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An Aesthetics of Kin and the Rights of the Child

Crystal Parikh

in Writing Human Rights

Published by University of Minnesota Press

Published in print October 2017 | ISBN: 9780816697069
Published online May 2018 | e-ISBN: 9781452957678 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5749/minnesota/9780816697069.003.0007
An Aesthetics of Kin and the Rights of the Child

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The Conclusion describes how the construction of the child as a human rights subject in the Convention on the Rights of the Child insists upon a human right to family, which in turn animates an “aesthetics of kin” in minor literatures, such as Aimeee Phan’s short story collection We Should Never Meet.

Keywords: transnational American literature; feminist theory; queer theory; human rights; disability studies; U.S. writers of color; postcolonial studies; race studies; ethnic studies; citizenship

Chapter.  6202 words. 

Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates

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