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Decolonizing Employment

Aboriginal Inclusion in Canada's Labour Market

contributions by Karen Busby, Adam Muller, Andrew Woolford, Jennifer Carter, Clint Curle, Angela Failler, Helen Fallding, Jodi Giesbrecht, Amanda Grzyb, George Jacob, Stephen Jaeger, Dirk Moses, Jorge Nallim, Ken Norman, Armando Perla, David Petrasek, Ruth Phillips, Christopher Powell, Mary Reid, Roger Simon & Struan Sinclair

University of Manitoba Press
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Sep 2015
Indigenous Studies, Vocational, Training
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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.

About the authors

Karen Busby is a professor of law and the director of the Centre for Human Rights Research at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on laws relating to sex, gender, and sexuality including sexual assault, sexual expression, sex work, wife abuse, and assisted reproduction. Throughout her thirty-year career as an academic, Busby has also worked with various litigation and law reform projects with organizations seeking national equality.

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Adam Muller is an associate professor of English at the University of Manitoba. His specializations include literary theory, analytic aesthetics, film theory and criticism, and cultural studies.

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Andrew Woolford is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. He is author of Between Justice and Certainty: Treaty Making in British Columbia (2005) and co-author of Informal Reckonings: Con-flict Resolution in Mediation, Restorative Justice, and Reparations (with R.S. Ratner, 2008).


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Jennifer Carter, PhD, is Professor of new museologies, intangible heritage, and cultural objects in the Department of Art History at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM).


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Angela Failler is Canada Research Chair in Culture and Public Memory, and Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg.

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Ken Norman is a professor of Law at the University of Saskatchewan.


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Christopher Powell is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba.

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Mary Reid is Curator of Contemporary Art and Photography at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. She is the author of numerous articles, catalogues, and books, including a book about Wanda Koop, On the Edge of Experience, published in 2010 by the National Gallery of Canada and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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