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Humanitarian Action and the Neglect of Education

Dana Burde

in Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169288
eISBN:
9780231537513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169288.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the neglect of education in dispensing humanitarian aid. While nearly all humanitarians believe that aid should be neutral or apolitical, they remain divided in terms of their ... More


Building South Vietnam

Jessica Elkind

in Aid Under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165837
eISBN:
9780813167183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165837.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The introduction presents the key arguments and themes of the book.It examines the basic US approach to Vietnam and demonstrates how US nation-building activities in South Vietnam fit into broader ... More


Dignity under Extreme Duress: The Moral and Emotional Landscape of Local Humanitarian Workers in the Afghan-Pakistan Border Areas

Patricia Omidian and Catherine Panter-Brick

in War and Health: The Medical Consequences of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479875962
eISBN:
9781479805242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479875962.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Pakistani workers who deliver humanitarian aid in the borderlands with Afghanistan live daily with the threat of targeted killings, kidnappings, and other violent attacks. However, their work also ... More


“The Virgin Mary Is Going South”: Refugee Resettlement in South Vietnam

Jessica Elkind

in Aid Under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165837
eISBN:
9780813167183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165837.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines US involvement in refugee resettlement schemes between 1954 and 1956.Refugee assistance served as a critical and formative experience for American nation builders in Vietnam and ... More


Aid Under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War

Jessica Elkind

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165837
eISBN:
9780813167183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165837.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Aid Under Fire explores American nation building and modernization efforts in South Vietnam during the decade leading up to the full-scale ground war.Beginning in the mid-1950s, American nation ... More


From Humanitarianism to Humanitarianization: Managing the Instabilities of International Aid

Andrew C. Gilbert

in International Intervention and the Problem of Legitimacy: Encounters in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750267
eISBN:
9781501750281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750267.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains that much of contemporary international intervention takes places under the sign of humanitarianism. One of the most significant undertakings in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina ... More


The Creole Connection: People-to-People Aid and Solidarity across Borders

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how volunteers and aid workers from New Orleans and other parts of the world offered people-to-people humanitarian aid and community organizing support for earthquake victims in ... More


German Children’s Response to Aid

Mary Elisabeth Cox

in Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914-1924

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198820116
eISBN:
9780191860171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820116.003.0010
Subject:
History, Economic History, Social History

Following up on the food aid provided to German children discussed in chapter 8, this chapter explores how children felt about and responded to the aid that they received. Using letters and drawings ... More


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