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Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Jonathan Benthall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book is the fruit of twenty years’ reflection on Islamic charities, both in practical terms and as a key to understand the crisis in contemporary Islam. On the one hand Islam is undervalued as a ... More


In War's Wake: Europe's Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order

Gerard Daniel Cohen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195399684
eISBN:
9780199918423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399684.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The end of the Second World War in Europe gave way to a gigantic refugee crisis. Thoroughly prepared by Allied military planners, the swift repatriation of millions of former forced laborers, ... More


Care and Maintenance: The New Face of International Humanitarianism

Gerard Daniel Cohen

in In War's Wake: Europe's Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195399684
eISBN:
9780199918423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399684.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter shows how the DP episode transformed the ideology and practice of modern humanitarianism. Prior to 1945, the alleviation of human suffering was the responsibility of private charitable ... More


The Cultural Construction of the British World

Barry Crosbie and Mark Hampton (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book collects eleven original essays in the cultural history of the British Empire since the eighteenth century. It is geographically capacious, taking in the United Kingdom, India, West Africa, ... More


Changes in nursing and mission in post-colonial Nigeria

Barbra Mann Wall

in Colonial Caring: A history of colonial and post-colonial nursing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099700
eISBN:
9781526104397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099700.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyses shifting dynamics within medical missionary work in Nigeria, from support for British colonialism to humanitarianism. It explores Irish Catholic missionaries as nurses, midwives ... More


Two China ‘gadabouts’: guerrilla nursing with the Friends Ambulance Unit, 1946–48

Susan Armstrong-Reid

in Colonial Caring: A history of colonial and post-colonial nursing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099700
eISBN:
9781526104397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099700.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter draws upon a rich collection of untapped private and public papers held in Canada, the USA, and Great Britain. With the promise to “go anywhere, do anything”, British surgical nurse ... More


Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age

Taylor Owen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199363865
eISBN:
9780199363896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363865.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Digital communication technologies have thrust the calculus of global political power into a period of unprecedented complexity. In every aspect of international affairs, digitally enabled actors are ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The Introduction summarizes the book’s content under the following headings. Since all the Chapters have been previously published elsewhere, it also adds some complementary material to bring the ... More


Islamic charities, Faith Based Organizations and the international aid system

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines the historical background of the growth of Islamic charities over the last few decades, and of Faith Based Organizations in general. It also discusses the humanitarian ... More


Puripetal force in the charitable field

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This Chapter, published by Depends on timing. the journal Asian Ethnology, is a theoretical exercise, inspired by Mary Douglas’s classic anthropological text Purity and Danger, that sets out to ... More


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