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Cultural Rights and Justice

Sustainable Development, the Arts and the Body


About this book


This book provides an innovative contribution to the emerging field of culture and development through the lens of cultural rights, arguing in favour of a fruitful dialogue between human rights, development studies, critical cultural studies, and concerns about the protection and preservation of cultural diversity. It breaks with established approaches by introducing the themes of aesthetics, embodiment, narrative and peace studies into the field of culture and development, and in doing so, proposes both an expanded conception of cultural rights and a holistic vision of development that not only includes these elements in a central way, but which argues that genuine sustainability must include the cultural dimension, including the notion of cultural justice as recognition, protection and respect extended to the many expressions of human imagination in this world.


Rights, Development and Culture Cultural Values, Peace and Conflict ‘Culture and Development’ Debate Global Ethics and Multiculturalism Sustainability and Cultural Activism Holistic Development and Sustainable Futures Cultural Rights, Development and Sustainability. Narratives and Sustainable Futures Globalization and the Transnationalisation of Culture Cultural Rights, Business and the Ethics of Development

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  1. 1.O.P. Jindal Global UniversitySonipatIndia

About the authors

John Clammer is Professor of Sociology in the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities and in the Jindal Global Law School at O.P. Jindal Global University, India. He was previously Professor of Development Sociology at the United Nations University, Tokyo and prior to that Professor of Comparative Sociology at Sophia University, Tokyo. He has held titular positions at the University of Hull (U.K) and the National University of Singapore, and has held visiting positions at Oxford University, the University of Kent, Murdoch University and the Australian National University. He is the author of seventeen books, including the Palgrave Macmillan volume Cultures of Transition and Sustainability.

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