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From the “Right to Have Rights” to the “Critique of Humanitarian Reason”

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Jacques Rancière's trenchant critique of Hannah Arendt, after briefly recalling Arendt's discussion of the right to have rights. It shows how Rancière not only misreads Arendt, ... More


Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present

Didier Fassin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520271166
eISBN:
9780520950481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271166.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In the face of the world's disorders, moral concerns have provided a powerful ground for developing international as well as local policies. This book draws on case materials from France, South ... More


Conclusion: Critique of Humanitarian Reason

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/9780520271166.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Humanitarian reason is embedded in Western societies for historical and religious reasons and the constitution of life as sacred and the valorization of suffering have also made contemporary ... More


Introduction: Humanitarian Government

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/9780520271166.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents an introduction to the study in this book. The book focuses on humanitarian government, which is used to designate the deployment of moral sentiments in contemporary politics. ... More


A Very Tiny Problem

Nicole Constable

in Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282018
eISBN:
9780520957770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282018.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The stories and experiences of migrant mothers and their Hong Kong–born babies are at the heart of this book. They are set against the backdrop of global capitalism and transnational mobility. The ... More


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