A Culture of Rights Law, Literature, and Canada

A Culture of Rights
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781442625792
  • Druk: 1
  • mei 2016
  • 208 pagina's
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With the passage into law of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982, rights took on new legal, political, and social significance in Canada. In the decades following, Canadian jurisprudence has emphasised the importance of rights, determining their shape and asserting their centrality to legal ideas about what Canada represents. At the same time, an increasing number of Canadian novels have also engaged with the language of human rights and civil liberties, reflecting, like their counterparts in law, the possibilities of rights and the failure of their protection. In A Culture of Rights, Benjamin Authers reads novels by authors including Joy Kogawa, Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, and Jeanette Armstrong alongside legal texts and key constitutional rights cases, arguing for the need for a more complex, interdisciplinary understanding of the sources of rights in Canada and elsewhere. He suggests that, at present, even when rights are violated, popular insistence on Canada's rights-driven society remains. Despite the limited scope of our rights, and the deferral of more substantive rights protections to some projected, ideal Canada, we remain keen to promote ourselves as members of an entirely just society.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
mei 2016
Afmetingen
22,9 x 15,2 x 1,7 cm
Aantal pagina's
208 pagina's
Illustraties
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Auteur
James Benjamin
Uitgever
University Of Toronto Press

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9781442625792

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Gewicht
300 g
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152 mm
Verpakking hoogte
13 mm
Verpakking lengte
229 mm

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