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The ethics and politics of research with the ‘far right’
Hilary Pilkington

1 The contagion of stigma: the ethics and politics of research with the ‘far right’ Reading the American literature on the extreme Right, it is impossible not to acknowledge the tone of universal disapproval. The conviction prevails that there is something ‘weird’ or ‘alien’ about the extremist. (Fielding, 1981: 15) Fielding attributes this disapproving tone to lack of sympathy towards members of far right groups rooted in the ‘clash between a positivist and a Verstehen methodology’ (1981: 16). Three decades on, interpretivist approaches are well  established

in Loud and proud
Sex and mental illness
Will Jackson

maternal line. When European women had sex with Africans, however, both they and their offspring were irreversibly spoiled. 12 What this meant in psychological terms – and specifically, what it meant for children to be both the objects of their mothers’ love and the carriers of their stigma – we can only imagine. What it meant in social terms is clearer. Prestige depended above all on women behaving as they should. 13 Men also had

in Madness and marginality
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The sanitary control of Muslim pilgrims from the Balkans, 1830–1914
Christian Promitzer

6 Prevention and stigma: the sanitary control of Muslim pilgrims from the Balkans, 1830–1914 Christian Promitzer Introduction The fight against plague and cholera allegedly or actually communicated by Muslim pilgrims from India and Southeast Asia while on the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) has been the object of sustained research in the field of medical history. A recent contribution, Stefan Winkle’s book Cultural History of Epidemics, explains how intensified maritime traffic over the course of the nineteenth century made the region of the Hejaz on the Western

in Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914
Vicky Long

3 CHALLENGING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS THROUGH NEW THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES Perceptions of the asylum changed dramatically between 1837, when the alienist W. A. F. Browne painted a compelling picture of the therapeutic powers of the ideal asylum, ‘a spacious building resembling the palace of a peer, airy, and elevated, and elegant’,1 and 1961, when Enoch Powell, then Minister of Health, unveiled plans to close Britain’s psychiatric hospitals.2 Like many other mental health reformers, Powell conjured a history of psychiatry which legitimated his objectives

in Destigmatising mental illness?
Dispelling Misconceptions about Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict and Displacement
Heleen Touquet
Sarah Chynoweth
Sarah Martin
Chen Reis
Henri Myrttinen
Philipp Schulz
Lewis Turner
, and
David Duriesmith

). Misconception 7: Men/Boy Survivors Are More Profoundly Impacted by Sexual Victimisation than Women and Girls An additional myth that has gained traction is that men/boys survivors are more profoundly impacted by sexual victimisation, face more service uptake barriers and ‘will need to navigate … maybe even greater levels of stigma’ than women and girls ( SVRI, 2012 : 3). While there is some evidence suggesting that men/boy survivors are less likely than women

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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A Belated but Welcome Theory of Change on Mental Health and Development
Laura Davidson

properly trained staff and fully integrated into health and social care systems across the life-course. Community-based rehabilitative approaches must be developed and/or expanded, and the number of qualified service personnel increased. Stigma must be combated. MHPSS must be coordinated, integrated, accountable and culturally appropriate, engaging with the community, including vulnerable groups. Sufficient political will is recognised as essential. National mental health policies

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Lessons from the MSF Listen Experience
Jake Leyland
Sandrine Tiller
, and
Budhaditya Bhattacharya

sick child suffering in a village ’, MSF, (accessed 7 September 2022 ). Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ( 2021 ), ‘ Treating COVID-19 in Yemen amongst Fear, Stigma and Misinformation ’, MSF, (accessed 7 September 2022

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Lisette R. Robles

: [ On the survivor’s fear of stigma ] Like victims of rape, they will be with fear. At times, it will be very difficult for them to move because they think that people will be talking about them. And it is true; people will be talking about them. And you get to know that they were raped, maybe if the pregnancy comes out. It is when they will tell you that ‘I was raped by so and so, or some unknown person’. (Woman Refugee Leader

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What the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Shown Us about the Humanitarian Sphere’s Approach to Local Faith Engagement
Ellen Goodwin

individuals and communities, including through a faith-inspired lens. In the last decade, there has been increased attention on the social and psychological aspects of community recovery across the humanitarian sphere ( Ager et al. , 2005 :159; Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Ager, 2013 : 31). Comparable crises to COVID-19, such as Ebola, reinforced how the fear, trauma and stigma resulting from such public

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What Lessons Can Be Drawn from Case Studies in France, the United States and Madagascar?
Hugo Carnell

denialism by gaining the trust and cooperation of the affected population. Over the course of its long history, plague has been consistently defined by high mortality, rapid spread and association with poverty. Dangerously, affected populations may prioritise avoiding the stigma of plague over responding to it. If plague conflicts with core cultural values, as with Chinese burial rituals in San Francisco or famadihana in Madagascar, a population with

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