publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

The Humanities, Human Rights, and the Comparative Imagination

McClennen, Sophia A.;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2007 Journal: CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, volume 9 (eissn: 1481-4374, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Purdue University (bepress)
  • Country: United States
Abstract
In her paper "The Humanities, Human Rights, and the Comparative Imagination" Sophia A. McClennen argues that understanding the relationship between culture and human rights depends on humanist perspectives attentive to the relationship between storytelling and identity, mass culture and ideology, text and audience, critical thinking and engaged citizenship. After briefly considering how the divide between the humanities and human rights advocates developed and how it might best be overcome, she suggests that comparative cultural studies grounded in an ethical commitment to study the relationship between culture and society offers an indispensable perspective on ...
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free text keywords: Literature and Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Humanities, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Self, Comparative literature, Human rights, Storytelling, Humanism, Comparative cultural studies, Humanity, Arts and Humanities, Critical and Cultural Studies
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

The Humanities, Human Rights, and the Comparative Imagination

McClennen, Sophia A.;