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Author Kurz, Katja.

Title Narrating Contested Lives : the Aesthetics of Life Writing in Human Rights Campaigns
Published Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (282 pages)
Series American Studies - A Monograph Series ; v. 252
American Studies - A Monograph Series
Contents Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Human Rights Advocacy, Empathy, and Aesthetics; 1.1 Interdisciplinary Spaces: Law and Literature; 1.2 Human Rights, Life Writing, and Genres of Testimony; 1.3 Empathy, Cultural Politics of Affect, and Coauthorship; 1.4 Methodology and Approach; 2 Women's Rights and Sexuality at the Crossroads; 2.1 Self-Exposure within the Spectacle of Mutilation; 2.2 FGM in Light of Dirie's Discourse on Beauty; 2.3 Korn's Cultural Mediation in the Context of Migration; 2.4 The Medicalization of Women's Rights; 3 Children's Rights during Armed Conflict
3.1 Children as Victims or Agents: Culpability3.2 Beah's Advocacy in the Context of Consumerism; 3.3 Jal's Hip Hop Music and the Gospel of Rights; 3.4 Child Soldiers as New Heroes of Pop Culture; 4 Human Trafficking and Crimes against Minorities; 4.1 From Victimhood to Spectacular Survival; 4.2 Fashion and Mam's Abolition of Sex Slavery; 4.3 Bashir's Reluctant Advocacy for Darfur; 4.4 Celebrity Activism within Geopolitical Agendas; Conclusion; List of Figures; List of Works Cited
Summary Within the nascent field of interdisciplinary human rights studies, this volume explores activist autobiographies as collaborative projects within the context of human rights campaigns. It sheds light upon the intricate relationship between the aesthetics of generic framing and the ethics of discursive representation for stakeholder mobilization. Special attention is given to the geopolitical nexus that affects the collaboration between activists, co-authors, and corporate sponsors. 'Narrating Contested Lives' analyzes U.S. based campaigns on women's, children's, and minority rights led by W
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Subject Human rights advocacy -- 21st century
Human rights advocacy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3825374645