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Published: 12 April 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387930-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8793-0
... anupama rao and steven pierce - Discipline and the Other Body Humanitarianism, Violence, and the Colonial Exception During the Mau Mau rebellion of the mid-1950s, the white settler and o≈cial...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375364-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7536-4
.... 5. Homemade Humanitarianism Knitting and Loneliness Loneliness and the experience of  feeling abandoned are the most horrifying kind of  poverty.  —  Mother Teresa, quoted in Juho Saari, “Yksinäisenä yhteisössä” The Sense of  Giving and Helping If he  tgood gift is expected to...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375364-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7536-4
..., and even embarrassing. The Aid Bunny and Trauma Teddy were central to the analytical development of the concept of the mere. The aged and often abjectly lonely knitters of these “humanitarian gifts”—no longer “productive members of society,” thus “useless”—also dwelt in the realm of the mere...
Published: 09 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393221-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9322-1
... Inequality of Lives, Hierarchies of Humanity  " Moral Commitments and Ethical Dilemmas of Humanitarianism Didier Fassin Thus for the ordinary, everyday man, the value of life rests solely on the fact that he regards himself more highly than...
Published: 23 August 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386001-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8600-1
... CHAPTER 2 De-Mining Humanitarianism ‘‘I am not a torturer asserted Lieutenant Colonel George Ru√, ‘‘and I resent one of our representatives making these accusations on the floor of the House of Representatives It was late September 1999, and Ru√ was...
Published: 24 August 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002086-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0208-6
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375364
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7536-4
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374602-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7460-2
... In 2007, the Australian government seized by compulsory acquisition seventy-three remote Aboriginal communities and townships to “stabilize and normalize” what was constructed as a national emergency humanitarian crisis. Chapter 1 models the so-called crisis of remote Aboriginal communities and...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... This chapter is a study of Nuruddin Farah’s Gifts . It examines the novel’s articulation of an alternative model of giving to that of Western humanitarian aid, which has deprived the Somali people of their autonomy and humanity because it dehumanizes them by reducing them to the passive victims...
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374725-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7472-5
... After an overview of the history of the legal creation of the category of “refugee” and the creation of the international refugee regime, the chapter reviews the history of refugee resettlement in the United States. The discussion reveals that the humanitarian management of refugees is centrally...
Published: 03 November 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372554-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7255-4
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373100-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7310-0
... The introductory chapter situates participatory initiatives that equip dehumanized subjects with documentary media as humanitarian media interventions. It defines the concept of “immediations” as a documentary ethic that prioritizes immediacy over analysis. Whereas documentary tropes of...
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373100
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7310-0
Published: 19 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373100-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7310-0
... This chapter examines how media advocacy initiatives aiming to eliminate coerced child labor dematerialize the role of children’s creative work in the production of humanitarian commodities. The chapter centers around the film Born into Brothels (2004), which documents the training of brothel...
Published: 18 August 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372660-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7266-0
... 2 Rescued and Caught The Humanitarian-­Security Nexus at Eu­rope’s Frontiers ruben andersson On October 15, 2014, a group of undocumented sub-­Saharan mi­grants are caught on video clinging to the t­riple...
Published: 11 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390626-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9062-6
...CHAPTER 8 Mediation, Humanitarian Relief, and Repealing the Arms Embargo On 30 September 1938 Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned to En- gland from Munich, having negotiated the dismemberment of the Czecho- slovakian state. Stepping out of his aircraft, and waving a piece of...
Published: 04 March 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393948-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9394-8
...chapter 14 / LINDA M. WHITEFORD AND AIMEE R. EDEN Reproductive Rights in No-Woman’s-Land Politics and Humanitarian Assistance n 1999, the volcano that looms over Baños, the jewel of a tourist town Inestled between the Andean peaks and the river that leads to the...
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374671-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7467-1
... dehumanizing forms of violence—initiated a hunger strike that publicly revealed the state’s lie that it administered a humanitarian camp for the refugees. In response, U.S. courts developed a legal standard for compromised immunity that brought about the end of the carceral experiment. This history sheds light...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375364-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7536-4
... in the world,” and of it—and to be transformed by it. Helping became an alleviation of the aid workers’ own neediness. 1. Professionals Abroad Occupational Solidarity and International Desire as Humanitarian Motives In my case, international work and missions for the Red Cross have...
Published: 03 November 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372554-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7255-4