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The Power of One on One

Human Libraries and the challenges of antiracism work
Tanja Dreher and Jemima Mowbray
978 1 8636542 6 5
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This book provides an overview of the innovative social inclusion initiatives known as human or living libraries. It is the first comprehensive and independent analysis of Human Libraries in Australia. The book provides an overview of Human Library practices and identifies key challenges for policymakers and practitioners while contributing to scholarly debates on anti-racism work and on the benefits and limits of cross-cultural contact or dialogue within that work.

This book is a part of the Shopfront Monograph series.


About the Authors: 

Tanja Dreher is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Wollongong, specialising in International Communications and media and multiculturalism. Her research focuses on the politics of listening in the context of media and multiculturalism, Indigenous sovereignties and feminisms and anti-racism. Dr Dreher was previously the Research Manager at the UTS Shopfront community engagement program.

Jemima Mowbray is a project officer for the Social and Political Change Group at UTS. Jemima's doctoral research at the University of Sydney was a history of women, development, and the colonial state in Papua New Guinea in the period 1945 to 1975. She is interested in feminist theory; memory and narrative; and gender and the colonial encounter in the Pacific.