The Resource Disquieting gifts : humanitarianism in New Delhi, Erica Bornstein

Disquieting gifts : humanitarianism in New Delhi, Erica Bornstein

Label
Disquieting gifts : humanitarianism in New Delhi
Title
Disquieting gifts
Title remainder
humanitarianism in New Delhi
Statement of responsibility
Erica Bornstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While most people would not consider sponsoring an orphan's education to be in the same category as international humanitarian aid, both acts are linked by the desire to give. Many studies focus on the outcomes of humanitarian work, but the impulses that inspire people to engage in the first place receive less attention. Disquieting Gifts takes a close look at people working on humanitarian projects in New Delhi to explore why they engage in philanthropic work, what humanitarianism looks like to them, and the ethical and political tangles they encounter. Motivated by debates surrounding Marcel Mauss's The Gift, Bornstein investigates specific cases of people engaged in humanitarian work to reveal different perceptions of assistance to strangers versus assistance to kin, how the impulse to give to others in distress is tempered by its regulation, suspicions about recipient suitability, and why the figure of the orphan is so valuable in humanitarian discourse. The book also focuses on vital humanitarian efforts that often go undocumented and ignored and explores the role of empathy in humanitarian work"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
361.70954/56
Index
index present
LC call number
HV395.N4
LC item number
B67 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in human rights
Label
Disquieting gifts : humanitarianism in New Delhi, Erica Bornstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philanthropy -- Trust -- Orphans -- Experience -- Empathy -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn794489186
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804782081
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b26557393
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794489186
  • pebcs0804782083

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