Abstract

Abstract:

What do we (think we) speak about when we speak of Human Rights? Mostly, of the fate of the vulnerable Human-being in her beingness in the world. I suggest a different reason underpins the invention and operation of Human Rights: as a (post) colonial technology of subjectification, Human Rights operates to rationalize and regulate the global (b)ordering of differentiated subject-beingness: of license, containment and abandonment. Efforts to 'rescue' Human Rights for the human-subject therefore merely reinforce the adaptive operations of global governmentality to norm-alize and resettle the World. Against this I propose a return to an anti-colonial philosophical orientation of desubjectification.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1092-311X
Print ISSN
2572-6633
Pages
pp. 267-302
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-26
Open Access
No
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