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.
Conspiracy theory and american foreign policy
New Approaches to Conflict Analysis
Series editors: Peter Lawler and Emmanuel Pierre Guittet, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
Until recently, the study of conflict and conflict resolution remained comparatively immune to broad developments in social and political theory. When the changing nature and locus of large-scale conflict in the post-Cold War era is also taken into account, the case for a reconsideration of the fundamentals of conflict analysis and conflict resolution becomes all the more stark.
New Approaches to Conflict Analysis promotes the development of new theoretical insights and their application to concrete cases of large-scale conflict, broadly defined. The series intends not to ignore established approaches to conflict analysis and conflict resolution, but to contribute to the reconstruction of the field through a dialogue between orthodoxy and its contemporary critics. Equally, the series reflects the contemporary porosity of intellectual borderlines rather than simply perpetuating rigid boundaries around the study of conflict and peace. New Approaches to Conflict Analysis seeks to uphold the normative commitment of the field’s founders yet also recognises that the moral impulse to research is properly part of its subject matter. To these ends, the series is comprised of the highest quality work of scholars drawn from throughout the international academic community, and from a wide range of disciplines within the social sciences.
Neutrality, sovereignty and identity: the social construction of Swedish neutrality
The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
Human rights and the borders of suffering: the promotion of human rights in international politics
Critical security in the Asia-Pacific
Political cartoons and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Forces for good: cosmopolitan militaries in the twenty-first century
Intervention and state-building in the Pacific: the legitimacy of ‘cooperative intervention’
Justifying violence: communicative ethics and the use of force in Kosovo
Writing the war on terrorism: language, politics and counter-terrorism
Redefining security in the Middle East
Violence and the state
Potentials of disorder
Balkan holocausts? Serbian and Croatian victim-centred propaganda and the war in Yugoslavia
Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflict: the other side
The social construction of the Korean War
The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence: defending democracy
Naming insecurity – constructing identity: ‘Mayan-women’ in Guatemala on the eve of ‘peace’
The one state solution: a breakthrough for peace in the Israeli–Palestinian deadlock
Conspiracy theory and American foreign policy
Manchester University Press
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