Elizabeth S. Anker

Embodiment and Immigrant Rights in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful

Perhaps because of their immense, near universal promise, human rights discourses and norms have since their inception been fraught with paradox. Especially with reference to their more contemporary instantiations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other related agreements, critics have widely decried the many contradictions that trouble human rights and the mechanisms of their globalization. Some of these paradoxes ensue from the many legal and practical challenges of rights enforcement, or the need to lend force and actuality to the visionary scope and reach of human rights. Yet structural tensions and inconsistencies also comprise the ...

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