Inhuman Conditions / Edition 1

Inhuman Conditions / Edition 1

by Pheng Cheah
     
 

Through an examination of debates about cosmopolitanism and human rights, Inhuman Conditions questions key ideas about what it means to be human. Cheah links influential arguments about the new cosmopolitanism to a perceptive examination of the older cosmopolitanism of Kant and Marx, and juxtaposes them with proliferating formations of collective culture toSee more details below

Overview

Through an examination of debates about cosmopolitanism and human rights, Inhuman Conditions questions key ideas about what it means to be human. Cheah links influential arguments about the new cosmopolitanism to a perceptive examination of the older cosmopolitanism of Kant and Marx, and juxtaposes them with proliferating formations of collective culture to reveal the flaws in claims about the imminent decline of the nation-state and the obsolescence of popular nationalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674023949
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Globalization and the Inhuman

I. Critique of Cosmopolitan Reason

1. The Cosmopolitical—Today

2. Postnational Light

3. Given Culture: Rethinking Cosmopolitical Freedom in Transnationalism

4. Chinese Cosmopolitanism in Two Senses and Postcolonial National Memory

II. Human Rights and the Inhuman

5. Posit(ion)ing Human Rights in the Current Global

Conjuncture

6. "Bringing into the Home a Stranger Far More Foreign":

Human Rights and the Global Trade in Domestic Labor

7. Humanity within the Field of Instrumentality

Notes

Index

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