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The imperial metropolis of Heart of Darkness

feminised public opinion based on idealist liberal humanitarianism. It hints at metropolitan irresponsibility in delegating control over production to private corporations which are themselves structured upon delegated overseas control, secretaries and nepotism. The text also displays a rather elitist tendency to detest bourgeois and petty-bourgeois metropolitan subjects less for the barbaric exploitation and domination they sanction but – somewhat like Eliot in The Waste Land – for their social conformism, psychological superficiality and existential inauthenticity.17

in Postcolonial contraventions
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entanglement in the physical sciences. In Chapter 4, I examined the dilemmas of humanitarianism, and the separations and distinctions that the concept relies on and perpetuates, and in Chapter 5 I argued that the very desire of memory scholars to change the world reinstalls the form of linear, progressive temporality they seek to challenge. EDKINS 9781526119032 PRINT.indd 125 22/02/2019 08:34 126 change and the politics of certainty In each case, I posed a question. Given these difficulties, what are academics to do? Academics are privileged, but they cannot and do not

in Change and the politics of certainty
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Barry, ‘Humanity and Justice in Global Perspective’, p. 207. 14 Cf. H. Shue, ‘Morality, Politics and Humanitarian Assistance’, in B. Nichols and G. Loescher (eds), The Moral Nation: Humanitarianism and U.S. Foreign Policy Today (Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame Press, 1989), pp. 14–16, and Jones, Global Justice , p. 13

in Political concepts

mistreatment of prisoners of war. Another side may be better disposed to those elements of international law that uphold a right of resistance against occupation but less keen on international law's injunctions against harming civilians. Finally, both parties may be disdainful of existing norms of humanitarian law on the grounds that they are controlled by their opponents, but still use the rhetoric of humanitarianism and human rights to accuse the other of hypocrisy. 9

in Antisemitism and the left

others has been criticised for leading to ‘general suspicion or even apathy among media publics’. In the age of ‘post-​humanitarianism’, furthermore, the spectators are less oriented towards the suffering of others than they are towards themselves. On the other hand, the language of vulnerability has the capacity to invoke social formations that Berlant has termed ‘intimate publics’: ‘affective scene[s]‌of identification among strangers’ that promise ‘a complex of consolation, confirmation, discipline, and discussion about how to live as an x’ (2008). As collectives of

in The power of vulnerability

[the sister in charge] had gone off duty, I would have given him some, but she wouldn’t give him any and she was in charge.’127 Significantly, perhaps, Thomas was in a military hospital on the home front; on active service overseas nurses seemed to take a more sympathetic attitude to POWs. Narratives that consider the care of enemy patients’ pain therefore offer a different dimension to nurses’ work and suggest that for some, humanitarianism was just as important as patriotism, especially when the soldiers’ responses to pain were similar to those of British and

in Negotiating nursing
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governance, identifying hospital contributory schemes as arenas within which power and control could be negotiated. 86 Rather than commercial insurance, this had a strong mutual character, with a ‘dual thread of self-interest and humanitarianism’. 87 Indeed, William Beveridge noted approvingly in 1948 that the recent growth of hospital contributory schemes had ‘shown the driving force that emerges when local feeling can be combined with Mutual

in Payment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918–48
Missing persons and colonial skeletons in South Africa

an ‘inside’ literature concerned to document and develop the transitional justice field, often directed towards identifying ‘best practice’ and refining an appropriate ‘toolkit’.3 Counterposed to this is a literature often having much in common with the growing critiques of humanitarianism and human rights, in which transitional justice is seen to be a technique of rule, often allied to nationalist and/or a global neo-liberal politics with its associated depoliticizing effects.4 In the wider transitional justice literature, the South African Truth and

in Human remains and identification

relatively small number of Allied servicemen or men of military age who successfully escaped the occupied zone, it is questionable whether their presence in the Allied military would have turned the tide of battle. However, in aiding such men, occupés asserted their patriotism, their humanitarianism, their willingness to defy the Germans and their wish for an Allied victory. They also adhered to their principles, reconfiguring their moral-​patriotic compass so that for them their actions were always justified, always respectable. Returning soldiers to Allied lines was a

in The experience of occupation in the Nord, 1914– 18
Current policy options and issues

include such informal money transfers in AML regimes are ethically problematic. Their inclusion in AML regimes, for example, is linked to unproven beliefs over their links to terrorism and they are counter-productive insofar as they drive legitimate business underground or damage innocent and small actors who are unable to meet the rising costs of compliance (Lindley, 2009; Tsingou, 2010). Blanket attempts to dismantle these informal systems also fail to recognise that money transferred in this way is often a lifeline in terms of humanitarianism and development (Lindley

in Building a peace economy?