The idea of a human rights museum
- edited by Karen Busby, Adam Muller, and Andrew Woolford.
- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada : University of Manitoba Press, 
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- ix, 371 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Human rights and social justice series ; 1.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-363).
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.
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- Human rights museum
- Human rights and social justice series, 2291-6024 ; 1
- Issued also in electronic format.
- 9780887557828 (paperback)
- 0887557821 (paperback)
- 9780887554711 (pdf)
- 9780887554698 (epub)
- 0887554717 (pdf.)
- 0887554695 (pub.)
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