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New stories on rafted ice
Elana Wilson Rowe

1 Arctic international relations: new stories on rafted ice In October 1988, an Inupiaq hunter saw that three grey whales were trapped in the sea ice off of Point Barrow (Nuvuk), Alaska. These younger ‘teenage’ whales were on a migratory route between Arctic waters and the warm seas of southern California and Mexico, but they had failed to leave their northern feeding ground in time and had become trapped. The North Slope community immediately set to work attempting to break the ice and create breathing holes for the trapped whales. An attempt to borrow a barge

in Arctic governance
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Power in cross-border Cooperation

The volume explores a question that sheds light on the contested, but largely cooperative, nature of Arctic governance in the post-Cold War period: How do power relations matter – and how have they mattered – in shaping cross-border cooperation and diplomacy in the Arctic? Through carefully selected case studies – from Russia’s role in the Arctic Council to the diplomacy of indigenous peoples’ organisations – this book seeks to shed light on how power performances are enacted constantly to shore up Arctic cooperation in key ways. The conceptually driven nature of the enquiry makes the book appropriate reading for courses in international relations and political geography, while the carefully selected case studies lend themselves to courses on Arctic politics.

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Michael Lawrence and Rachel Tavernor

), pp. 1 – 21 ; I. Kapoor , Celebrity Humanitarianism: The Ideology of Global Charity ( London and New York : Routledge , 2013 ); D. Brockington , Celebrity Advocacy and International Development ( New York : Routledge , 2014 ); and L. A. Richey (ed.), Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations ( New York : Routledge , 2015

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Television and the politics of British humanitarianism
Andrew Jones

(26 January 1974), p. 2. 51 P. Woodward , The Horn of Africa: Politics and International Relations ( London : I. B. Tauris , 2003 ), pp. 174 – 6 . 52 TNA, OD 30/449, ‘Paper on drought relief – Sahelian zone and Ethiopia’, 21 December 1973

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Cinema, news media and perception management of the Gaza conflicts
Shohini Chaudhuri

, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in response to a perceived shift in international coverage of the conflict, accused Hamas of using ‘telegenically dead Palestinians’ for their cause: We’re sad for every civilian casualty. They’re not intended. This is the difference between us. Hamas deliberately targets civilians and

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Grassroots exceptionalism in humanitarian memoir
Emily Bauman

Memoir has for some time played a significant role in the expansion and interpretation of the humanitarian industry. It was Henri Dunant’s 1862 memoir A Memory of Solferino that made the case for the first global institutionalisation of humanitarian work in the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) and Geneva Convention, and Moritz Thomsen’s 1969 memoir Living Poor

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
The United States Peace Corps in the early 1960s
Agnieszka Sobocinska

this publicity during the 1960s. It begins by charting the close alliance that Peace Corps HQ, and particularly its first director, Sargent Shriver, built with the burgeoning corporate industries of advertising and public relations. It shows how the Peace Corps rendered international development into a topic for mainstream discussion and public engagement. It also traces some of the political outcomes

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Juvenile actors and humanitarian sentiment in the 1940s
Michael Lawrence

’ and sought to give civilians ‘an emotional investment in the United Nations’. 19 Bennett examines how Hollywood deployed ‘kinship discourses’ – ‘international romances, fraternal combat epics, or paternal fantasies’ – to ‘[facilitate] the big screen’s one-world sensibility by emotionalizing inter-Allied relations’; the significance of the child, however, and of paternal , maternal or parental

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
The Marshall Plan films about Greece
Katerina Loukopoulou

complement my previous work in this field that explored the geopolitical and military contexts of the MP propaganda. 15 This is particularly relevant for the case of Greece, where the Civil War quickly acquired international dimensions, as had been the case with the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. For Amikam Nachmani, historian of international relations, ‘few if any twentieth-century civil wars involved greater foreign intervention

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Journalism practice, risk and humanitarian communication
Jairo Lugo-Ocando and Gabriel Andrade

and Christianity and more recently shared by socialist ideologies. 4 In their view, pity is not a proper way to promote others’ wellbeing, in as much as it diminishes the other person’s potential for self-reliance. To a certain extent, we tend to agree with this stance as in our view these regimes of pity tend to obviate, all too often, the power relations between those who suffer and the spectators. 5

in Global humanitarianism and media culture