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Dignity Discourses in Struggles for Basic Legal Freedoms in China

Halliday, Terence C; Liu, Sida


How do dignity discourses shift the framing of struggles for basic legal freedoms? Based on our decade-long empirical research on lawyers and politics in China, we provide a theoretical intervention in a burgeoning socio-legal scholarship on dignity in this article. Drawing inductively from in-depth interviews, we find that a powerful current of dignity consciousness and sentiment, joined by an acute awareness of dignity harms, flows through the community of Chinese activist lawyers. Their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Journal of Law and Society
DOI: 10.1017/als.2020.40


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