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Valérie Gorin and Sönke Kunkel

, film, graphic materials, and museums. Harnessing diverse methodological approaches to the variety of those visual formats ( de Laat and Gorin, 2016 ; Kurasawa, 2015 ; Lenette, 2016 ), each of the contributions asks how the specific logics, demands, languages, and aesthetics of those media framed historical ways of presenting, seeing, and engaging with suffering. One important finding emerging from those inquiries is that each of those visual media – including the individuals behind them – shaped

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

and cultural context. Architects are meant to focus on the unique appropriateness of a single design, carefully tailored to a situation. Architects are meant to consider the ‘softer’ side of shelter, looking at the quality of the space and the sensitivity of the aesthetics. Architects are trained to think about homes as deeply contextual, rooted in iterative processes of design. The result may indeed by utopian and unworkable, but it is very different from the work of innovators and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Visual Advocacy in the Early Decades of Humanitarian Cinema
Valérie Gorin

pictures to produce an immersive spectacle, relying on the cinematic realism of non-fiction movies to increase the ‘perceptual experience’ and the ‘aesthetics of astonishment’ of the viewers ( Crawford-Holland, 2018 ). Back in the 1920s, ‘cinema … “virtually” extended human perceptions to events and locations beyond their physical and temporal bounds’ ( Uricchio, 1997 : 119). Humanitarian cinema thus participated in transnational campaigns aiming to mobilize and sensitize national audiences. More specifically, these movies also advocated on behalf of distant

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Dominique Marshall

the World , for instance, promised ‘photographs of the family and its home’ that provided an ‘objective look into each family’s environment. There are no concessions to aesthetics or technique there. The photographs reveal the hard facts of life, and, in doing so, help us grasp the increasing depth of the chasm separating peoples and nations’ ( Tremblay, 1988 : preface). The authors of the psychopedagogical guide warned that the exposure of children to images of the Global South was to be done in a relation of trust. The pupils’ sense of honesty and fairness

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Photography and the post­Celtic Tiger landscape
Justin Carville

7 Topographies of terror: photography and the post-­Celtic Tiger landscape Justin Carville The title of this chapter is a sort of homage to Luke Gibbons’s examination of eighteenth-­century landscape aesthetics and Romanticism in Ireland (Gibbons 1996). In the essay from which the title is borrowed, and in several other subsequent publications, Gibbons has examined those moments when the collision of cultures brought about by the violence of colonialism has stimulated the complex intersection of aesthetics and politics in philosophical thought, literature and the

in From prosperity to austerity
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Jenny Edkins

: Oxford University Press, 1985. 43 Chris Darke, ‘Desert of the Disappeared’. 44 Martin-Jones, ‘Archival Landscapes and a Non-Anthropocentric “Universe Memory”’, 707. 45 For a summary of this context, see Kaitlin M. Murphy, ‘Remembering in Ruins: Touching, Seeing and Feeling the Past in Nostalgia De La Luz/Nostalgia for the Light ([2010] 2011).’ Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas 13, no. 3 (2016): 265–81. 46 Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible. Translated by Gabriel Rockhill. London: Continuum, 2004: 63. 47 Ruiz

in Change and the politics of certainty
Casper Sylvest

(1873–1958) and Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) were both instrumental in the rise of analytical philosophy and its focus on language, mathematics and logic. Moore’s cultivation of simple truths, aesthetics and personal experience and Russell’s search for an unpolluted rational foundation of philosophical truth could lead to withdrawal from politics. Yet not 206 Into the twentieth century everyone withdrew: Leonard Woolf (1880–1969), one among several ‘blooms­berries’ captivated by Moore, took a strong interest in politics and became a central internationalist voice

in British liberal internationalism, 1880–1930
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Revolution and loss
Philip Proudfoot

practices. The bulk of the heroic anti-regime aesthetics described in the previous chapter emerged during the civil protest stage, and the early days of the armed resistance, but as the war intensified, the images my friends shared were replaced by pictures of the dead. I suggest a repeated circulation of digital martyrdom posters contributed to the emergence of a “rebel populist martyr,” defined by having

in Rebel populism
Simon Mabon

degree of protection. The city is a fluid entity, often viewed through the lens of networks that go some way into ordering life.3 Beyond this, the aesthetics of a city can be used to develop a national identity, which also brings about exclusion. Decisions over infrastructural and development projects are taken for political reasons, driven by domestic and regional concerns, yet impacting on the lives 126 126 Houses built on sand of citizens and non-​citizens within states and across space. This chapter explores the role of urban environments as sites of sovereign

in Houses built on sand
Social and cultural modernity beyond the nation-state
Author: Shivdeep Grewal

German philosopher Jürgen Habermas has written extensively on the European Union. This is the only in-depth account of his project. Published now in a second edition to coincide with the celebration of his ninetieth birthday, a new preface considers Habermas’s writings on the eurozone and refugee crises, populism and Brexit, and the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.

Placing an emphasis on the conception of the EU that informs Habermas’s political prescriptions, the book is divided into two main parts. The first considers the unfolding of 'social modernity' at the level of the EU. Among the subjects covered are Habermas's concept of juridification, the latter's affinities with integration theories such as neofunctionalism, and the application of Habermas's democratic theory to the EU. The second part addresses 'cultural modernity' in Europe – 'Europessimism' is argued to be a subset of the broader cultural pessimism that assailed the project of modernity in the late twentieth century, and with renewed intensity in the years since 9/11.

Interdisciplinary in approach, this book engages with European/EU studies, critical theory, political theory, international relations, intellectual history, comparative literature, and philosophy. Concise and clearly written, it will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals with an interest in these disciplines, as well as to a broader readership concerned with the future of Europe