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The Resource The concerned women of Buduburam : refugee activists and humanitarian dilemmas, Elizabeth Holzer

The concerned women of Buduburam : refugee activists and humanitarian dilemmas, Elizabeth Holzer

Label
The concerned women of Buduburam : refugee activists and humanitarian dilemmas
Title
The concerned women of Buduburam
Title remainder
refugee activists and humanitarian dilemmas
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Holzer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Concerned Women of Buduburam, Elizabeth Holzer offers an unprecedented firsthand account of the rise and fall of social protests in a long-standing refugee camp. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the host government of Ghana established the Buduburam Refugee Camp in 1990 to provide sanctuary for refugees from the Liberian civil war (1989-2003). Long hailed as a model of effectiveness, Buduburam offered a best-case scenario for how to handle a refugee crisis. But what happens when refugees and humanitarian actors disagree over humanitarian aid? In Buduburam, refugee protesters were met with Ghanaian riot police. Holzer uses the clash to delve into the complex and often hidden world of humanitarian politics and refugee activism. Drawing on fifteen months of ethnographic fieldwork in Ghana and subsequent interviews with participants now returned to Liberia, Holzer exposes a distinctive form of rule that accompanies humanitarian intervention: compassionate authoritarianism. Humanitarians strive to relieve the suffering of refugees, but refugees have little or no access to grievance procedures, and humanitarian authorities face little or no accountability for political failures. By casting humanitarians and refugees as co-creators of a shared sociopolitical world, Holzer throws into sharp relief the contradictory elements of humanitarian crisis and of transnational interventions in poor countries more broadly
Cataloging source
SFB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holzer, Elizabeth
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refugees
  • Refugee camps
  • Refugees
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Refugee camps
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Ghana
  • Liberia
Label
The concerned women of Buduburam : refugee activists and humanitarian dilemmas, Elizabeth Holzer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-192) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the midnight hour in this refugee crisis -- Achieving everyday life in humanitarian crisis -- Civic engagement in the refugee camp -- Bifurcated governmentality -- The Concerned Women protests -- Refugee dissent as a social problem -- Legitimacy in repression's aftermath -- Conclusion : compassionate authoritarianism
Control code
ocn933591655
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501701214
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 830123
  • 22573/ctt20dgr52
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933591655
Label
The concerned women of Buduburam : refugee activists and humanitarian dilemmas, Elizabeth Holzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-192) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the midnight hour in this refugee crisis -- Achieving everyday life in humanitarian crisis -- Civic engagement in the refugee camp -- Bifurcated governmentality -- The Concerned Women protests -- Refugee dissent as a social problem -- Legitimacy in repression's aftermath -- Conclusion : compassionate authoritarianism
Control code
ocn933591655
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501701214
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 830123
  • 22573/ctt20dgr52
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933591655

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