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Quilts and Human Rights offers a new understanding of the history of global human rights as seen through textiles of awareness and activism. Of all the textile forms linked to human rights activities, one form—the quilt—has proved an especially potent and popular form for individuals, working alone or as part of organized groups, to subversively or overtly act for human rights. Through a description of this activity over time and space, Quilts and Human Rights advances awareness of critical human rights issues: suffrage, race relations, civil wars, natural disasters, HIV/AIDs, and ethnic, sexual, and gender discrimination. Quilts and Human Rights pays tribute to the individuals who have used needle skills to ****** the conscience and encourage action against human rights violations.
Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Crafts + Hobbies, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Quilts + Quilting, Political Freedom + Security / Human Rights
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Author: Marsha MacDowell & Mary Worrall & Lynne Swanson & Beth Donaldson
Street Date: August 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-2726
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