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Humanitarianism or control?

David Brion Davis

Humanitarianism or control?

a symposium on aspects of nineteenth-century social reform in Britain and America

by David Brion Davis

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Published by William Marsh Rice University in Houston, Tex .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social conditions

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementDavid Brion Davis ... [et al.] ; Martin J. Wiener, editor. --
    SeriesRice University studies -- v.67, no.1 (Winter 1981), Rice University studies -- 67:1.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHN 385 H92 1981
    The Physical Object
    Pagination84 p. ;
    Number of Pages84
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26575955M
    ISBN 100892632488

    This book speaks to three relevant literatures for the study of celebrity humanitarianism: 1) the interdisciplinary literature on aid celebrities (primarily from the fields of international development studies and geography); 2) the literature on celebrities and representation of “Others” (particularly from media and communications studies Author: Lisa Ann Richey. One class of claim made by social justice activists and academics goes like this: Because person A benefits from the history of some unjust system, structure, or social construction S, A is complicit in the relevant injustice and thus owes B something in virtue of the unjust benefit. What is owed can take different forms: reparations, allyship, apology, and awareness are just a few. There is as yet no collection that examines the longer histories of global humanitarianism and media culture, which would enable readers to consider the various continuities, as well as the differences, characterising the mass media’s relationship with international humanitarian crisis and relief.


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