The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.

Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it will seek to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking.

States, Superheroes and Storytellers: Human Rights Through Comics and Graphic Novels

States, Superheroes and Storytellers: Human Rights Through Comics and Graphic Novels

States, superheroes and storytellers: Human rights through comics and graphic novels


Exposed as a young child, I came to realize that the Silver Surfer's story was an immensely tragic one (you might have seen him: thin guy, all silver, rides a surfboard through space). Here you have a being whose whole world is threatened with destruction and (s)he alone holds the key to the survival of their species. The threat is from none other than the world eater known as Galactus – a being who feeds itself by moving through the universe(s) eating worlds (most likely you have not seen him: a guy as big as the Empire State Building, wears a brown, funny hat). ...

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