The Posthuman and Human Rights

Upendra Baxi

in Human Rights in a Posthuman World

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780198061762
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080212 | DOI:
The Posthuman and Human Rights

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This chapter discusses a full account of the variegated discourse of the posthuman, which is a recent discursive invention to the theory and practice of human rights. It attempts to understand the posthuman through a redressal of several orders of reading deficits. The latter part of the chapter looks at the apocalyptic constructions of the ‘posthuman’, the benign posthuman, and the situated emancipator discourse.

Keywords: variegated discourse; posthuman; reading deficits; apocalyptic constructions; benign posthuman; situated emancipator discourse; human rights

Chapter.  15007 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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