The Flood of Rights

The Flood of Rights
Library Shelf Location 35.DISA
Publication Date 2017

It is difficult to imagine making claims for human rights without using images. For better or worse, images of protest, evidence, and assertion are the lingua franca of struggles for justice today. And they seem to come in a flood, more and more, day and night. But through which channels does the torrent pass? The Flood of Rights examines the pathways through which these images and ideas circulate-routes that do not merely enable, but actually shape human-rights claims and their conceptual background. What are the technologies and languages that structure the global distribution of humanism and universalism, and how do they leave their mark on these ideas themselves? Which narratives and imageries have proven easier to export and import, and whose interests are at stake in the configurations in question?

ISBN 9783956791406
Quantity 1
Pages 248p; 26.6 x 18.4 x 3.2 cm
Editors Thomas Keenan, Suhail Malik, Tirdad Zolghadr
Format Hardcover
Publishers LUMA Foundation, Sternberg Press, Berlin
Category Non-art books relating to BALTIC exhibitions
Keywords Human Rights, Disappearance at Sea
Language English

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