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The mass appeal of human rights, Joel R. Pruce

Label
The mass appeal of human rights
Title
The mass appeal of human rights
Statement of responsibility
Joel R. Pruce
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book narrates the integration of consumer culture into transnational human rights advocacy and explores its political impact. By examining tactics that include benefit concerts, graphic imagery of suffering, and branded outreach campaigns, the book details the evolution of human rights into a mainstream moral cause. Drawing inspiration from the critical theory of the Frankfurt School, the author argues that these strategies are effective in attracting masses of supporters but weaken the viability of human rights by commodifying its practices. Consumer capitalism co-opts the public's moral awakening and transforms its desire for global engagement into components of a lifestyle expressed through market transactions and commercial relationships, rather than political commitments. Reclaiming human rights as a subversive idea can reconnect the practice of human rights with its principles and generate a movement bound to the radical spirit of human rights
Cataloging source
YDX
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Pruce, Joel R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Human rights interventions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Political sociology
Label
The mass appeal of human rights, Joel R. Pruce
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 180 pages
Isbn
9783319920740
Lccn
2018942208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032581026
Label
The mass appeal of human rights, Joel R. Pruce
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 180 pages
Isbn
9783319920740
Lccn
2018942208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032581026

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