Human rights and the reinvention of freedom / Nick Stevenson.Series: (Routledge studies in global and transnational politics series)Publication details: London : Routledge , 2017 Description: 169 p. ; ; 24 cmISBN: 9781138823099 (hardback)Subject(s): Derechos humanos | Libertad
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : human rights and freedom -- Human rights, freedom and humanity -- Human rights and the cosmopolitan imagination : questions of human dignity and cultural identity -- The "making" and "doing" of global civil society : E.P.Thompson and cosmopolitanism -- The human right to schooling (or education) in the age of global neoliberalism -- Jazz as cultural modernity : consumerism, neoliberalism and cosmopolitan freedom -- Human rights and documentary cinema : a democratic pedagogic practice in the time of globalisation -- Human rights, post-capitalism and the right to be human : the rise of the commons -- Conclusion : the human right to be human.
This volume seeks to propose a reinvention of freedom under contemporary conditions of globalization, cross-border mobility, and neo-liberal dominance. There are currently two predominant myths circulating about freedom. The first is that in a global age growing numbers of citizens are less concerned with freedom than they are with security. Secondly, there is the presumption that freedom only refers to market freedom and consumerism, implying that the ideas of choice and consumption are interchangeable with ideas of freedom