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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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An Aesthetics of Kin and the Rights of the Child

An Aesthetics of Kin and the Rights of the Child

(p.227) Conclusion An Aesthetics of Kin and the Rights of the Child
Writing Human Rights

Crystal Parikh

University of Minnesota Press

The Conclusion describes how the construction of the child as a human rights subject in the Convention on the Rights of the Child insists upon a human right to family, which in turn animates an “aesthetics of kin” in minor literatures, such as Aimeee Phan’s short story collection We Should Never Meet.

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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