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Humanitarianism and Suffering
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  • Page extent: 330 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.61 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521883856)

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  • Published November 2008

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Humanitarianism and Suffering
Cambridge University Press
9780521883856 - Humanitarianism and Suffering - The Mobilization of Empathy - Edited by Richard Ashby Wilson and Richard D. Brown
Table of Contents

Contents

Contributors
vii
Acknowledgments
ix
          Introduction
Richard Ashby Wilson and Richard D. Brown
1
Part I:   Histories and Contexts
29
1         Mourning, Pity, and the Work of Narrative in the Making of “Humanity”
Thomas W. Laqueur
31
2         Contemporary Humanitarianism: The Global and the Local
David P. Forsythe
58
3         Humanitarian Reading
Joseph R. Slaughter
88
4         Global Media and the Myths of Humanitarian Relief: The Case of the 2004 Tsunami
Rony Brauman
108
5         Hard Struggles of Doubt: Abolitionists and the Problem of Slave Redemption
Margaret M. R. Kellow
118
6         “Starving Armenians”: The Politics and Ideology of Humanitarian Aid in the First Decades of the Twentieth Century
Flora A. Keshgegian
140
7         International Bystanders to the Holocaust and Humanitarian Intervention
Michael R. Marrus
156
Part II:  Narratives and Redress
175
8         Victims, Relatives, and Citizens in Argentina: Whose Voice Is Legitimate Enough?
Elizabeth Jelin
177
9         Children, Suffering, and the Humanitarian Appeal
Laura Suski
202
10        The Physicality of Legal Consciousness: Suffering and the Production of Credibility in Refugee Resettlement
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik
223
11        “Can You Describe This?” Human Rights Reports and What They Tell Us About the Human Rights Movement
Ron Dudai
245
12        Financial Reparations, Blood Money, and Human Rights Witness Testimony: Morocco and Algeria
Susan Slyomovics
265
13        Remnants and Remains: Narratives of Suffering in Post-Genocide Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts
Lars Waldorf
285
Index
307



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