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Community Of Rights - Rights Of Community

The Rights of Community

Community of Rights - Rights of Community enters into a dialogue with global communities about the meaning of being human and having rights.

This book makes an important contribution to the discussion about global human rights, and it should be on the shelves of advocates and activists everywhere.

-This book is a major contribution to a new discourse on the notion of rights in relation to community. [Roger Clark, former Secretary General of Amnesty International]

-This important book on the recovery of community rights shows how we lost our collective freedoms and how we can reclaim them. [Vandana Shiva, author]

-Stunning. [Upendra Baxi]


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Foreword by Upendra Baxi

Introduction

Section 1: ’All life being one life’: The ’Common’ Good, Rights, and the Meaning of Community

1. Preamble: The Parable of the Flute
2. Corporate Personhood and the Attack on the Commons
3. Distracted Community: Facebook and the Real of the Illusion
4. Particulated Community vs. Interconnected Communities: The Challenges of Viral Resistance
5. The Ends of Community: Rethinking the Commons
6. Community and Total War
7. Community and Meaning: The Problem of Relational Contingencies
8. Assumed Communities and Unavowable Communities
9. ’All life being one life:’ The Ethics of Encounter and ’Being-with’
10. The Unpossessed Community: Coyote’s Story

Section 2: ’None can survive unless all survive’: Community, Story, Land – Making the Connections

1. Indigeneity and Sacred Geographies Versus Imperialist Monoculture
2. The Law of the Land
3. Community Conflicts With the State
4. Revolutionary Community: The Case of Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers
5. Feeding the People / People Feeding Themselves
6. Earth As the Basis of Democracy / Democracy in Support of the Earth
7. Education and Development in an Ecology of Knowledges

Section 3: ’Freedom … to rise above a cruel planet’: The Paradox of Global Community – Neo-Colonialism Versus Evolving Ecologies

1. Story and Imagination: Some Contexts For Thinking Global Community
2. Diasporic and Fractured Communities: The Global Story of Liu Chunlan
3. State Surveillance and Policing Versus Community-based Conflict Resolution: The Global Story of Robert Dziekanski
4. ‘Thieving’ / Labouring Community: Scapegoating Untouchables
5. Communitarian Values and the Politics of Self-Sameness: Community At / Beyond the Borders
6. Concerted Community: Sun Ra’s Improvised / Improvising Communities and the Creative Commons
7. Revisionary Histories and Healing Stories

Section 4: ’Choice words set a seed in the child’: Event Horizons of the Possible and Kiviuq’s Story

1. Community Beyond Measure: ’Everything is one’
2. Coda: The Parable of Kiviuq

Works Cited

Index

342 pages | 6 x 9


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword by Upendra Baxi

Introduction

Section 1: ’All life being one life’: The ’Common’ Good, Rights, and the Meaning of Community

1. Preamble: The Parable of the Flute
2. Corporate Personhood and the Attack on the Commons
3. Distracted Community: Facebook and the Real of the Illusion
4. Particulated Community vs. Interconnected Communities: The Challenges of Viral Resistance
5. The Ends of Community: Rethinking the Commons
6. Community and Total War
7. Community and Meaning: The Problem of Relational Contingencies
8. Assumed Communities and Unavowable Communities
9. ’All life being one life:’ The Ethics of Encounter and ’Being-with’
10. The Unpossessed Community: Coyote’s Story

Section 2: ’None can survive unless all survive’: Community, Story, Land – Making the Connections

1. Indigeneity and Sacred Geographies Versus Imperialist Monoculture
2. The Law of the Land
3. Community Conflicts With the State
4. Revolutionary Community: The Case of Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers
5. Feeding the People / People Feeding Themselves
6. Earth As the Basis of Democracy / Democracy in Support of the Earth
7. Education and Development in an Ecology of Knowledges

Section 3: ’Freedom … to rise above a cruel planet’: The Paradox of Global Community – Neo-Colonialism Versus Evolving Ecologies

1. Story and Imagination: Some Contexts For Thinking Global Community
2. Diasporic and Fractured Communities: The Global Story of Liu Chunlan
3. State Surveillance and Policing Versus Community-based Conflict Resolution: The Global Story of Robert Dziekanski
4. ‘Thieving’ / Labouring Community: Scapegoating Untouchables
5. Communitarian Values and the Politics of Self-Sameness: Community At / Beyond the Borders
6. Concerted Community: Sun Ra’s Improvised / Improvising Communities and the Creative Commons
7. Revisionary Histories and Healing Stories

Section 4: ’Choice words set a seed in the child’: Event Horizons of the Possible and Kiviuq’s Story

1. Community Beyond Measure: ’Everything is one’
2. Coda: The Parable of Kiviuq

Works Cited

Index

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