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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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“A Globe within Him”

“A Globe within Him”

Security at the Borderline of War and Torture

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Writing Human Rights

Crystal Parikh

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter Three examines Susan Choi’s novel The Foreign Student and the UN Convention Against Torture together to educe a formulation of the “right to the security of person.” It demonstrates how the right to human security deconstructs the sovereign state authority by which war and torture “work over” the vulnerable body in pain.

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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