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Deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos
Iosif Kovras and Simon Robins

and humanitarianism towards migrants and thus conceptualise the border very differently from mainland Greeks. As the leader of the group pointed out, the locals ‘see this as primarily a humanitarian problem, not a political one’. In the following section, we argue that the humanitarian lens through which locals approach the problem is not limited to the community, but also involves the local authorities. In turn, this has created opportunities for civil society to push for the accommodation of migrant demands, at times even replacing the sovereign state. To explore

in Migrating borders and moving times
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In search of global health
Didier Fassin

–849 . Barnett , M. ( 2011 ) Empire of Humanity. A History of Humanitarianism . New York : Cornell University Press . Bausch , D. and M. Clougherty ( 2015 ) ‘ Ebola Virus: Sensationalism, Science, and Human Rights ’, The Journal of Infectious Diseases 212 , S79–S83 . Bhabha , H

in Global health and the new world order
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Vanya Kovačič

violence, or critical humanitarianism ( Mosse, 2004 ; Mosse and Kruckenberg, 2017 ; Farmer, 2001 ; 2006 ; Fox, 2014 ; Redfield, 2013 ), I do not use a critical lens per se. I maintain an observational stance, open to interpretation. The book is written in a narrative style, rich with the voices of the participants, who highlight, in their own words, the authentic world they are describing

in Reconstructing lives
The case of R337h in Brazil
Sahra Gibbon

–205 . Lakoff , A. ( 2010 ) ‘ Two regimes of global health ’, Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism and Development 1 ( 1 ), 59–79 . Lee , S. ( 2013 ) ‘ The political economy of personalized medicine, health disparities and race ’, in Anthropology of Race: Genes, Biology and Culture, ed. Hartigan , J. (pp. 151–169 ). Santa Fe, NM : School for Advanced Research Press

in Global health and the new world order
Enacting human rights in mental health care in Ghana
Ursula M. Read

’ institutions, most notoriously from asylums to prisons (Gostin, 2008 ; Lovell and Rhodes, 2014 ). Nonetheless, the application of human rights to mental health paralleled in many ways the wider promotion of a universal humanitarianism, from the rights of man to the founding constitutions of the UN and WHO. In the 1960s opposition to compulsory psychiatric detention and treatment in the US took inspiration from the civil rights movement, with people who had experienced involuntary confinement coming together to advocate for their rights. Some successfully launched appeals

in Global health and the new world order
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Enigmas of communication
Paul Carter

all, his language studies. In the event, this proves not to be the case, although the one attempt to find Dawson's humanitarianism ethnically biased fails in my view. The real repositories of memory in the colony are fires not libraries: Buntingdale's conversations with local informants were reduced to ashes and the same fate overtook Dawson's papers when house and effects were sold. As a result, the sole record of Dawson's activities and interests is a scrapbook, long held in the family and recently made available online. From entries in the scrapbook Raymond

in Translations, an autoethnography
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Al-‘imaara (the building) as topos
Mona Abaza

contradictory approaches to urban rule that are both repressive and liberating (Amar 2013b: 7). These ‘humanitarian’ measures gave legitimacy, if not exactly popularity, to the military in its early days of rule through the pervasive campaign on the ‘war on terror’ against Islamic terrorism, which went hand in hand with restoring the so-called order after the chaos that accompanied the retreat of the police forces from 2011 until 2013. Following Amar’s argument on armed humanitarianism, the Sisi regime, for example, also championed public morality as a way of protecting women

in Cairo collages
Missing persons and colonial skeletons in South Africa
Nicky Rousseau

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