The Resource A culture of rights : law, literature, and Canada, Benjamin Authers

A culture of rights : law, literature, and Canada, Benjamin Authers

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A culture of rights : law, literature, and Canada
Title
A culture of rights
Title remainder
law, literature, and Canada
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Authers
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Authers, Benjamin
Dewey number
C810.9/3554
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS8101.L39
LC item number
A98 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legal literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • Human rights in literature
  • Civil rights in literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Canada.
  • Canada
  • Canadian literature (English)
  • Civil rights in literature
  • Human rights in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • Legal literature
  • Literature
  • Politics in literature
  • Canada
Label
A culture of rights : law, literature, and Canada, Benjamin Authers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii; 192 pages
Isbn
9781442631878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925497590
  • (OCoLC)ocn925497590
Label
A culture of rights : law, literature, and Canada, Benjamin Authers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii; 192 pages
Isbn
9781442631878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925497590
  • (OCoLC)ocn925497590

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