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There is as yet no collection that examines the longer histories of global humanitarianism and media culture, which would enable readers to consider the various continuities, as well as the differences, characterising the mass media’s relationship with international humanitarian crisis and relief. This collection examines this relationship from the 1950s to the present, from Marshall Plan documentaries and the promotion of the Peace Corps in the decades following the Second World War to the role of Facebook in the work of NGOS and the media’s response to the current refugee crisis. The majority of the contributors to the proposed volume are specialists in the fields of media, film and cultural studies and approach the question of humanitarianism-media culture relations from a variety of critical and theoretical perspectives, and draw on other disciplines such as sociology, journalism, politics and anthropology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Figures
  2. p. vii
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. viii-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Global humanitarianism and media culture
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. Part I Histories of humanity
  1. 1. ‘United Nations children’ in Hollywood cinema: Juvenile actors and humanitarian sentiment in the 1940s
  2. pp. 15-38
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  1. 2. Classical antiquity as humanitarian narrative: The Marshall Plan films about Greece
  2. pp. 39-58
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  1. 3. ‘The most potent public relations tool ever devised’?: The United States Peace Corps in the early 1960s
  2. pp. 59-80
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  1. Part II Narratives of humanitarianism
  1. 4. The naive republic of aid: Grassroots exceptionalism in humanitarian memoir
  2. pp. 83-102
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  1. 5. ‘Telegenically dead Palestinians’: Cinema, news media and perception management of the Gaza conflicts
  2. pp. 103-121
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  1. 6. The Unknown Famine: Television and the politics of British humanitarianism
  2. pp. 122-142
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  1. Part III Reporting refuge and risk
  1. 7. European borderscapes: The management of migration between care and control
  2. pp. 145-166
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  1. 8. The role of aid agencies in the media portrayal of children in Za’atari refugee camp
  2. pp. 167-186
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  1. 9. Selling the lottery to earn salvation: Journalism practice, risk and humanitarian communication
  2. pp. 187-204
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  1. Part IV Capitalism, consumption and charity
  1. 10. Consumption, global humanitarianism and childhood
  2. pp. 207-223
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  1. 11. Liking visuals and visually liking on Facebook: From starving children to satirical saviours
  2. pp. 224-245
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  1. 12. The corporate karma carnival: Offline and online games, branding and humanitarianism at the Roskilde Festival
  2. pp. 246-267
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 268-276
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781526117304
Related ISBN
9781526117298
MARC Record
OCLC
1090813987
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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