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The transforming power of cultural rights : a promising law and humanities approach / Helle Porsdam.

Author / Creator Porsdam, Helle, 1956- author.
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
©2019
Description v, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Language English
Subject Law and the humanities.
Human rights -- Philosophy.
Cultural policy.
Social rights.
LAW / General.
Cultural policy.
Human rights -- Philosophy.
Law and the humanities.
Social rights.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11892426
ISBN 9781108427555
1108427553
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Cultural rights constitute one of the most exciting new frontiers of human rights research and practice. Cultural rights are also the ultimate law and humanities topic. These are good enough reasons for making cultural rights the main focus of a book. But there are other reasons, too. Cultural rights are both transformative and empowering rights. They enable people to aspire to a better future for themselves, their families, and the society in which they live, and they play a key role in realizing all other human rights. Furthermore, they provide a much-needed discourse or common forum in which we can explore, negotiate, and come to new cross-cultural understandings. All of this is supremely important today, at a time when respect for cultural diversity is a key concern worldwide, and when migration and advances in technology are increasing the level of cultural exchange but also fostering cultural clashes and incompatibilities previously masked by distance"--

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