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Debates over cultural conventions in French punk
Jonathyne Briggs

7 Distortions in distance: debates over cultural conventions in French punk Jonathyne Briggs On 6 May 1968, a cadre of French police entered the Sorbonne to restore order, called by administrators in response to the alleged destruction of auditorium chairs, three to be exact, caused by the student occupation that began earlier that weekend in protest against the actions of administrators at the Nanterre campus. The subsequent mêlée between the police and students sparked broader protests, as young workers instigated a series of strikes through France during the

in Fight back
Matthew Hunt, Sharon O’Brien, Patrick Cadwell and Dónal P. O’Mathúna

divides of languages but also to allow deeper ethical engagement: an ethics of exchange ( O’Mathúna and Hunt, 2019 ). Writing about the act of translation, Ricoeur articulated the concept of linguistic hospitality as an ‘act of inhabiting the word of the Other, paralleled by the act of receiving the word of the Other into one’s own home, one’s own dwelling’ ( 2007 : xvi). Humanitarian aid entails overcoming distances

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
David Rieff

, 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 form part of the same larger global moral project. 2 Given the growing dependence of some of the most

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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

‘utterly fantastical’. The functions of these digital technologies are not necessarily novel: paper maps have existed for centuries; pedometers date back to the eighteenth century; devices measuring distances cycled or walked, spectacles, prosthetic devices and wristwatches are further examples of historical wearable technologies ( Carter et al. , 2018 ). However, because of mass production, digital technologies – human–computer interfaces, and the networked, biosensing

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Staff Security and Civilian Protection in the Humanitarian Sector
Miriam Bradley

, potentially, an escalation of violence ( Collinson and Duffield, 2013 : iv, 19–22). Furthermore, several authors argue that the increasing resort to hard security measures and fortified aid compounds has led to the ‘bunkerisation’ of aid and the paradox that aid agencies gain or maintain access in insecure environments at the same time as (especially expatriate) personnel are distanced from those they seek to assist ( Collinson and Duffield, 2013 ; Duffield

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A Focus on Community Engagement
Frédéric Le Marcis, Luisa Enria, Sharon Abramowitz, Almudena-Mari Saez and Sylvain Landry B. Faye

authorities during the riots, at their perceived inability to protect the interest of the community in the face of the cynical interests of the response. Unlike national politicians, who could distance themselves from the decision to close the market, the Chief highlighted the risk to his safety during the riot as an explanation for his absence from the scene. It was people like him, he noted, that traders held responsible for continued hardship despite

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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design
Mark Duffield

the same time, despite agency growth and extensive efforts to professionalise relief work, there was little commensurate increase in effectiveness ( Fiori et al ., 2016 ). Growing risk aversion and recourse to remote management, moreover, created problems of distancing and loss of familiarity ( Healy and Tiller, 2014 ). Distracted by debt-fuelled uncertainty, rather than an indignant citizenry, Western publics now present as so many disillusioned, ironic spectators ( Chouliaraki, 2013 ). Diplomatic influence has also declined ( Mair, 2013

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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
Stephen Hopgood

is feasible, China and the US will need to see it as in their mutual interest. To protect its people, investments and products, China will need to deploy power over significant distances, giving rise to costly strategic interests and a case for cooperation ( Ikenberry, 2012 ). But China need never again feel forced to follow rules or norms which it does not support. It now has a choice. What consequence in terms of its international reputation or power would follow from it refusing to support the global humanitarian system, instead, for

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Interpreting Violence on Healthcare in the Early Stage of the South Sudanese Civil War
Xavier Crombé and Joanna Kuper

extension of the violence enacted in a wider frame’ ( Benton and Atshan, 2016 : 155). Hence the need to better document, as this article has sought to do, the ways in which forms of care may still be delivered when a hospital comes under attack and international medical support must find its way from a distance. Notes 1 The authors would like to express their gratitude to all South Sudanese staff and residents who shared their experiences and views, as well as to all MSF

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War economies, peace economies and transformation
Jenny H. Peterson

the physical violence associated with war economies, or having the appearance of being far removed from the political economy of violence due to their involvement only at a seemingly distant node in a commodity chain, what are often (wrongly) classified as peace economies are in fact clearly connected to political economies of violence. Though an actor’s distance in terms of geography and role in the commodity chain does place it nearer to the category of peace economy on the spectrum, one should not dismiss the need to address activities occurring in these areas in

in Building a peace economy?