Rethinking Digital Divides by Linda Leung
Antonio Díaz Andrade

resource for academics from different fields (e.g. human geography, information systems, anthropology and sociology, among others) interested in understanding the role digital technology plays in the fulfilment of people’s communication and information needs. Bibliography Appadurai , A. ( 1996 ), Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization ( Minneapolis

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Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa

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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design
Mark Duffield

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Fabrice Weissman

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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
Stephen Hopgood

liberal about a majority of humanitarian practitioners, we can define it as a commitment to three things: the equal moral worth of all human lives (i.e. non-discrimination on principle), the moral priority of the claims of individuals over the authority claims of any collective entity – from nations to churches to classes to families – and a belief that as a moral commitment (one that transcends any sociological or political boundary) there is a just and legitimate reason to intervene in any and all circumstances where human beings suffer (even if

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The Law and Politics of Responding to Attacks against Aid Workers
Julia Brooks and Rob Grace

’ and ‘deterrence’ both seek to transform the external environment, the concessionary dimension of negotiation processes, in particular, points towards important internal transformational aspects of grappling with humanitarian insecurity. Furthermore, just as one can categorise ‘acceptance’ and ‘deterrence’ as ‘deep’ or ‘shallow’, respectively, one can also envisage internally oriented approaches along this same spectrum. An internally oriented – but ‘shallow’ – approach is ‘decoupling’, a phenomenon of organisational behaviour widely explored in sociology

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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

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Catherine Akurut

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A Congolese Experience
Justine Brabant

picking up the phone to call an NGO, call a university research centre. Academics are probably harder to identify and get in touch with than the communications departments at humanitarian organisations, but they are an invaluable asset once their trust is gained. In an ideal world, journalism schools would teach students how to construct a story like a mini sociology survey. If I have succeeded in producing a few instructive articles and books on the Congolese fighters, it is

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Gender Equality and Culture in Humanitarian Action
Ricardo Fal-Dutra Santos

. ( 2018 ), ‘ Gender and Disaster: Foundations and New Directions for Research and Practice ’, in Rodríguez , H. , Donner , W. and Trainor , J. E. (eds), Handbook of Disaster Research , 2nd edition (Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research) ( Cham : Springer International

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