Human Rights after Corporate Personhood: An Uneasy Merger?
Human Rights after Corporate Personhood offers a rich overview of current debates, and seeks to transcend the "outrage response" often found in public discourse and corporate legal theory. Through original and innovative analyses, the volume offers an alternative account of corporate juridical personality and its relation to the human, one that departs from accounts offered by public law. In addition, it explores opportunities for the application of legal personality to assist progressive projects, including, but not limited to, environmental justice, animal rights, and Indigenous land claims.
Presented accessibly for the benefit of non-specialist readers, the volume offers original arguments and draws on eclectic sources, from law and poetry to fiction and film. At the same time, it is firmly grounded in legal scholarship and, thus, serves as an essential reference for scholars, students, lawmakers, and anyone seeking a better understanding of the interface between corporations and the law in the twenty-first century.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 368 pages
- Illustrations: 22
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationJody Greene is associate vice provost for Teaching and Learning and professor of Literature, Feminist Studies, and the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Sharif Youssef is an assistant professor of English and Legal Studies at Ashoka University.
Table of contents
Corporate Persons, Revisited
Sharif Youssef and Jody Greene
Part I. Noble Households, Ignoble Subjects
1. The Corporation’s Neoliberal Soul?
2. Cosmopolitanism, Sovereignty, and the Problem of Corporate Personhood
3. Watched Over by Assemblages of Providential Grace
Part II. The Social Theory of the Corporation
4. From Public Sphere to Personalized Feed: Corporate Constitutional Rights and the Challenge to Popular
David Golumbia, and Frank Pasquale
5. Exceptionally Gifted: Corporate Exceptionalism and the Expropriation of Human Rights
Part III. Discipline and Guardianship
6. "Killing Corporations to Save Humans: How Corporate Personhood, Human Rights, and the Corporate Death Penalty Intersect"
7. Already Artificial: Legal Personality and Animal Rights
Part IV. Corporate Personification
8. The Livestock that Therefore We Are: Two Episodes from the Pre-History of Corporate Personhood
Scott R. MacKenzie
9. Immortal and Intangible? Corporate Metaphysics in Jacksonian America
Subjects and Courses