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Humanitarian Sex: Biopolitics, Ethics, and Aid Worker Memoir

Black, Shameem


‘Humanitarianism is sexy, or so they say. Unlike other forms of civic aid that go by less glamorous names, such as social work, the word ‘humanitarian’ carries with it a particular glow of grandeur. Because it deploys the language of the human, rather than of the citizen, it is able - indeed compelled - to range promiscuously across national borders in search of bodies to claim as its proper object of attention. This inbuilt distance between the social worlds of the aid worker and of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Literary Studies (ALS)


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