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By Michele Langfield, William Logan, Mairead Nic Craith

This theoretically cutting edge anthology investigates the troublesome linkages among maintaining cultural historical past, preserving cultural variety, defining and developing cultural citizenship, and imposing human rights. it's the first booklet to deal with the notions of cultural range, cultural background and human rights in a single quantity. background presents the root of humanity’s wealthy cultural range. whereas there's a huge literature dealing individually with cultural range, cultural historical past and human rights, this e-book is specific and has modern relevance in targeting the intersection among the 3 innovations. Cultural variety, historical past and Human Rights establishes a clean method that might curiosity scholars and practitioners alike and on which destiny paintings within the background box could continue.

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Glendon, Mary Ann (2001) A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, New York: Random House. Harvard Human Rights Program (1995) Economic and Social Rights and the Right to Health, Cambridge: Harvard Law School. Harvey, Ross (2007) ‘UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme,’ Library Trends 56: 259–74. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) (1997) Bringing Them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families, Sydney: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Crooke, E. (2000) Politics, Archaeology and the Creation of a National Museum in Ireland: An Expression of National Life, Dublin: Irish Academic Press. Intersecting concepts and practices 19 Davidson, P. (2004) ‘Museums and the Re-shaping of Memory,’ in G. ) Heritage, Museums and Galleries: an Introductory Reader, London and New York: Routledge. Eriksen, T. (1993) Ethnicity and Nationalism: Anthropological Perspectives, London: Pluto Press. Fenton, S. (1999) Ethnicity: Racism, Class and Culture, Basingstoke, New York: Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Human rights as heritage A human rights approach to cultural heritage indicates that human rights themselves should be understood as heritage. This already happens to a certain extent. For example, the Australian Memory of the World Register already lists some important documents in the struggle for recognition of human rights here in Australia: the manuscripts relating to the landmark Mabo case, decided by the High Court of Australia in 1992, which recognized Indigenous forms of title over land; and the Sorry Books, which record Australians’ reactions to the plight of the Stolen Generations of Indigenous people.

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