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Bodies, Details, and the Humanitarian Narrative

Thomas W. Laqueur

in The New Cultural History

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter shows the potential of new literary techniques in cultural history for enriching more traditional social history topics. It also argues that humanitarianism depended in part on the ... More


Performing Compassion in Wartime: Humanitarian Narratives in the Spanish Civil Wars of the 1870s

Jon Arrizabalaga

in Emotional Bodies: The Historical Performativity of Emotions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042898
eISBN:
9780252051753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042898.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The civil wars of Spain in the 1870s were the true baptism of fire for the Spanish Red Cross (SRC) and the first major civil conflict that the Red Cross international movement had to confront in its ... More


Herculine Barbin

Geertje Mak

in Doubting Sex: Inscriptions, Bodies and Selves in Nineteenth-century Hermaphrodite Case Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086908
eISBN:
9781781702628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086908.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explains the historical notion of the self in relation to Herculine Barbin's autobiographic text. It specifically investigates the memoirs of Barbin in order to elaborate on the problem ... More


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