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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


The Heart of the Matter: The Impact of Cuban Medical Internationalism in the Global South

Robert Huish

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

At a time when many nations, including the United States, are seeking ways to embrace global health, Cuba provides an invaluable example of success. The case of Cuban medical internationalism ... More


Mysticism, Despair, and Progress: George Sand’s Pursuit of Religious Liberty

Thomas Kselman

in Conscience and Conversion: Religious Liberty in Post-Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226133
eISBN:
9780300235647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226133.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the complicated religious journey of George Sand, from an unorthodox education guided by her free-thinking grandmother to a mystical Catholicism while an adolescent, and finally ... More


The Claims of Kinship: Humanitarian Ideals at the Century’s End

John Stokes

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This Chapter examines the self-styled late nineteenth-century humanitarians and their formal organization, ‘The Humanitarian League’. It stresses the visionary zeal of the movement, and examines the ... More


In search of a new mission in Korea

Heike Wieters

in The NGO Care and Food Aid from America 1945-80: Showered With Kindness'?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117212
eISBN:
9781526128669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117212.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 3 is a case study on CARE’s work in Korea during and after the Korean War. It traces CARE’s response to a presidential aid appeal in the United States, shows how American NGOs competed for ... More


Concern for Africa: The Biafran humanitarian crisis

Kevin O’Sullivan

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the rise of two new, and related, forms of international relations that simultaneously bolstered and bypassed traditional channels of diplomacy: aid and humanitarianism. It ... More


‘If we’re Christians at all’: Irish foreign aid

Kevin O’Sullivan

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the conflagration of forces from above (the rapid expansion of the foreign aid regime) and below (the rise of an increasingly powerful NGO sector) that transformed aid and ... More


Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Wendy Kozol

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Distant Wars Visible brings a new perspective to the enduring question about the efficacy of conflict photography and other forms of visual advocacy. In the twenty-first century, visuality has been a ... More


Looking Elsewhere

Wendy Kozol

in Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The Introduction contextualizes the topic of the book and gives an overview of the chapters.


Domesticating War in Kosovo: Media Witnessing and Transnational Motherhood

Wendy Kozol

in Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter analyzes the ideal of transnational motherhood in photojournalism’s coverage of the NATO bombings to address the conundrum for media witnessing between the need for publicity and the ... More


Human Rights, Visual Rhetoric: Photojournalism and the War in Afghanistan

Wendy Kozol

in Distant Wars Visible: The Ambivalence of Witnessing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681297
eISBN:
9781452948676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681297.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter further analyzes the ambivalences of media witnessing through a study of the visual rhetorics of women’s human rights in Associated Press photographs of Afghan women caught up in the War ... More


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