Handbook Humanitarianism and Inequality

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Table of content Handbook on Humanitarianism and Inequality

Introduction: humanitarianism and inequality – a re-orientation - Silke Roth, Bandana Purkayastha, and Tobias Denskus
Part I Historical and (Geo)political dimensions of humanitarianism
Humanitarianism and colonialism - Aoife O’Leary McNeice
Humanitarianism and the global Cold War, 1945–1991 - Margot Tudor
Humanitarianism and the new wars: humanitarianism, security, and
Securitization - Michael Magcamit and Anastassiya Mahon
Humanitarianism, development and peace: a southern perspective - Priya Singh and Paula Banerjee
Localization and the humanitarian sector - Claudia E. Youakim and Rita Stephan
Human rights and humanitarianism - Bandana Purkayastha
Part II Varieties of humanitarian organizations and actors
Humanitarian organizations: behemoths and butterflies - Sarah Stroup
Faith actors in humanitarianism: dynamics and inequalities - Jennifer Philippa Eggert and Olivia Wilkinson

Diaspora assistance - Anjana Narayan and Lise-Hélène Smith
Political solidarity movements and humanitarianism: lessons from Catalonia, Spain (1975–2020) - Salvador Martí Puig and Alberto Martín Álvarez
Subversive humanitarianism - Robin Vandevoordt
Citizen’s groups and grassroots humanitarianism - Shoma Choudhury Lahiri
Humanitarianism and the military - Silke Roth
PART III Intersectuonal perspectives on humanitarians and communities
Race, racialisation, and coloniality in the humanitarian aid sector - Lata Narayanaswamy
Humanitarian organizations as gendered organizations - Rianka Roy
Sexuality and humanitarianism: colonial ‘hauntings’ - Shweta M. Adur
Class matters in humanitarianism - Patricia Ward and Junru Bian
Humanitarianism and disability - Dale Buscher and Emma Pearce
Part IV Persisting and newly emerging issues
Media representations of humanitarianism - Valérie Gorin
Humanitarianism and pandemics - Tulani Francis L. Matenga and Lwendo Moonzwe Davis

Humanitarian technologies - Reem Talhouk
Linguistic inequality in the humanitarian sector: unravelling English-centric multilingualism - Maria Rosa Garrido
Climate change, disasters and humanitarian action - Ilan Kelman and Eija Meriläinen
Refugee protection and assistance - Naoko Hashimoto
Trafficking in persons, long-term vulnerabilities, and humanitarianism - Farhan Navid Yousaf and Muhammad Makki Kakar
Part V Regions
Humanitarianism and Native America - Barbara Gurr
Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Regions - Agnieszka Sobocinska
International humanitarianism in East Asia - Alistair D.B. Cook, Lina Gong, Oscar A. Gómez
West Asia and North Africa - Josepha Wessels
Africa’s long fight for humanitarian self-sufficiency - Oheneba A. Boateng
The Latin American experience: inequality’s role in shaping humanitarianism - Oscar A. Gómez, Simone Lucatello, and Rodrigo Mena
Varieties of European humanitarianism - Silke Roth and Tobias Denskus
Part VI Methods and knowledge production
Humanitarian research ethics and the ethics of research in humanitarian
Settings - Shashika Bandara, Elyse Rafaela A. Conde, Abeer Dakik, and Matthew Hunt
Archives and historical perspectives in researching humanitarianism - Katarzyna Nowak
Quantitative methods - Liesbet Heyse, Nina Hansen, and Rafael Wittek
Power dynamics in the use of qualitative methods in humanitarianism - Margaux Pinaud, Kristina Tschunkert, and Augusta Nannerini
Discussing inequalities in evaluation of humanitarian action - Bonaventure Gbétoho Sokpoh with Tobias Denskus

Pracademvism – forever unequal or the new nexus in global development and humanitarianism - Themrise Khan

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