhagen)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.500kg
ISBN:  

9781108427555


ISBN 10:   1108427553
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   11 April 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. Law and humanities: a cultural rights perspective; 2. Television judge shows: rights talk and popular culture; Part II. Cultural Rights: 3. The queen of human rights: on the right to education and Malala Yousafzai, I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban; 4. The right to take part in cultural life: on cultural heritage, identity, and Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence; 5. The right to science: issues, challenges, and Pernille Rorth, Raw Data; 6. Copyright, patents, author's rights, and the right to culture and science; Part III. Connecting Main Themes and Arguments: 7. A global human rights priority: on gender and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.

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Advance praise: 'One reads this book with immense interest; it is original in its focus, current in its concerns, provocative in some of its approaches and at the same time shows very in-depth knowledge of the cultural, philosophical and legal aspects needed to understand the cultural rights and their dilemmas. Professor Helle Porsdam has written the work which we should all know in order to continue participating in the debate on cultural rights.' Mikel Mancisidor, Independent expert member of the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (2013-20) Advance praise: 'Porsdam has excellently succeeded in adding an innovative and highly valuable perspective to the debate on cultural rights. Connecting the vocabularies of human rights, law and humanities, she convincingly shows that cultural rights can provide a global discourse to address issues of identity, diversity, solidarity and inclusion. She ends her book with some pertinent issues for further study, which should encourage us all to tackle these, not in isolation, but in holistic and concerted ways.' Yvonne Donders, University of Amsterdam Advance praise: 'Exploring the interconnection between cultural rights, law and the humanities in depth, this book is an important milestone in overcoming the paucity of serious intellectual work on cultural rights. Addressing a wide array of issues, from television to education, from museums and literature to scientific pursuit, copyright and intellectual property, Porsdam shows how vital cultural rights are for better understanding and praxis in this complicated world of ours.' Farida Shaheed, former United Nations Special Rapporteur for cultural rights, Executive Director of Shirkat Gah, Women's Resource Centre in Pakistan


Advance praise: 'This book is original in its focus, current in its concerns, provocative in some of its approaches and at the same time shows very in-depth knowledge of the cultural, philosophical and legal aspects needed to understand the cultural rights and their dilemmas. Professor Helle Porsdam has written the work which we should all know in order to continue participating in the debate on cultural rights.' Mikel Mancisidor, Independent expert member of the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (2013-20) Advance praise: 'Porsdam has succeeded in adding an innovative perspective to the debate on cultural rights. Connecting the vocabularies of human rights, law and humanities, she convincingly shows that cultural rights can provide a global discourse to address issues of identity, diversity, solidarity and inclusion. She ends her book with some pertinent issues for further study, which should encourage us all to tackle these, not in isolation, but in holistic and concerted ways.' Yvonne Donders, University of Amsterdam Advance praise: 'Exploring the interconnection between cultural rights, law and the humanities, this book is an important milestone in overcoming the paucity of serious intellectual work on cultural rights. Addressing a wide array of issues, from television to education, from museums and literature to scientific pursuit, copyright and intellectual property, Porsdam shows how vital cultural rights are for better understanding and praxis in this complicated world of ours.' Farida Shaheed, former United Nations Special Rapporteur for cultural rights, Executive Director of Shirkat Gah, Women's Resource Centre in Pakistan Advance praise: 'An original and exciting approach for making understood the central place of cultural rights. Relying on TV shows, novels and other literary works, Porsdam, also a strong human rights analyst, convinces us that contemporary controversial issues can and should be addressed through the lens of cultural rights.' Mylene Bidault, Vice President of the Observatory of Diversity and Cultural Rights, Switzerland `One reads this book with immense interest; it is original in its focus, current in its concerns, provocative in some of its approaches and at the same time shows very in-depth knowledge of the cultural, philosophical and legal aspects needed to understand the cultural rights and their dilemmas. Professor Helle Porsdam has written the work which we should all know in order to continue participating in the debate on cultural rights.' Mikel Mancisidor, Independent expert member of the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (2013-20) `Porsdam has excellently succeeded in adding an innovative and highly valuable perspective to the debate on cultural rights. Connecting the vocabularies of human rights, law and humanities, she convincingly shows that cultural rights can provide a global discourse to address issues of identity, diversity, solidarity and inclusion. She ends her book with some pertinent issues for further study, which should encourage us all to tackle these, not in isolation, but in holistic and concerted ways.' Yvonne Donders, University of Amsterdam `Exploring the interconnection between cultural rights, law and the humanities in depth, this book is an important milestone in overcoming the paucity of serious intellectual work on cultural rights. Addressing a wide array of issues, from television to education, from museums and literature to scientific pursuit, copyright and intellectual property, Porsdam shows how vital cultural rights are for better understanding and praxis in this complicated world of ours.' Farida Shaheed, former United Nations Special Rapporteur for cultural rights, Executive Director of Shirkat Gah, Women's Resource Centre in Pakistan 'An original and exciting approach for making understood the central place of cultural rights. Relying on TV shows, novels and other literary works, Porsdam, also a strong human rights analyst, convinces us that contemporary controversial issues can and should be addressed through the lens of cultural rights.' Mylene Bidault, Vice President of the Observatory of Diversity and Cultural Rights, Switzerland


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Helle Porsdam is Professor of Law and Humanities and UNESCO Chair in Cultural Rights at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the author of Legally Speaking: Contemporary American Culture and the Law (1999) and From Civil to Human Rights: Dialogues in Law and Humanities in the United States and Europe (2009).

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