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Hierarchies of Humanity: Intervening in International Conflicts

Didier Fassin

in Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520271166
eISBN:
9780520950481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271166.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses how within the arena of humanitarianism itself, hierarchies of humanity are passively established where the expatriate aid workers are provided with due protection whereas the ... More


Subjectivity Without Subjects: Reinventing the Figure of the Witness

Didier Fassin

in Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520271166
eISBN:
9780520950481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271166.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents a study on Médecins Sans Frontières and Médecins du Monde assistance programs in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to analyze the transformation of the status of witnesses in ... More


Secular Humanitarianism and the Value of Life

Peter Redfield

in What Matters?: Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156851
eISBN:
9780231504683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156851.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the degree to which secular organization finds a “sacred purpose” through seeking to preserve human existence. The key example for this study is the humanitarian association ... More


Treating, Containing, Mobilizing: The Role of Médecins Sans Frontières in the West African Ebola Epidemic Response

Heather Pagano and Marc Poncin

in Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190604882
eISBN:
9780190604912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604882.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

In chapter 2, Heather Pagano and Marc Poncin detail, from the perspective of Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), the unique features of the outbreak that made past approaches to ... More


Cleaning Up the Cold War: Global Humanitarianism and the Infrastructure of Crisis Response

Peter Redfield

in Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262515788
eISBN:
9780262295710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262515788.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The two World Wars and the Cold War resulted in mass destruction across the globe and subsequent episodes of humanitarian crisis. This chapter explores the growth of the infrastructure to respond to ... More


The Middle East: A Mandatory Return to Humanitarian Action

Caroline Abu Sa’Da

in Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520286931
eISBN:
9780520961982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286931.003.0018
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines how the Syrian crisis has exposed the limitations of mixing political and humanitarian activities and its damaging impact on the delivery of much-needed assistance to Syrian ... More


Introduction: Where Have All the Borders Gone?

Sarah S. Stroup

in Borders among Activists: International NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450730
eISBN:
9780801464256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450730.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter presents three prominent nongoverment organizations—Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (Oxfam International), and Cooperative for Assistance ... More


Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Sam F. Halabi, Lawrence O. Gostin, and Jeffrey S. Crowley (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190604882
eISBN:
9780190604912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604882.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa shocked the world as the disease spread rapidly from its origin to neighboring countries, Europe, and North America while the systems in place to ... More


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