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Human Rights Consortium

Cover for Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope
Nancy Nicol, Adrian Jjuuko, Richard Lusimbo, Nick J. Mulé, Susan Ursel, Amar Wahab, Phyllis Waugh (eds)
August 20, 2018

Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope is an outcome of a five-year international collaboration among partners that share a common legacy of British colonial laws that criminalise same-sex intimacy and gender identity/expression. The project sought to facilitate learning from each other and to create outcomes that would advance knowledge and social justice. The project was unique, combining research and writing with participatory documentary filmmaking. This visionary politics infuses the pages of the anthology.

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Cover for Mapping Crisis: Participation, Datafication and Humanitarianism in the Age of Digital Mapping Mapping Crisis: Participation, Datafication and Humanitarianism in the Age of Digital Mapping
Doug Specht (ed)
September 14, 2020

The digital age has thrown questions of representation, participation and humanitarianism back to the fore, as machine learning, algorithms and big data centres take over the process of mapping the subjugated and subaltern. Since the rise of Google Earth in 2005, there has been an explosion in the use of mapping tools to quantify and assess the needs of those in crisis, including those affected by climate change and the wider neo-liberal agenda. Yet, while there has been a huge upsurge in the data produced around these issues, the representation of people remains questionable. Some have...

Cover for Natural Resource Development and Human Rights in Latin America: State and non-state actors in the promotion of and opposition to extractivism Natural Resource Development and Human Rights in Latin America: State and non-state actors in the promotion of and opposition to extractivism
Malayna Raftopoulos, Radosław Powęska (eds)
May 22, 2020

Contemporary development debates in Latin America are marked by the pursuit of economic growth, technological improvement and poverty reduction, and are overshadowed by growing concerns about the preservation of the environment and human rights. This collection’s multidisciplinary perspective links local, national, regional and transnational levels of inquiry into the interaction of state and non-state actors involved in promoting or opposing natural resource development. Taking this approach allows the book to contemplate the complex panorama of competing visions, concepts and...

Cover for Thou Shalt Forget: Indigenous Sovereignty, Resistance and the Production of Cultural Oblivion in Canada Thou Shalt Forget: Indigenous Sovereignty, Resistance and the Production of Cultural Oblivion in Canada
Pierrot Ross-Tremblay
June 26, 2020

What is 'cultural oblivion' and 'psychological colonialism', and how are they affecting the capacity of Indigenous Peoples in Canada to actively resist systematic and territorial oppression by the state?

Following a decade-long research project, this new book by Pierrot Ross-Tremblay examines the production of oblivion among his own community, the Essipiunnuat ['People of the Brook Shells River'] and the relationship between a colonial imperative to forget. The book illustrates how the 'cultural oblivion' of vulnerable minority communities is a critical human rights issue but...