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Humanitarianism and suffering

the mobilization of empathy
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Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, New York
Humanitarianism, Suffering, Em
Statementedited by Richard Ashby Wilson and Richard D. Brown.
ContributionsWilson, Richard, 1964-, Brown, Richard D.
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LC ClassificationsBJ1475.3 .H86 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16925176M
ISBN 139780521883856
LC Control Number2008023734

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Brown Cambridge University Press Cambridge ; New York. Wikipedia Citation   While humanitarianism is clearly political, Humanitarianism and Suffering addresses the ways in which it is also an ethos embedded in civil society, one that drives secular and religious social and cultural movements, not just legal and political institutions.

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Type Chapter Author(s) T W Lacquer Date Is part of Book Title Humanitarianism and suffering: the mobilization of empathy Author(s) Richard Wilson, Richard D. Brown Date Publisher Cambridge University Press Pub place Cambridge ISBN ISBN Humanitarianism and Suffering explores when, how, and why humanitarian movements become widespread popular movements.

It shows how popular sentiments move political and social elites to action and, conversely, how national elites appropriate humanitarian ideals for more instrumental ://.

Humanitarianism and Modern Culture Keith Tester “In all the frenzy of celebrity humanitarianism, where famous idols call attention to the world’s suffering (and to themselves), Keith Tester’s trenchant book provides the critical eye necessary to understand how Western culture exploits humanitarian Humanitarianism.

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Suffering. Empathy. Summary "While humanitarianism is clearly political, Humanitarianism and Suffering addresses the ways in which it is also an ethos embedded in civil society, one that drives secular and religious social and cultural movements, not just legal and political institutions." --Book Jacket.

ContentsThe book highlights what NGOs seek to achieve in their communications and explores how their approach and hopes match or not what the public want, think and feel about distant suffering.

Keywords Humanitarianism Crisis management NGOs Humanitarian disaster Political communication Media analysis Audience