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María Lugones's Work as a Human Rights Idea(l)
UF Law Faculty Publications
  • Berta E. Hernández-Truyol, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Mariana Ribeiro
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The work of Maria Lugones can be utilized to focus on the same ideas of human reality articulated in the human rights framework. She engages the complexity of humans -- the indivisibility of their identity components -- through her concepts of hybridity/multidimensionality. Similarly, Lugones captures the human need for self-determination -- a right embedded in the human rights framework -- in her work on autonomy, agency, and self-care. Finally, her quest for an antisubordination ideal, like the human rights mandate for equality and nondiscrimination, comes to life in her call for the recognition of and respect for the equality of cultures and her observations on hyphenated identities.
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Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol & Mariana Ribeiro, María Lugones's Work as a Human Rights Idea(l), 18 Berkeley La Raza L.J. 29 (2007), available at