Spectacular Rhetorics

Spectacular Rhetorics[Download] ✤ Spectacular Rhetorics Author Wendy Hesford – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Spectacular Rhetorics is a rigorous analysis of the rhetorical frameworks and narratives that underlie human rights law shape the process of cultural and legal recognition and delimit public responses Spectacular Rhetorics is a rigorous analysis of the rhetorical frameworks and narratives that underlie human rights law shape the process of cultural and legal recognition and delimit public responses to violence and injustice Integrating visual and textual criticism Wendy S Hesford scrutinizes “spectacular rhetoric” the use of visual images and rhetoric to construct certain bodies populations and nations as victims and incorporate them into human rights discourses geared toward Westerners chiefly Americans Hesford presents a series of case studies critiuing the visual representations of human suffering in documentary films photography and theater In each study she analyzes works addressing a prominent contemporary human rights cause such as torture and unlawful detention ethnic genocide and rape as a means of warfare migration and the trafficking of women and children the global sex trade and child labor Through these studies she demonstrates how spectacular rhetoric activates certain cultural and national narratives and social and political relations consolidates identities through the politics of recognition and configures material relations of power and difference to produce and ultimately to govern human rights subjects. Hesford blends rhetorical analysis human rights and visual culture within a feminist framework to consider how spectacular visual representations of marginalized bodies function to support or deter international human rights policies Her analysis of documentary films that address human rights issuesconflicts is particularly valuable Hesford deploys a series of case studies to address visual representations of torture unlawful detention ethnic genocides rape warfare and human trafficking of women and children for prostitution and other economic exploitation That these studies demonstrate how spectacular rhetorics undergird cultural and national narratives in some instances presents a beacon with which we may examine how human rights discourses work or don't across differing cultural contexts So smart Excellent intertextual readings to think through current issues in human rights

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  • Paperback
  • 275 pages
  • Spectacular Rhetorics
  • Wendy Hesford
  • English
  • 02 February 2015
  • 9780822349518