additional public support. Thirdworld advocates, in Canada as elsewhere, had been convinced since the mid twentieth century that remedies to global inequalities started with the support of citizens at home ( Ermisch, 2015 ). Many NGOs and international government agencies of the late mid-twentieth century had embarked on campaigns of information aimed at sustaining public opinion in favor of long term work, between upsurges of popular support of relief during situations of war and natural emergency. Such work with the public, education included, enhanced the humanitarian
An Excerpt from Bill V. Mullen’s New Biography, James
Baldwin: Living in Fire, and an Interview with the
Bill V. Mullen
This excerpt from James Baldwin: Living in Fire details a key
juncture in Baldwin’s life, 1957–59, when he was transformed by a
visit to the South to write about the civil rights movement while grappling with
the meaning of the Algerian Revolution. The excerpt shows Baldwin understanding
black and Arab liberation struggles as simultaneous and parallel moments in the
rise of Third World, anti-colonial and anti-racist U.S. politics. It also shows
Baldwin’s emotional and psychological vulnerability to repressive state
violence experienced by black and Arab citizens in the U.S., France, and
Corporations, Celebrities and the Construction of the Entrepreneurial
Annika Bergman Rosamond and Catia Gregoratti
The promotion of female entrepreneurship in the global South has animated a great
deal of feminist research on the World Bank, public-private partnerships and
celebrity-endorsed initiatives. Hingeing on a ‘business case for gender
equality’, it recasts the ‘ThirdWorld Woman’ ( Mohanty, 1984 ) as agentic and endlessly
enterprising ( Wilson, 2011 ; Altan-Olcay, 2016 ; Roberts and Zulfiqar, 2019 ). Recent scholarship, however
new financial model, then humanitarian innovation will be on life support from
institutional donors indefinitely.
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R. ( 2016 ), ‘ Innovation Spaces:
Lessons from the United Nations’ , ThirdWorld
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Marie-Luce Desgrandchamps, Lasse Heerten, Arua Oko Omaka, Kevin O'Sullivan, and Bertrand Taithe
given that sense of belonging in the distribution of power and
resources. This is why there appears to be a common view that Nigeria is not
Bertrand: Kevin, can you tell us where Biafra matters from your
Kevin: When I first came to work on Biafra, it was because of the impact
it had on Ireland and, in particular, how a crisis of that nature transformed the
way that Irish people encountered the ThirdWorld [ Bateman, 2012 ; O
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Taithe , B.
R. ( 2016 ), ‘ Data Hubris?
Humanitarian Information Systems and the Mirage of
Technology’ , ThirdWorld Quarterly ,
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Sandvik , K
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, which would become an ‘icon of ThirdWorld
suffering’, were the ‘watershed that turned the conflict into a global
media event’ (9).
It was neither the first nor the last time such images were used to draw Western
attention to distant suffering. Indeed, the path-breaking collection
Humanitarian Photography – which includes an essay by
Heerten on Biafra – takes a longer view by gathering historians to analyse the
visual culture of humanitarianism from the late nineteenth century to
Technology?’ , ThirdWorld Quarterly ,
39 : 8 ,
1 – 17 .
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Co-Production of Science and the Social Order
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