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Humanitarianism reading group

We are a relatively new group interested in exploring issues around humanitarianism and citizenship in historical and contemporary perspective. We aim to meet twice a term.

Please contact David Beckingham if you are interested in joining the group or would like to know about what we are reading.

At our previous meetings we have reviewed:

  • C. Barnett and D. Land (2007) ‘Geographies of generosity: Beyond the ‘moral turn”, Geoforum, 38 1065-1075
  • M. Gronemeyer (2007) ‘Helping’, in W. Sachs (ed.) The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power (Zed Books) 53-69; and R. Skinner and A. Lester (2012) ‘Humanitarianism and empire: new research agendas’, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 40 (5) 729-747
  • A. Azoulay (2011) Civil Imagination: A Political Ontology of Photography (Verso)
  • D. Fassin (2011) Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present (University of California Press)
  • I. Feldman (2007) ‘Difficult distinctions: refugee law, humanitarian practice, and political identification in Gaza’, Cultural Anthropology, 22(1), 129-169; and Ilana Feldman and Miriam Ticktin (eds.) In the Name of Humanity: The Government of Threat and Care (Duke University Press)
  • E. Weizman (2012) The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza (Verso)