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Genre (2018) 51 (1): 81–103.
Published: 01 April 2018
...David Mastey This article shows the ways child soldier narratives, a predominantly African genre of literary writing, invite readers to reimagine the relationship between Western humanitarianism and its intended recipients. It begins by defining two basic types of humanitarian groups. Operational...
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Genre (2004) 37 (3-4): 395–432.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., was characterized. Consistent with these gestures, the Gothic often articulates an acute spirit of humanitarian sentiment and reform, directing this in particular against the barbaric, somewhat "Gothic" punitive practices of the unenlightened feudal, Catholic past. Interrogating the efficacy of torture...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 201–217.
Published: 01 July 2017
... official state power” and MICROFINANCE LIT 203 that is “key to neoliberal projects of privatization and state withdrawal” (Bernal and Grewal 2014, 8). Microfinance performs a special function within neoliberal humanitarianism in that it does...
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Genre (2002) 35 (2): 331–353.
Published: 01 June 2002
... subject matter. Gunther is imaginatively exempted from the worst of horrors (though one might see his positioning in the War Crimes Bureau and his sense that "there have to be some accepted humanitarian values, even in wartime" [171] as indi- cating both his naivete and his marginalization...
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Genre (2007) 40 (3-4): 129–142.
Published: 01 September 2007
... or the next; very few liberal secular humanists in Anglophone cultures do; and most civilized people admit that retributive justice has been invoked far too often in the past. This revolution in ethics prevents humanitarians of various faiths from empathizing with the curse-psalms today...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... These aesthetics also aim to be more searching than the overmatched organization of humanitarian relief that struggles against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency's efforts to avoid accountability for violating human rights. At the center of the narrative is a family of four US citizens—Ma, Papa...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 1–44.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of mixed emotions; she revels in her attachment to "Albion" even as she cen- sures her country's duplicity over its treatment of "Gallia," and its role in the slave trade, both of which she treats in sympathetic detail. Her histrionics alternately dis- play and foster humanitarian interest in socio...
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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 537–561.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to influence policies of policing and punishments, with tragic results, in our contemporary era. Displaying greater humanitarian concern than the contemporary era, dormitories were subsequently installed in the Fannie Bay Gaol to accommodate the special needs of Aboriginal prisoners (Angel, 2001, 31...
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Genre (2005) 38 (3): 257–280.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of humanitarian goodwill. Because Delano can only find meaning in surfaces—and even then he proves a rather obtuse reader of the obvious—he misses the incendiary suggestions that lurk beneath the masks of docile, obedient, and fawning slaves. Irony comes at the American's expense: Delano cannot recognize...
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Genre (2005) 38 (3): 231–256.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Chandler too wor- ries about the undermining of national sovereignty by an emergent "'human rights' based order of international relations" (60), or what Bernard Kouchner of Medecins sans frontieres calls "le devoir d'ingerence" (61), the obligation to intervene.14 The dangers of humanitarian...
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Genre (2005) 38 (4): 327–352.
Published: 01 December 2005
... on film we see what has actually become a chief justification for military intervention—human rights. Empire has made the violation of state sovereignty under the banner of humanitarianism a standard practice. Today, such military and moral inter- ventions are commonplace and frequently led...
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Genre (2006) 39 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2006
... than rhetorical. ' This attentiveness to dogs arose during the 1700s and is a consequence of the Enlightenment's increased humanitarian perspectives. During this period, in Britain in particular, people were led to think of animals as having a value in their own right. Scientific...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): 83–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of Chinese religion from its beginnings to the Confucian era, however, Wong again indulges in an extended narrative digression: the his- tory of Kiang-Che-Yah, "a vague figure in the far-off past" whose experiences and morality established in China "the humanitarianism which afterward found its...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): 157–187.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- national sanction, Ahn charges "the world's foremost Power" with the mission of humanitarian intervention. Seeking U.S. force to bolster Korean self-rule, 182 GENRE Ahn makes fraught recourse to what perversely might be called interventionist theology. Imbued...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 239–268.
Published: 01 June 2012
... creative and humanitarian line of work than computing “lifeless” figures. This career change also marks Fanny’s return to her Jewish faith, as sug- gested by the subject of her first published illustration: the young Russian Jew- ish marcher. But even within this new profession Fanny values...
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Genre (2010) 43 (1-2): 27–59.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Casement whose work in conducting a humanitarian investigation into atroci- ties perpetrated by a British-registered company in the Putumayo River region of the Amazon Basin he admired. Doyle’s science fiction novel, which uses this setting, also uses Casement as a model for its hero, Lord Roxton...