Conceptualizing “Everyday Humanitarianism”

Ethics, Affects, and Practices of Contemporary Global Helping

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Humanitarianism has become increasingly widespread in our public life— from celebrity culture to Twitter messaging and from Christmas shopping to concert-going. This Special Issue introduces the concept of “Everyday Humanitarianism” for understanding an expanded series of practices in the lives of citizens that purport to make a difference outside the traditional boundaries of professional humanitarian activity. The term can also refer to the quotidian practices of humanitarian workers as they negotiate within the boundaries of formal structures. Everyday humanitarianism can be found in shopping malls and International Organizations alike, and the struggles over its ethics and politics are consistent. Key questions arise: What does helping look like in the age of market-driven, digital media-based action? What are the implications of such practices for the ethics and politics of contemporary compassion? The contributions to this Special Issue examine everyday humanitarianism and provide unconventional, interdisciplinary approaches to understanding selected aspects of this civic and organizational benevolence.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNew Political Science
Vol/bind40
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)625-639
Antal sider15
ISSN0739-3148
DOI
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2018

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Published online: 25. October 2018

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