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Necessary fictions: indigenous claims and the humanity of rights

Fitzpatrick, Peter (2010) Necessary fictions: indigenous claims and the humanity of rights. Journal of Postcolonial Writing 46 (5), pp. 446-456. ISSN 1744-9855.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2010.517045

Abstract

Indigenous right insistently challenges the surpassing arrogations of sovereign right. In so doing, it affirms dimensions of being-together denied or stunted in sovereign modes of political formation. This force of Indigenous right is amplified here through legal and literary instantiations. These, in turn, uncover the continuously created and fictional quality of rights, revealing them to be necessary fictions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Without abstract
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Indigenous rights, indigenous literatures, law, Mandela, fictions
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2011 15:19
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3195

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