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The Idea of a Human Rights Museum

Karen Busby (editor) Adam Muller (editor)
Andrew Woolford (editor)
Karen Busby (Contributions by)

ISBN: 9780887557828

Publication Date: Sep 2015

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Examines the formation of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and situates the museum within the context of the international proliferation of such institutions. Sixteen essays consider the wider political, cultural and architectural contexts within which the museum physically and conceptually evolved.
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The Idea of a Human Rights Museum is the first book to examine the formation of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and to situate the museum within the context of the international proliferation of such institutions. Sixteen essays consider the wider political, cultural and architectural contexts within which the museum physically and conceptually evolved drawing comparisons between the CMHR and institutions elsewhere in the world that emphasize human rights and social justice.

This collection brings together authors from diverse fields - law, cultural studies, museum studies, sociology, history, political science, and literature - to critically assess the potentials and pitfalls of human rights education through ideas museums. Accessible, engaging, and informative, the collection's essays will encourage museum-goers to think more deeply about the content of human rights exhibits. The Idea of a Human Rights Museum is the first title in the University of Manitoba Press's Human Rights and Social Justice Series. This series publishes work that explores the quest for social justice and the basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled, including civil, political, economic, social, collective, and cultural rights.
Illustrations 22 illustration
Pages 336
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Sep 2015
Publisher University of Manitoba Press
Series Human Rights and Social Justice Series
Series Part 1
Subject/s Social & cultural history   Museums & museology   Human rights  
Karen Busby a professor of law and director of the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Adam Muller is an associate professor in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre at the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Andrew Woolford is professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba, Canada and the author of This Benevolent Experiment: Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in the United States and Canada.

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