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The History of Human Rights: The Big Bang of an Emerging Field or Flash in the Pan?

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  • Ballinger Pamela

    (University of Michigan)

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This article explores the emerging historiography of human rights. After reviewing the current emphasis in the literature on the origins of human rights, the essay inquires into possible futures of this nascent historical field. What might scholarly interest in more unified frames of knowledge that bridge the natural and the cultural realms mean for future historiographies of human rights?

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  • Ballinger Pamela, 2012. "The History of Human Rights: The Big Bang of an Emerging Field or Flash in the Pan?," New Global Studies, De Gruyter, vol. 6(3), pages 1-20, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:nglost:v:6:y:2012:i:3:p:20:n:5
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