The Power of One on One: Human Libraries and the challenges of antiracism work

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Show simple item record Dreher, Tanja Mowbray, Jemima 2012-11-09T03:22:56Z 2012-12-15T02:59:43Z 2012-11-09T03:22:56Z 2012-12-15T02:59:43Z 2012
dc.identifier.isbn 9781863654265 (pbk.)
dc.identifier.issn 1834 2035 (Online)
dc.identifier.issn 1834 2027 (Print)
dc.identifier.other Book
dc.description.abstract This monograph is the first comprehensive and independent analysis of Human Libraries (formerly Living Libraries) in Australia. ‘Human Libraries’ refers to an innovative social inclusion community initiative developed in Europe that is increasingly being adopted by public libraries across Australia, and some community groups and government agencies. The monograph provides an overview of Human Library practices and identifies key challenges for policymakers and practitioners. It also contributes to scholarly debates on anti-racism work and on the benefits and limits of cross-cultural contact or dialogue within that work. The monograph documents the aims, history and key practices of Human Libraries in Australia, and provides discussion points for people involved. The emergence and development of Human Libraries is analysed with reference to ‘contact theory’ and the aim of addressing prejudice. The monograph also discusses the politics and ethics of comfort and safety negotiated in cross-cultural storytelling. While the research finds a strong ‘buzz’ and widespread enthusiasm for the Human Libraries project, the authors also suggest a need for critical reflection on key questions about the strategy and its implementation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher UTSePress
dc.relation.ispartofseries UTS Shopfront Monograph Series;No 7
dc.subject Human Libraries Australia--Case studies en_US
dc.subject Social interaction--Australia en_US
dc.subject Libraries and community en_US
dc.subject Anti-racism en_US
dc.title The Power of One on One: Human Libraries and the challenges of antiracism work en_US
dc.type Book en_US
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10

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