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Grassroots exceptionalism in humanitarian memoir
Emily Bauman

Memoir has for some time played a significant role in the expansion and interpretation of the humanitarian industry. It was Henri Dunant’s 1862 memoir A Memory of Solferino that made the case for the first global institutionalisation of humanitarian work in the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) and Geneva Convention, and Moritz Thomsen’s 1969 memoir Living Poor

in Global humanitarianism and media culture

This collection interrogates the representation of humanitarian crisis and catastrophe, and the refraction of humanitarian intervention and action, from the mid-twentieth century to the present, across a diverse range of media forms: traditional and contemporary screen media (film, television and online video) as well as newspapers, memoirs, music festivals and social media platforms (such as Facebook, YouTube and Flickr). The book thus explores the historical, cultural and political contexts that have shaped the mediation of humanitarian relationships since the middle of the twentieth century. Together, the chapters illustrate the continuities and connections, as well as the differences, which have characterised the mediatisation of both states of emergency and acts of amelioration. The authors reveal and explore the significant synergies between the humanitarian enterprise, the endeavour to alleviate the suffering of particular groups, and media representations, and their modes of addressing and appealing to specific publics. The chapters consider the ways in which media texts, technologies and practices reflect and shape the shifting moral, political, ethical, rhetorical, ideological and material dimensions of international humanitarian emergency and intervention, and have become integral to the changing relationships between organisations, institutions, governments, individual actors and entire sectors.

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Michael Lawrence and Rachel Tavernor

authors examine a range of media, including the memoir, the news, social media, television and film, and their representations of humanitarian relationships. In chapter 4 , ‘The Naive Republic of Aid: Grassroots Exceptionalism in Humanitarian Memoir’, Emily Bauman considers humanitarian memoir and argues that the genre can provide a counter-discourse of humanitarian government, specifically through its presentation of the

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
The Marshall Plan films about Greece
Katerina Loukopoulou

A. Hemsing , ‘ The Marshall Plan’s European Film Unit, 1948–55: A Memoir and Filmography ’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television , 14 : 3 ( 1994 ), pp. 269 – 97 . 7 D. W. Ellwood , ‘“ You Too Can be Like Us”: Selling the Marshall Plan ’, History Today

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Security politics and identity policy
Anthony Burke

a powerful anticommunism and an acceptance of the ‘domino theory’, but also upon a profound existential anxiety vis-à-vis the future development of Asia: as Australian Ambassador to Washington Howard Beale explained in his 1977 memoir, ‘we are a western outpost hard by Asia in revolution, and we need allies’ (cited in Pemberton, 1987 : 162). For conservatives, such anxieties

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
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Living in the shadow
Ronit Lentin

process led me to realise that I too belong to a silent survivor family, who, in struggling to make a life in Palestine and then Israel among the ‘new Jews’, who, I argue, were the masculine antithesis of the feminised diaspora and Holocaust, preferred not to speak about ‘there’. The auto/biographical and the intellectual indelibly linked. My work was inspired by Bauman’s seminal Modernity and the Holocaust (1989),’ written in the wake of his wife Janina Bauman’s (1986) memoir of surviving the war, hidden, in the Warsaw ghetto and beyond. Her work helped Bauman see the

in Co-memory and melancholia
John Dumbrell

’s tenure as Ambassador to the UN under President Ford. Moynihan’s UN memoir 15 —essentially an assault on the double standards, anti-Israeli and anti-American biases of the institution—had, by the early 1980s, become a classic recognition of how little could be achieved through indiscriminate international multilateralism. A former member of the Socialist Party of America and a Democrat until 1985

in Intelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq
Decisionmaking, intelligence, and the case for war in Iraq
Mark Phythian

. 6 See, for example, Julia Langdon, “Labour’s Falling Star”, Independent , Sep. 26, 1998. His estranged wife’s memoir, Margaret Cook, A Slight and Delicate Creature: The Memoirs of Margaret Cook (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999), didn’t help matters. 7 Nicholas

in Intelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq
Bruce Cumings

Times (7 January 2016 ), , accessed 10 March 2019. 13 BBC, ‘North Korea Fires Long Range Rocket Despite Warning’ (7 February 2016), , accessed 12 March 2019. 14 H. McDonald , ‘ Mutual Interest Binds China to North Korea ’, Sydney Morning Herald (16 December 2006 ), , accessed 10 March 2019. 15 L. Panetta with J. Newton , Worthy Fights: A Memoir of

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
The changing view of Germany in Anglo-American geopolitics
Lucian Ashworth

. Wolkersdorfer , ‘ Karl Haushofer and geopolitics: the history of a German mythos ’, Geopolitics , 4 : 3 ( 1999 ), pp. 145–60, at p. 152 . 3 H. Wanklyn , Friedrich Ratzel: A Biographical Memoir and Bibliography ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1961 ). 4 E. Churchill Semple , Influences of Geographic Environment on the Basis of Ratzel’s System of Anthropo-geography ( London : Constable , 1911 ), preface. 5 J. Herbst , The German Historical School in American Scholarship: A Study in the Transfer of Culture ( Ithaca : Cornell University Press

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks