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Humanitarian reason : a moral history of the present times

Author: Didier Fassin; Rachel Gomme
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the face of the world's disorders, moral concerns have provided a powerful ground for developing international and local policies. This title draws on case materials from France, South Africa,  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Didier Fassin; Rachel Gomme
ISBN: 9780520271166 0520271165 9780520271173 0520271173
OCLC Number: 819152708
Notes: Traduit de français.
Description: 1 vol. (XVI, 336 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: humanitarian government --
Suffering unveiled: listening to the excluded and the marginalized --
Pathetic choice: exposing the misery of the poor --
Compassion protocol: legalizing diseased undocumented immigrants --
Truth ordeal: attesting violence for asylum seekers --
Ambivalent hospitality: governing the unwanted --
Massacre of the innocents: representing childhood in the age of AIDS --
Desire for exception: managing disaster victims --
Subjectivity without subjects: reinventing the figure of the witness --
Hierarchies of humanity: intervening in international conflicts --
Conclusion: critique of humanitarian reason.
Responsibility: Didier Fassin ; translated by Rachel Gomme.

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