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The beneficiary.

Author: Bruce Robbins
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From iPhones and clothing to jewelry and food, the products those of us in the developed world consume and enjoy exist only through the labor and suffering of countless others. In his new book Bruce Robbins examines the implications of this dynamic for humanitarianism and social justice. He locates the figure of the "beneficiary" in the history of humanitarian thought, which asks the prosperous to help the poor  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Robbins
ISBN: 9780822370123 0822370123
OCLC Number: 1019650536
Description: 200 pages
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1. The Starving Child 15 2. You Acquiesce In It: George Orwell on the System 33 3. A Short History of Commodity Recognition 51 4. The Nation-State as Agent of Cosmopolitanism 75 5. Naomi Klein's Love Story 93 6. Life Will Win 117 Conclusion: You Can't Handle the Truth 139 Notes 155 Bibliography 169 Index 177
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Reckoning with one's role in perpetuating systematic inequality, Bruce Robbins examines the implications of a humanitarianism in which the prosperous are the both the cause and the beneficiaries of  Read more...

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"In The Beneficiary, Bruce Robbins wants to make room for the note of guilt in our songs of gratitude. Who is a beneficiary? Robbins's answer is that it is probably you. . . . Perhaps in the future Read more...

 
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