Distance and Suffering

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dc.contributor.author Anne en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T06:51:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T06:51:05Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-09 en_US
dc.identifier 9788759384664 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Vestergaard , A 2011 , Distance and Suffering : Humanitarian Discourse in the Age of Mediatization . Ph.D.-afhandling , Samfundslitteratur , Frederiksberg . PhD Series , no. 12.2011 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 32398165 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8318
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the history of humanitarian organizations as agents in public life. When taking on the role as mediators between Western publics and distant sufferers, what conception of social responsibility do humanitarian organizations promote? What are the consequences of the institutional context of these organizations on the form of social responsibility that they are able to promote? In a historical perspective, what changes in these conceptualizations can we observe and to what extent can we understand them as resulting from institutional changes? These questions are asked with the assumption that the discourse of humanitarian organizations is at once a reflection of and a force in the configuration of dispositions in target publics. Enquiring about the history of humanitarian organizations as agents in public life, thus, means enquiring about the ways in which over the past 40 years, these organizations have given meaning to our relation to different sufferers and contributed to shaping our individual and collective conception of the scope and nature of our social responsibility.... en_US
dc.format.extent 201 en_US
dc.publisher Samfundslitteratur en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series en_US
dc.title Distance and Suffering en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US


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