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The Resource Medical humanitarianism : ethnographies of practice, edited by Sharon Abramowitz and Catherine Panter-Brick

Medical humanitarianism : ethnographies of practice, edited by Sharon Abramowitz and Catherine Panter-Brick

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Medical humanitarianism : ethnographies of practice
Title
Medical humanitarianism
Title remainder
ethnographies of practice
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sharon Abramowitz and Catherine Panter-Brick
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eng
Summary
Medical humanitarianism--medical and other health-related initiatives undertaken in conditions born of conflict, neglect, or disaster--has a prominent and growing presence in international development, global health, and human security interventions. [This book] features twelve essays that fold back the curtains on the individual experiences, institutional practices, and cultural forces that shape humanitarian practice. Contributors offer vivid and often dramatic insights into the experiences of local humanitarian workers in the Afghan-Pakistan border areas, national doctors coping with influxes of foreign humanitarian volunteers in Haiti, military doctors working for the British Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, and human rights-oriented volunteers within the Israeli medical bureaucracy. They analyze our contested understanding of lethal violence in Darfur, food-crisis responses in Niger, humanitarian knowledge in Ugandan IDP camps, and humanitarian departures in Liberia. They depict the local dynamics of healthcare delivery work to alleviate human suffering in Somali areas of Ethiopia, the emergency metaphors of global health campaigns from Ghana to war-torn Sudan, the fraught negotiations of humanitarians with strong state institutions in Indonesia, and the ambiguous character of research ethics espoused by missions in Sierra Leone. In providing well-grounded case studies, Medical Humanitarianism will engage both scholars and practitioners working at the interface of humanitarian medicine, global health interventions, and the social sciences. Editors Sharon Abramowitz and Catherine Panter-Brick challenge the reader to reach a more critical and compassionate understand of humanitarian assistance. -- Inside jacket flaps
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JSTOR
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index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1959-
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  • Abramowitz, Sharon Alane
  • Panter-Brick, Catherine
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
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  • Medical assistance
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Medical anthropology
  • Disaster medicine
  • Medical Assistance
  • Anthropology, Medical
  • Disaster Medicine
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Disaster medicine
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Medical anthropology
  • Medical assistance
Label
Medical humanitarianism : ethnographies of practice, edited by Sharon Abramowitz and Catherine Panter-Brick
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Dignity under extreme duress : the moral and emotional landscape of local humanitarian workers in the Afghan-Pakistan border areas / Patricia Omidian and Catherine Panter-Brick -- Compassion and care at the limits of privilege : Haitian doctors amid the influx of foreign humanitarian volunteers / Laura Wagner -- Trust and caregiving during a UNICEF-funded relief operation in the Somali region of Ethiopia / Lauren Carruth -- Evidence and narratives : recounting ongoing violence in Darfur, Sudan / Alex de Waal -- Life beyond the bubbles : cognitive dissonance and humanitarian impunity in Northern Uganda / Tim Allen -- Staging a "medical coup"? : Médecins Sans Frontières and the 2005 food crisis in Niger / Jean-Hervé Jézéquel -- What happens when MSF leaves? : humanitarian departure and medical sovereignty in postconflict Liberia / Sharon Abramowitz -- Humanitarianism and "mobile sovereignty" in strong state settings : reflections on medical humanitarianism in Aceh, Indonesia / Byron J. Good, Jesse Hession Grayman, and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good -- The British military medical services and contested humanitarianism / Stuart Gordon -- Anthropology and medical humanitarianism in the age of global health education / Peter Locke -- The creation of emergency and afterlife of intervention : reflections on guinea worm eradication in Ghana / Amy Moran-Thomas -- Medical NGOs in strong states : working the margins of the Israeli medical bureaucracy / Ilil Benjamin
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ocn919724206
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1 online resource
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online
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9780812291698
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Note
JSTOR
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10.9783/9780812291698
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22573/ctt16xrf0v
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(OCoLC)919724206
Label
Medical humanitarianism : ethnographies of practice, edited by Sharon Abramowitz and Catherine Panter-Brick
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dignity under extreme duress : the moral and emotional landscape of local humanitarian workers in the Afghan-Pakistan border areas / Patricia Omidian and Catherine Panter-Brick -- Compassion and care at the limits of privilege : Haitian doctors amid the influx of foreign humanitarian volunteers / Laura Wagner -- Trust and caregiving during a UNICEF-funded relief operation in the Somali region of Ethiopia / Lauren Carruth -- Evidence and narratives : recounting ongoing violence in Darfur, Sudan / Alex de Waal -- Life beyond the bubbles : cognitive dissonance and humanitarian impunity in Northern Uganda / Tim Allen -- Staging a "medical coup"? : Médecins Sans Frontières and the 2005 food crisis in Niger / Jean-Hervé Jézéquel -- What happens when MSF leaves? : humanitarian departure and medical sovereignty in postconflict Liberia / Sharon Abramowitz -- Humanitarianism and "mobile sovereignty" in strong state settings : reflections on medical humanitarianism in Aceh, Indonesia / Byron J. Good, Jesse Hession Grayman, and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good -- The British military medical services and contested humanitarianism / Stuart Gordon -- Anthropology and medical humanitarianism in the age of global health education / Peter Locke -- The creation of emergency and afterlife of intervention : reflections on guinea worm eradication in Ghana / Amy Moran-Thomas -- Medical NGOs in strong states : working the margins of the Israeli medical bureaucracy / Ilil Benjamin
Control code
ocn919724206
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812291698
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812291698
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16xrf0v
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919724206

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