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Blumer, Nadine – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
Analysis of how histories of violence are represented and received in cultural institutions such as museums and memorials is frequently framed in terms of conflict and hierarchies or competitions of suffering. In this article the author proposes a framework that imagines the broader and interconnected networks in which museum narratives and ideas…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Museums, Networks, Guidelines
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Wodtke, Larissa – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
One only needs to look at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) logo, with its abstract outline of the CMHR building, to see the way in which the museum's architecture has come to stand for the CMHR's immaterial meanings and content. The CMHR's architecture becomes a material intersection of discourses of cosmopolitanism, human rights, and…
Descriptors: Architecture, Civil Rights, Museums, Foreign Countries
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Dean, Amber – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
Organizations like the Native Women's Association of Canada have been working tirelessly for well over a decade to draw attention to the scope of the problem of violence against Indigenous women, and by 2010 (the year in which federal funding for their research, education, and policy initiative on violence against Indigenous women and girls was…
Descriptors: Museums, Violence, Homicide, Females
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Failler, Angela – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
From atop the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), juts the Tower of Hope, a 23-story illuminated glass architectural feature meant to symbolize "the goal of the human-rights journey," namely, "hope for a changed world." The prominence of hope as an ideal is literally set in stone at the CMHR. Hope for the museum itself is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Civil Rights, Psychological Patterns
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Milne, Heather – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has been plagued by controversy since before its construction even began. Outcries regarding perceived oversights in the museum's programming and objections to the cost of construction, curatorial development, and staffing have erupted frequently in local media. Critical analyses of public responses to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Civil Rights, Neoliberalism
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Sharma, Karen – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
This article examines how the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) comes to invoke, realize, and mediate museum publics. The author writes that she is interested in how the museum's architecture, rhetoric, and governance framings imagine, and engage with the public. As Canada's newest national museum and the first to be built outside of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Civil Rights, Architecture
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Ready, Kathryn; Keshavjee, Serena – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
Education is the self-declared "heart" of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), already generating partnership projects and programs with such organizations as the Canadian Teachers' Federation, the Assembly of First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The CMHR has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Civil Rights, Masters Programs
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Pelletier, Julie – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
Author Julie Pelletier recently became part of a new committee at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR): the Indigenous Education Working Group (IEWG). The IEWG is a working group made up of Indigenous individuals with a background in indigenous education. The first project the IEWG undertook was assisting with the development of Indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Civil Rights, Ambiguity (Context)
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Joo, Hee-Jung Serenity – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
In the last two decades, the issue of comfort women--the women and girls who were forced into sex slavery for the Japanese army before and during WWII--has risen to global attention. Tens of thousands of comfort women (the average estimate is anywhere between 80,000 and 200,000) were confined at comfort stations managed by the Japanese Imperial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Civil Rights, Females
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Dhamoon, Rita Kaur; Hankivsky, Olena – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
In this commentary, the authors propose than an intersectionality perspective can transform understandings of the contentious content of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). The use of an intersectionality perspective starts from the position that such discourses as racialization, gendering, capitalism, and ableism are mutually…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Civil Rights, Social Discrimination