Bread from stones : the Middle East and the making of modern humanitarianism (Book, 2015) []
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Bread from stones : the Middle East and the making of modern humanitarianism

Bread from stones : the Middle East and the making of modern humanitarianism

Author: Keith David Watenpaugh
Publisher: Berkeley : Univ. of California Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Keith David Watenpaugh breaks new ground in analyzing the theory and practice of modern humanitarianism. Genocide and mass violence, human trafficking, and the forced displacement of millions in the early twentieth century Eastern Mediterranean form the background for this exploration of humanitarianism's role in the history of human rights. Watenpaugh's unique and provocative examination of humanitarian thought  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith David Watenpaugh
ISBN: 0520279301 0520279328 9780520279308 9780520279322 9780520960800 0520960807
OCLC Number: 920399565
Description: XIX, 251 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments Note on Translation and Transliteration List of Abbreviations 1. The Beginnings of the Humanitarian Era in the Eastern Mediterranean 2. The Humanitarian Imagination and the Year of the Locust: International Relief in the Wartime Eastern Mediterranean, 1914--1918 3. The Form and Content of Suffering: Humanitarian Knowledge, Mass Publics, and the Report, 1885--1927 4. "America's Wards": Near East Relief and American Humanitarian Exceptionalism, 1919--1923 5. The League of Nations Rescue of Trafficked Women and Children and the Paradox of Modern Humanitarianism, 1920--1936 6. Between Refugee and Citizen: The Practical Failures of Modern Humanitarianism, 1923--1939 7. Modern Humanitarianism's Troubled Legacies, 1927--1948 Notes Select Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Keith David Watenpaugh.


Employing a wide range of source materials literary and artistic responses to violence, memoirs, and first-person accounts from victims, perpetrators, relief workers, and diplomats, the author argues  Read more...


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"Impressive... Watenpaugh blends analysis of structural and political changes across a century of history with sensitive attention to the experiences of individual humanitarian actors and Read more...

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