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Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities

Language Rights

From Free Speech to Linguistic Governance

Authors: Pupavac, V.

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Exploring language rights politics in theoretical, historical and international context, this book brings together debates from law, sociolinguistics, international politics, and the history of ideas. The author argues that international language rights advocacy supports global governance of language and questions freedoms of speech and expression.

About the authors

VANESSA PUPAVAC is Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Nottingham, UK. She has a background in Slavonic languages and law, and previously worked as a translator for the United Nations. Vanessa's research encompasses international human rights, children's rights, linguistic rights, humanitarian and development politics.

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'Like a clear beacon in a murky sea of political defeatism and increasing governmental control, Vanessa Pupavac's wonderful book gives out an invigorating light. Historically informed and rigorously researched, Language Rights: From Free Speech to Linguistic Governance provides a singular critique of the human rights industry and its endeavours to speak for us, infantilise us, and protect us from ourselves. In providing a robust and wide-ranging libertarian defence of the freedoms of speech, Pupavac's book ranks as a modern classic. Written in a fluid and accessible style, Language Rights is highly recommended, not only for specialists or students, but for engaged and concerned citizens everywhere.' - Mark Duffield, Emeritus Professor, Global Insecurities Centre, University of Bristol and author of Global Governance and the New Wars and Development, Security and Unending War.

'In this exciting and essential new book Vanessa Pupavac builds on her earlier work on language rights politics and international therapeutic governance. She has written a wide-ranging, sophisticated and highly erudite defence of the classical values of freedom of speech, in the face of what she describes as forms of 'legal imperialism' antithetical to humanist emancipatory politics. Her passionate and controversial arguments will be required reading for students, scholars and policy-makers concerned with linguistic human rights.' Professor Bill Bowring, School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London, and the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, and author of Degradation of the International Legal Order?

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Contesting Human Rights, Language and Politics

    Pupavac, Vanessa

    Pages 1-23

  • The Rise of International Linguistic Human Rights and the Legal Governance of Politics

    Pupavac, Vanessa

    Pages 24-51

  • From Enlightenment Speech to Romantic National Languages

    Pupavac, Vanessa

    Pages 52-73

  • From Romantic Subjectivity to Post-Romantic Cultural Identities and Linguistic Adaptation

    Pupavac, Vanessa

    Pages 74-98

  • Righting Babel? Translation as Cultural Transfusion or Cultural Violence

    Pupavac, Vanessa

    Pages 99-119

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Rights
Book Subtitle
From Free Speech to Linguistic Governance
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28404-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137284044
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4086-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52033-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 317
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