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2441Chapter5 16/10/02 8:05 am Page 132 5 Masking the past: the Second World War and the Balkan Historikerstreit A very considerable part of the Croatian political elite, supported by the Catholic hierarchy and Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac himself, supported this national and religious intolerance, and strongly supported policies of clericalism and racism, marked by mass killings, forced conversions and the deportation of the Serbian Orthodox population as well the slaughter of the Jews and Gypsies. (Dušan Bataković, ‘The National Integration of the Serbs

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Justin A. Joyce introduces the eighth volume of James Baldwin Review with a discussion of the US Supreme Court, the misdirected uproar over Critical Race Theory, a survey of canonical dystopian novels, and the symbolism of masking during COVID-19.

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) humanitarian research agendas. I became cognisant of the limited efforts to understand how good intentions coexist with a system of international aid and intervention that seems harmful not for the few but for the many. The silence of too many researchers simultaneously masks and normalises the harmful consequences of the aid system. The scholarship and advice I was exposed to as my early academic career developed prompted me to explore the contradictory logic of international aid empirically: I set out to make a database of the EU’s ‘ethical’ behaviour

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transport, delivery services, nursing and cleaning services). Differential vulnerability arises from biological and/or social disadvantages that result in morbidities involving immune system compromise, or which create constraints in adhering to lockdown requirements, such as mask-wearing. 9 A Tunisian study, for example, found women who had experienced previous domestic abuse were at increased risk

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A Focus on Community Engagement
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Luisa Enria
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Sharon Abramowitz
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Almudena-Mari Saez
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. ( 1999 ), The Mask of Anarchy: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimensions of an African Civil War ( New York : New York University Press ). Enria , L. , Lees , S. , Smout , E. ( 2016 ), ‘ Power, Fairness and Trust: Understanding and

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Uses and Misuses of International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Principles
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some humanity, whether medical facilities or places where food and survival kits are distributed. The fact that these are invaluable, sometimes life-saving, for those who can take advantage of them should not mask the stark reality that humanitarians and the principles they invoke have no impact at all on the reality of war, which is a wrecking ball. ‘Even war has rules’, say the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) flyers protesting hospital bombings. In theory, hospitals and

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. What can also be said is the problem of violence still seems insurmountable to us today. It always appears before us as timeless and timely – historically set and fully in keeping with the contemporary (dis)order of things. Our best chance of survival then, it seems, is to learn to civilise violence and push it to the margins of society. And yet this too demands a certain mask of mastery, for the claims to have better perfected its appearance has relied fully on the stripping away of any diagnosis of deeply structured forms of everyday violence whose effects are

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paintings, including The Spirit of the Red Cross and The Madonna of the Battlefield , a large canvas showing the heroism of Red Cross workers on the battlefield. Collections of portrait masks, a Red Cross flag consecrated on the tomb of Christ in Jerusalem, and new acquisitions such as the legendary doll ‘Rose Percy’ rounded off the museum’s exhibit (see Brigham, 1924 ; Givenwilson-Kilner, 1927 ; Washington Post , 1920

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Chen Reis
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Henri Myrttinen
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Philipp Schulz
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Lewis Turner
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, such as Sri Lanka and Syria, men and boys were also targeted in additional contexts, such as at the time of arrest or capture and at military checkpoints ( Touquet, 2018a ; Chynoweth, 2017 ). The fallacy that conflict-related sexual violence against men and boys is primarily perpetrated in detention or captivity is harmful because it obfuscates sexual violence perpetrated in other contexts and masks the sexualised nature of these violations ( Charman, 2018 ; Gray and Stern

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. ( 2003 ), Trauma and the Memory of Politics ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ). Fanon , F. ( 1975 ), Black Skin, White Masks ( London : Paladin ). Fassin , D. ( 2013 ), ‘ The Predicament of Humanitarianism ’, Qui Parle

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