Culture, Nationhood, and the Human Rights Ideal

28 Pages Posted: 4 Jul 2012

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Berta E. Hernández-Truyol

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Sharon E. Rush

University of Florida - Levin College of Law

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

This paper was written as a part of a Symposium on Culture, Nation, and LatCrit (Latina/o Communities and Critical Race) Theory and focuses on the concept of voice and silence. Part I locates the works in the axis of silence and power. Part II explores how critical theory and international human rights norms can be used to develop a methodology to analyze and detect the exclusion or silencing of voices. A paradigm is developed that, by internationalizing voice, serves as a useful tool to explore power-based silencing. In Part III, the article illustrates how the proposed paradigm can focus the issues of culture and nation in a way that encourages a non-essentialist, anti-subordination, inclusive personhood ideal.

Suggested Citation

Hernández-Truyol, Berta Esperanza and Rush, Sharon E., Culture, Nationhood, and the Human Rights Ideal (2000). Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 5, 2000; University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 33, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2097108

Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

Sharon E. Rush (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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