Humanitarianism and Suffering: The Mobilization of Empathy
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Humanitarianism and Suffering: The Mobilization of Empathy

by Richard Ashby Wilson, Richard Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521883857

ISBN-13: 9780521883856

Pub. Date: 12/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

While humanitarianism is clearly political, Humanitarianism and Suffering addresses the ways in which it is also an ethos embedded in civil society, one that drives secular and religious social and cultural movements, not just legal and political institutions.  See more details below

Overview

While humanitarianism is clearly political, Humanitarianism and Suffering addresses the ways in which it is also an ethos embedded in civil society, one that drives secular and religious social and cultural movements, not just legal and political institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521883856
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1 Mourning, pity, and the work of narrative in the making of "humanity" Thomas W. Laqueur Laqueur, Thomas W. 31

2 Contemporary humanitarianism : the global and the local David P. Forsythe Forsythe, David P. 58

3 Humanitarian reading Joseph R. Slaughter Slaughter, Joseph R. 88

4 Global media and the myths of humanitarian relief : the case of the 2004 tsunami Rony Brauman Brauman, Rony 108

5 Hard struggles of doubt : abolitionists and the problem of slave redemption Margaret M. R. Kellow Kellow, Margaret M. R. 118

6 "Starving Armenians" : the politics and ideology of humanitarian aid in the first decades of the twentieth century Flora A. Keshgegian Keshgegian, Flora A. 140

7 International bystanders to the Holocaust and humanitarian intervention Michael R. Marrus Marrus, Michael R. 156

8 Victims, relatives, and citizens in Argentina : whose voice is legitimate enough? Elizabeth Jelin Jelin, Elizabeth 177

9 Children, suffering, and the humanitarian appeal Laura Suski Suski, Laura 202

10 The physicality of legal consciousness : suffering and the production of credibility in refugee resettlement Kristin Bergtora Sandvik Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora 223

11 "Can you describe this?" : human rights reports and what they tell us about the human rights movement Ron Dudai Dudai, Ron 245

12 Financial reparations, blood money, and human rights witness testimony : Morocco and Algeria Susan Slyomovics Slyomovics, Susan 265

13 Remnants and remains : narratives of suffering in post-genocide Rwanda's Gacaca courts Lars Waldorf Waldorf, Lars 285

Index 307

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