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The Ethics of Collective Sponsorship

Virtuous Action and Obligation in Contemporary Tibet

Jane Caple

significance for humanitarian aid as a generosity practice (ibid.: 396–397), as well as a monastic alms boycott (see Kovan 2012 ). Other examples include recent studies of Chinese patronage of Tibetan Buddhism ( Caple 2015 ; Smyer Yü 2012: 111–116 ). However

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Undoing Traceable Beginnings

Citizenship and Belonging among Former Burundian Refugees in Tanzania

Patricia Daley, Ng’wanza Kamata, and Leiyo Singo

term “resident guests” or “ wageni wakazi .” However, for the wageni to access international humanitarian aid, they had to succumb to the bureaucratic label of “refugees” ( Zetter 1991 ) as the criterion for assistance. Liisa Malkki (1995) , in her

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Avoiding Poison

Congolese Refugees Seeking Cosmological Continuity in Urban Asylum

Georgina Ramsay

livelihoods that are independent from government and humanitarian aid ( Sharpe and Namusobya 2012 ). However, there are considerable differences in the economic status, livelihood strategies, and subsistence methods of refugees in the capital ( Hovil 2007

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‘Life Is Tight Here’

Displacement and Desire amongst Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan

Morgen A. Chalmiers

distinct temporal elsewhere. Anthropologists have characterised humanitarian aid as governed by a ‘politics of necessity’ ( Trapp 2016 ) that defines refugees as perpetually in need – as ‘bare life’ ( Nikolopoulou et al. 2000 ) requiring material sustenance

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Capturing Crisis

Solar Power and Humanitarian Energy Markets in Africa

Jamie Cross

‘market-based approaches’ to humanitarian aid across sub-Saharan Africa. As I show, the marketing and distribution of consumer energy technologies to people living in refugee camps presents a unique insight into how economies of capture are folded into

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Transnational Politics in Video Games

The Case of German Military Intervention in “Spec Ops: The Line”

Justin Court

United States exert pressure for increased military engagement. 37 Nevertheless, German participation in the recent fight against isis in the Middle East remained limited to ancillary support and humanitarian aid, was bound constitutionally by limited

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Eric Jennings, Hanna Diamond, Constance Pâris de Bollardière, and Jessica Lynne Pearson

services and humanitarian aid, which she argues was an equally crucial component of the Algerian independence movement’s bid for political sovereignty. Drawing on a wide range of newly available sources in French, English, and Arabic, Johnson heeds the

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Quarantine and Its Malcontents

How Liberians Responded to the Ebola Epidemic Containment Measures

Umberto Pellecchia

the emergency response of the humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), for which I conducted research and provided reports on different aspects of Liberian social dynamics within the epidemic. Here, I focus specifically on

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Towards an Ethnography of Crisis

The Investigation of Refugees’ Mental Distress

Francesca Morra

asylum-seeker and then as a refugee reliant on the humanitarian aid of the asylum system, she enrolled at the university to find some sort of recognition of her background – and probably of her sense of self. Month after month, I got to know Lily better

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“If the coronavirus doesn’t kill us, hunger will”

Regional absenteeism and the Wayuu permanent humanitarian crisis

Claudia Puerta Silva, Esteban Torres Muriel, Roberto Carlos Amaya Epiayú, Alicia Dorado González, Fatima Epieyú, Estefanía Frías Epinayú, Álvaro Ipuana Guariyü, Miguel Ramírez Boscán, and Jakeline Romero Epiayú

water and material means of subsistence, and lacking political autonomy in their territories. They suffer abandonment, corruption, and depend on Colombian person-focused social programs and services and on international humanitarian aid, which are not