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Author Malkki, Liisa H. (Liisa Helena), author

Title The need to help : the domestic arts of international humanitarianism / Liisa H. Malkki
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (x, 270 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Need, imagination, and the humanitarian care of the self -- Professionals abroad: occupational solidarity and international desire as humanitarian motives -- Impossible situations: affective impasses and their afterlives in humanitarian and ethnographic fieldwork -- Figurations of the human: children, humanity, and the infantilization of peace -- Bear humanity: children, animals, and other power-objects of the humanitarian -- Imagination -- Homemade humanitarianism: knitting and loneliness -- A zealous humanism and its limits: sacrifice and the hazards of neutrality -- Conclusion: the power of the mere: humanitarianism as domestic art and imaginative politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-266) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Helping behavior.
Humanitarian assistance.
International relief.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822375362 (electronic bk)
9780822375364 (electronic bk)