In this thought-provoking book, a diverse range of educators, activists, academics, and community advocates provide theoretical and practical ways of activating our knowledge and understanding of how to build a human rights culture.
Addressing approaches and applications to human rights within current socio-cultural, political, socio-legal, environmental, educational, and global contexts, these chapters explore tensions, contradictions, and complexities within human rights education. The book establishes cultural and educational practices as intrinsically linked to human rights consciousness and social justice, showing how signature pedagogies used by human rights practitioners can be intellectual, creative, or a combination of both. Across three sections, the book discusses ways of bringing about holistic, relevant, and compelling approaches for challenging and understanding structures of power, which have become a global system, while also suggesting a move from abstract human rights principles, declarations, and instruments to meaningful changes that do not dehumanise and distance us from intrinsic and extrinsic oppressions, denial of identity and community, and other forms of human rights abuse.
Offering new critical cultural studies approaches on how a human rights consciousness arises and is practised, this book will be of great interest to scholars and students of cultural studies, education studies, critical sociology, human rights education, and human rights studies.
Foreword by Gerard Goggin: Imagining and Enacting Hopeful Futures in Human Rights Education; 1. The Pedagogies of Human Rights: in truthfulness, what should be done?; Section I: Contexts; 2. Context-Centred Decolonial Pedagogy for Human Rights Education in Africa; 3. Human Rights Pedagogy in Context: Critical Indigenous Studies; 4. “Here We are Equal”: Refugee-Run Schools as a Vehicle for Human Rights Pedagogy; 5. The Pedagogics of Disability–Indigenous Intersectionalities in the Age of Austerity; 6. Pedagogies of Resistance for Challenging Islamophobia; Section II: Perspectives; 7. A Pedagogy of Dissent for Human Rights Education; 8. Collective Work with People Seeking Asylum: Pedagogical Encounters and the Role of the Human Rights Academic; 9. Other Echoes in the Garden: Human Rights, Peripheral Vision and Ghosts; 10. Centring and Decentring the ‘Human’ in Human Rights Pedagogy; 11. Human Rights Film Festivals: More than Witnessing; Section III: Practices; 12. Cultivating Human Connection in the Everyday: A Practical Model for Solidarity; 13. Educating the Heart: A Journey into Teaching First Nations Human Rights; 14. Student Approaches to Learning in Human Rights Education: Supporting Deep and Transformative Learning in Postgraduate Peace and Conflict Studies; 15. Online Refugee Advocacy Campaigns in Australia: Approaches to Care and an Affective Human Rights Pedagogy; 16. Mainstreaming Accessible Digital Technologies in Higher Education: A Human Rights Approach to Disability Inclusion; 17. Roundtable: Connection, Community and Context; Index