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dc.contributor.authorda Silva, FC
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-06T09:49:49Z
dc.date.available2015-10-06T09:49:49Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Social Theory 2013, 16(4), 457-475. doi: 10.1177/1368431013484001
dc.identifier.issn1368-4310
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/251297
dc.description.abstract<jats:p>This article articulates a neo-pragmatist theory of human rights by drawing and expanding upon the American classical pragmatism of G.H. Mead. It characterizes this neo-pragmatist theory of rights by its anti-foundationalist, relational, fictive, and constitutive nature, and begins by providing a reconstruction of Mead’s social pragmatist approach to rights, a contribution systematically ignored by contemporary sociologists of rights. Next, it details the cost of this disciplinary oblivion by examining how much neo-pragmatism, critical theory, and legal consciousness studies have meanwhile gained by engaging with Mead’s work on rights. Finally, it discusses the contributions of this historical-theoretical exercise to the rapidly growing sociology of rights, and shows that by supplementing the neo-Meadian approach with a recent interpretation of Hobbes’s fictional theory of politics, there appear to be substantive gains in the empirical study of the origins, consequences, meaning, and denial of rights.</jats:p>
dc.description.sponsorshipThis paper was written as part of the research project ‘‘Broken Promises. The Political Origins of Socioeconomic Inequality in Portugal, 1960-2010’’ funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/CPJ-CPO/101290/2008).
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/
dc.subjectlegal consciousness
dc.subjectMead
dc.subjectpragmatism
dc.subjectrights
dc.titleOutline of a social theory of rights: A neo-pragmatist approach
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Sage via http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368431013484001
prism.endingPage475
prism.publicationDate2013
prism.publicationNameEuropean Journal of Social Theory
prism.startingPage457
prism.volume16
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/1368431013484001
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2013-04-12
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7137
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2013-04-12


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