This collection interrogates the representation of humanitarian crisis and catastrophe, and the refraction of humanitarian intervention and action, from the mid-twentieth century to the present, across a diverse range of media forms: traditional and contemporary screen media (film, television and online video) as well as newspapers, memoirs, music festivals and social media platforms (such as Facebook, YouTube and Flickr). The book thus explores the historical, cultural and political contexts that have shaped the mediation of humanitarian relationships since the middle of the twentieth century. Together, the chapters illustrate the continuities and connections, as well as the differences, which have characterised the mediatisation of both states of emergency and acts of amelioration. The authors reveal and explore the significant synergies between the humanitarian enterprise, the endeavour to alleviate the suffering of particular groups, and media representations, and their modes of addressing and appealing to specific publics. The chapters consider the ways in which media texts, technologies and practices reflect and shape the shifting moral, political, ethical, rhetorical, ideological and material dimensions of international humanitarian emergency and intervention, and have become integral to the changing relationships between organisations, institutions, governments, individual actors and entire sectors.
The United Nations, Intra-State Peacekeeping and Normative Change
New Approaches to Conflict Analysis
Series editor: Peter Lawler, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Department of Government, University of Manchester
Until recently, the study of conflict and conflict resolution remained comparatively immune to broad developments in social and political theory. When the changing nature and locus of large-scale conflict in the post-Cold War era is also taken into account, the case for a reconsideration of the fundamentals of conflict analysis and conflict resolution becomes all the more stark.
New Approaches to Conflict Analysis promotes the development of new theoretical insights and their application to concrete cases of large-scale conflict, broadly defined. The series intends not to ignore established approaches to conflict analysis and conflict resolution, but to contribute to the reconstruction of the field through a dialogue between orthodoxy and its contemporary critics. Equally, the series reflects the contemporary porosity of intellectual borderlines rather than simply perpetuating rigid boundaries around the study of conflict and peace. New Approaches to Conflict Analysis seeks to uphold the normative commitment of the field’s founders yet also recognises that the moral impulse to research is properly part of its subject matter. To these ends, the series is comprised of the highest quality work of scholars drawn from throughout the international academic community, and from a wide range of disciplines within the social sciences.
Human rights and the borders of suffering:
the promotion of human rights in international politics
Changing games, changing strategies:
critical investigations in security
Redefining security in the Middle East
Conflict resolution and the Oslo Accords
Potentials of disorder
Reconstruction of Palestinian nationalism:
between revolution and statehood
Serbian and Croatian victim-centred propaganda and the war in Yugoslavia
The social construction of the Korean War
The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence:
Culture and international conflict resolution:
a critical analysis of the work of John Burton
The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
Manchester University Press
Copyright © Eşref Aksu 2003
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Published by Manchester University Press
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ISBN 0 7190 6748 0 hardback
ISBN 9 7818 4779 0910 institutional
First published 2003
by Action Publishing Technology Ltd, Gloucester