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The challenges of compassion and the Australian humanitarian campaigns for Armenian relief, 1900–30
Joy Damousi

the ‘apathetic attitude’ of European powers. Closer to home, she believed the fact that the ‘unspeakable horror’ of atrocities experienced by the Armenians had ‘made so little stir’ was ‘a significant sign of the times’. In the first decade of the twentieth century there was a ‘modern craze for new things’, she observed. The Armenian story was considered ‘ancient history’, but the suffering by the Armenian population continued. She was frustrated at how easily atrocities were forgotten and stressed the need to constantly remind the world of the ominous threat of

in Aid to Armenia
Gendered legacies and feminist futures in the Asia-Pacific
Katrina Lee-Koo

utility of a project which has not always respected diversity and the plurality of knowledge. Critics suggest that ‘indelibly tainted by association with the meta-narratives of modernity,’ the historical experience of emancipation is one that ‘has become complicit in the suffering engendered by the practices and pathologies of modernism (broadly defined)’ ( Wyn Jones, 2005

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
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Susanne Lachenicht, Charlotte A. Lerg, and Michael Kimmage

The end of the transatlantic era? In the eyes of political commentators the Atlantic Community is crumbling. With the election of a US president who, it appears, no longer feels committed to international cooperation – including the role of the United States in NATO – certain assumptions about transatlantic relationships are being called into question. In Europe, too, populist nationalism(s) further fracture(s) the union. Great Britain, in particular, is struggling to reposition itself along European, Atlantic, and

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered
Richard Jackson

different kind of political community unconnected to the European history and culture that the Pilgrim Fathers escaped from – expresses the collective belief that Americans are a special people (see Hughes 2003). Officials have tapped into this national myth by suggesting that the suffering caused by the attacks is unique and special; America is an exceptional kind of victim. One of the purposes of

in Writing the war on terrorism
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Michael D. Leigh

called upon Buddhist missionaries to go out into towns and villages to campaign against Christianity. Modernism revolutionised attitudes to suffering, poverty, nirvana and the like. Whereas traditional Buddhism represented ‘suffering’ as ‘cosmic suffering’, ‘modernists’ borrowed ideas from Marx, Nietzsche and European Christian Socialists to transform it into ‘social suffering’. Similarly the ‘modernist’ politician Thakin Kodaw Hmain assured Buddhists that if they fought for independence from British rule they could gain

in Conflict, politics and proselytism
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Michael D. Leigh

hard to distinguish one European from another. They all looked, sounded and smelled the same, lived in the same tree-lined civil lines (the more prosperous section of colonial Mandalay in which European Civilians lived), retreated to Kalaw during the hot season, had their babies in Maymyo Civil Hospital and compared ayahs and punkah-wallahs over cups of Earl Grey tea. In times of danger, Europeans closed rank and huddled together for mutual protection. 7 The Wesleyan missionaries enjoyed hobnobbing with the colonial top

in Conflict, politics and proselytism