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Human rights rituals: Masking neoliberalism and inequality, and marginalizing alternative world views

Larking, Emma


The role played by ritual in the field of human rights has not been widely remarked or analysed. Here I argue that the triumph of human rights as the predominant language for making social justice claims in the international sphere is partly attributable to the power of certain linguistic and embodied rituals. I suggest that these rituals veil the material factors at stake when human rights are invoked internationally, obscuring the relationship between neoliberalism, material inequality, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-05-29
Type: Journal article
Source: Canadian Journal of Law and Society
DOI: 10.1017/cls.2017.3
Access Rights: Open Access


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