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Writing Human RightsThe Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color$
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Crystal Parikh

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780816697069

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.001.0001

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“Come Almost Home”

“Come Almost Home”

The Impossible Subject of Human Rights

(p.85) 2 “Come Almost Home”
Writing Human Rights

Crystal Parikh

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter Two reads the novels A Gesture Life by Chang-rae Lee and Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn alongside the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in order to describe the seemingly impossible political subjects that might be granted standing, or the fundamental “right to have rights,” in a transnational human rights imaginary.

Keywords:   transnational American literature, feminist theory, queer theory, human rights, disability studies, U.S. writers of color, postcolonial studies, race studies, ethnic studies, citizenship

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