Humanitarian Performance: From Disaster Tragedies to Spectacles of War James Thompson

ISBN: 9780857421098

Published: June 14th 2014

Paperback

236 pages


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Humanitarian Performance: From Disaster Tragedies to Spectacles of War  by  James  Thompson

Humanitarian Performance: From Disaster Tragedies to Spectacles of War by James Thompson
June 14th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 236 pages | ISBN: 9780857421098 | 3.64 Mb

As the world is challenged by a state of constant conflict and by disasters natural and manmade, support communities endeavor through humanitarianism to overcome human suffering and help to build more peaceful and safe futures.Humanitarian Performance argues that the humanitarian project—from its history and rationale to its contemporary practice—can be productively explored through the critical lens of performance studies. Using the outpouring of international support for projects to benefit survivors of the Asian tsunami, the War in Kosovo, and the crisis in Darfur as case studies, this timely volume explores humanitarian attention to these narratives and the stories of tragedy and survival that emerge.

With the peculiar focus and international audiences that the media brings to local tragedies, these contemporary disasters—and the humanitarianism that they elicit— become performance on the world stage.



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