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David Rieff

will weather this one as well. I certainly hope it will. But to do so, it will have to change radically, as radically as Matteo Salvini, Viktor Orbán and Alternative für Deutschland have transformed Europe’s political, ethical and moral relations of force. And the only way to do this is to let go of humanitarian politics in favor of a politics of the pure and simple. Notes 1 Obviously, despite the efforts of some relief groups to keep their distance from human rights NGOs, the consensus view is that both enterprises

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
The Politics of ‘Proximity’ and Performing Humanitarianism in Eastern DRC
Myfanwy James

management in North Kivu. The region has become the base of long-term international presence: researchers, journalists, peacekeepers, NGOs as well as multinational corporations need to manage uncertainty to work. In this context, the ability to network, analyse and translate has become an important skillset: the ‘fixing’ sector is on the rise. Rather than distinct ‘bubbles’, the worlds of ‘humanitarians’, ‘politics’ and ‘armed groups’ are overlapping and interlinked – individuals do not just broker relationships between these groups, but also move between them. Congolese

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Arjun Claire

, D. ( 2008 ), ‘ The Humanitarian Politics of Testimony: Subjectification through Trauma in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict ’, Cultural Anthropology , 23 : 3 , 531 – 58 , doi: 10.1111/j.1548–1360.2008.00017.x . Fernandes , S. ( 2017 ), Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling

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Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings and Lauren Harris

this and thus were stuck with the challenges of navigating Chinese customs. Another interviewee summarised that China holds a key role in determining the degree to which sanctions are enforced in practice, so Chinese decisions on implementation can have a major impact on humanitarians. Political influence on humanitarian exemptions has been clearly demonstrated by the United States. In 2019, the US administration decided to issue more SVPs and the US mission to the UN started accepting more UNSC exemptions after essentially putting a hold on them before January

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Megan Daigle, Sarah Martin, and Henri Myrttinen

and Staying Alive: Humanitarian Security in the Age of Risk Management ( London : C. Hurst & Co. ), pp. 71 – 82 . Benton , A. ( 2016 ), ‘ Risky Business: Race, Nonequivalence and the Humanitarian Politics of Life ’, Visual Anthropology , 29 : 2 : 187 – 203

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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

. Scott-Smith , T. ( 2018b ), ‘ A Slightly Better Shelter? ’, Limn , 9 , 24 – 6 . Scott-Smith , T. ( 2019 ), ‘ Beyond the Boxes: Refugee Shelter and the Humanitarian Politics of Life ’, American Ethnologist , 46 : 4 , 509 – 21

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Environmental justice and citizen science in a post-truth age
Editors: Thom Davies and Alice Mah

This book examines the relationship between environmental justice and citizen science, focusing on enduring issues and new challenges in a post-truth age. Debates over science, facts, and values have always been pivotal within environmental justice struggles. For decades, environmental justice activists have campaigned against the misuses of science, while at the same time engaging in community-led citizen science. However, post-truth politics has threatened science itself. This book makes the case for the importance of science, knowledge, and data that are produced by and for ordinary people living with environmental risks and hazards. The international, interdisciplinary contributions range from grassroots environmental justice struggles in American hog country and contaminated indigenous communities, to local environmental controversies in Spain and China, to questions about “knowledge justice,” citizenship, participation, and data in citizen science surrounding toxicity. The book features inspiring studies of community-based participatory environmental health and justice research; different ways of sensing, witnessing, and interpreting environmental injustice; political strategies for seeking environmental justice; and ways of expanding the concepts and forms of engagement of citizen science around the world. While the book will be of critical interest to specialists in social and environmental sciences, it will also be accessible to graduate and postgraduate audiences. More broadly, the book will appeal to members of the public interested in social justice issues, as well as community members who are thinking about participating in citizen science and activism. Toxic Truths includes distinguished contributing authors in the field of environmental justice, alongside cutting-edge research from emerging scholars and community activists.

Cinema, news media and perception management of the Gaza conflicts
Shohini Chaudhuri

D. Fassin , ‘ The Humanitarian Politics of Testimony: Subjectification through Trauma in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ’, Cultural Anthropology , 23 : 3 ( 2008 ), p. 537 . 25 Fassin, ‘The Humanitarian Politics of Testimony’, p. 535

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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A tool of environmental justice in Ecuadorian toxic tours
Amelia Fiske

. New York: Basic Books. de Laet, M. and Mol, A. 2000. The Zimbabwe bush pump. Social Studies of Science, 30(2), 225–263. Dematteis, L. and Szymczak, K. 2008. Crude Reflections / Cruda Realidad: Oil, Ruin and Resistance in the Amazon Rainforest. Bilingual. San Fransisco, CA: City Lights Publishers. Edwards, P. N. 1999. Global climate science, uncertainty and politics: Data‐laden models, model‐filtered data. Science as Culture, 8(4), 437–472. Fassin, D. 2008. The humanitarian politics of testimony: Subjectification through trauma in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict

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From starving children to satirical saviours
Rachel Tavernor

‘allows one to read it, to be a solar Eye, looking down like a god’. 39 The architectures of social networks, as discussed above, are not designed for the complexities of humanitarian politics but for consumerism. 40 Facebook users are prevented from the elevated view of the ‘voyeur’ who might read humanitarian communication as a complex process that maps across different inequalities (economic, social, gender, racial). Users

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