"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. Its sixteen essays consider the wider architectural, political, and cultural contexts within which the museum physically and conceptually evolved, and the comparisons they draw between the CMHR and institutions elsewhere in the world that emphasize human rights and social justice are particularly illuminating.
This collection brings together authors from diverse fields law, cultural studies, museum studies, sociology, history, political science, and English to critically assess the potentials and pitfalls of human rights education through ideas museums. Accessible, engaging, and informative, the collection s essays will encourage museumgoers to think more deeply about the content of human rights exhibits and their development.
"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."
The Idea of a Human Rights Museum
University of Manitoba Press
Human Rights & Social Justice Series
Education & Reference