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Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374602-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7460-2
... the humanitarian imperialism of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) as based on “affective facts” (Massumi) and a new body politic of “feeling political together” (Berlant). It tracks how literacy has become a major humanitarian target and a national campaign to redress (purported...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-043
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... Mariella Pandolfi s call for critical analyses of the power dynamics and discourses that emerge from and structure zones of humanitarian- military intervention as states of exception, in which foreign military and humanitarian actors attempt to implement local transfor- mation according to utopic...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375364-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7536-4
.... Humanitarian aid and the need to help, too, have often been belittled as apolitical, mere window dressing, in relation to “real politics” and the realpolitik of corporate and imperial interests. Such reductive understandings of “the political” and “the real” disable more nuanced, powerful conceptual...
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005346-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0534-6
... legitimate commerce and government both at home and abroad. . . . Indeed, in the humanitarian politics of the British Empire, no issue was of greater importance than labor. 55 In other words, new imperial logics of domination needed to operate through the grammar of free labor. The mere existence of a wage...
Published: 20 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375647-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7564-7
... Liberal utilitarian and humanitarian arguments provided for the innovations in colonial government that administered the conduct of labor, movement, and trade in the post–Opium War Chinese treaty ports, and criminal justice in the new Crown Colony of Hong Kong. This chapter discusses John Stuart...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375883-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7588-3
... disjuncture between the ability of Māori to shape everyday forms of knowledge production on the ground at the edge of the empire and their limited control over missionary and humanitarian texts produced in the imperial metropole, a divergence that is central in making sense of the colonization of New Zealand. ...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-048
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... military statecraft entail? Do we moderns need to seek a more perfect calibration, a more precise balancing of the costs and benefits involved in warfare? International humanitarian law is in part a call to do just that to calculate, to evaluate risk, and to mea sure the suffering that is justified to...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
...C is for CATTLE C attle come from the family Bovinae and are colloquially termed cows (female), bulls (uncastrated male), and ox (cas-trated male). In Britain and across the empire, cattle were not merely livestock: they were symbols of racial and imperial supremacy, agents of empire, and sites of...
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By Saiba Varma
Published: 02 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012511-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1251-1
... around the imperial city. Today an inscription on K thi Darw z still reads: No one was forced to work on the construction of the wall and all were paid. 22 The inscription tells of Akbar s humanitarian assistance pro- gram from centuries ago, made to a place and population he loved. 23 Some 450 years...
Published: 03 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007432-015
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0743-2
.... Darwin, John. Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain. London: Penguin, 2012. Das, Veena. Life and Words: Vio lence and the Descent into the Ordinary. Berkeley: Univer­ sity of California Press, 2007. Daughton, J. P. Behind the Imperial Curtain: International Humanitarian Efforts and the...
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By Saiba Varma
Published: 02 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012511-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1251-1
...; psychiatry impact. See humanitarianism: transfor- mations in imperialism. See colonialism impunity: emergency laws and, 8, 69 70, 230n16; public health and, 14 15, 23, 79, 87, 144 45; security forces and, 68, 74 independence. See z d ; pro- independence movement Indian state: Kashmir strategies, xvii...
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By Saiba Varma
Published: 02 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012511-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1251-1
...B IBL IOGR APH Y Abbas, Hassan. Pakistan s Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army and America s War on Terror. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2005. Abramowitz, Sharon A. Trauma and Humanitarian Translation in Liberia: The Tale of Open Mole. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 34 (2010): 353 79. Aciksoz...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
... communities of the tigers that terrorized them allowed hunters to cast this blood sport as a humanitarian endeavor and connect it to the paternalistic ratio- nale for imperial rule. The most famous hunter to defend his actions in these altruistic terms was Jim Corbett, who killed a large number of tigers and...
Published: 03 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007432-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0743-2
... Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada, edited by Celia Haig­ Brown and David A. Nock (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006), 51 71, 58; James Heartfield, The Aborigines Protection Society: Humanitarian Imperialism in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, South Africa, and the Congo, 1836...
Published: 13 January 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9481-5
... University Press, 432 Contributors 2000) and, most recently, The Peculiarities of Liberal Modernity in Imperial Britain (University of California Press, 2011), coedited with James Vernon. carol e. harrison is an associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of The...
Published: 06 December 2019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... The U.S. Imperial Triangle and Military Spending, by John Bellamy Foster, Hannah Holleman and Robert W. McChesney. Excerpted from Monthly Review 60, no. 5 (October 2008): 1 19. Reprinted by permission of Monthly Review Foundation. Farewell Address to the Nation, by Dwight D. Eisenhower, January...
Published: 03 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007432-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0743-2
... adoption. See under indigenous peoples Advocate of Peace, The (journal), 173 Africa: East, 46 60; Liberia and, 205 18; U.S. imperialism and, 167. See also Burma; South Africa; Uganda African Americans: antiracism and, 10; climatic essentialism and, 205 18; colonization and, 87; Freedom Journal and, 209...
Published: 21 February 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389804-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8980-4
... isolation. The renewed prominence of imperialism as a concept and a topic of discussion is fueled by a confluence of celebratory and critical attention an unconscious at- tachment and an extensive speculation. The specific interventions against Afghanistan and Iraq have come to stand for the more general...
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By Saiba Varma
Published: 02 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012511-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1251-1
... diversity of its rationalities, including tensions between its militaristic and humanitarian tendencies. Didier Fassin, At the Heart of the State: The Moral World of Institutions, translated by Patrick Brown and Didier Fassin (New York: Pluto, 2015), ix. 6 Military occupation is a distinctly illiberal...
Published: 03 January 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0743-2
... Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada, edited by Celia Haig­ Brown and David A. Nock (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006), 51 71, 58; James Heartfield, The Aborigines Protection Society: Humanitarian Imperialism in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, South Africa, and the Congo, 1836...