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Gay Humanism And Higher Education

Subtitle: A Rights Based Approach

Authored By: Melville Alexander Thomas

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789389110883

Year of Publication: 2019

Pages: 134

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Sociology

Price in Rs. 560.00

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Book Description

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About the Book


Gay Humanism links traditional humanities disciplines, such as history, law, literature and jurisprudence with emerging disciplinary fields, such as cultural studies and gay and lesbian studies, to assert a new gay humanism for educators. The human rights topics will include questions that are currently being debated nationally and internationally as well as barriers to gay peoples’ human dignity.The book encourages interested students, academics, legal professionals and policy makers to tackle the questions of how domestic law can reflect international human rights law and standards for the benefit of LGBTIQ people in the post-AIDS world. A trans-disciplinary focus as developed in this book to compliment established disciplines such as law, history, literature and psychologymay lead to a fundamental change in higher education in the future, where lesbian and gay world-views are elevated to an equal footing with the dominant learning culture and not marginalized by centuries-long unquestioned assumptions oftraditional educational discourses.

About the Author


Melville Alexander Thomas, BA, LLB LLM
Assistant Professor, School of Indigenous Studies, The University of Western Australia


Professor Melville Thomas graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts (History) and a Bachelor of Laws in 1996 and a Master of Laws by Research in 2002 on the human rights foundation of international law. At the School of Indigenous Studies, at the University of Western Australia, Melville has taken on the Co-ordination of the Aboriginal Pre-Law Program (2009-2011); coordination of the Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Legal Studies (2013-2016); has acted as the School’s Associate Dean of Research. Currently, Melville is the Program Coordinator of the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage Major where he also teaches two units: Aboriginal Encounters: Strangers in our backyard a first year unit with 250 students and Indigenous Peoples and Global Issues, a third year unit. Melville also supervises Masters’ dissertation students.In 2009 Melville was joint recipient with Professors Milroy, Bartlett and Morgan of the national Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education in Australia.