Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 31, 2015

    Susan Casey: IMG Voices in the Ocean



    In 2010, the year dolphins came into my life, I spent my days working in midtown Manhattan, on the 36th floor of a big, impressive office building.... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$20.00
List price: $33.75
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Partner Warehouse General- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Managing Displacement : Refugees and the Politics of Humanitarianism (00 Edition)

by

Managing Displacement : Refugees and the Politics of Humanitarianism (00 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

Media images of people whose lives are destroyed by international and civil conflicts have long engaged our imaginations and emotions. But what happens to these refugees after displacement, and who takes on the responsibility of reconstructing shattered lives? Since the end of the Cold War, patterns of refugee management have changed dramatically, as states look to avoid the legal obligations and costs of asylum. Working for humanitarian agencies in Kenya and Somalia, Jennifer Hyndman determined that in spite of their best efforts, too often the camps in which these agencies operate can offer only a short-term palliative. In Managing Displacement, Hyndman uses unique insider knowledge both to challenge the political and cultural assumptions of current humanitarian practices and to expose the distancing strategies that characterize present operations.<P>Managing Displacement looks specifically at the powerful organizations that serve refugees — particularly the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Hyndman provides a close reading of humanitarianism on the ground as she examines the policies and practices of the organization at various levels. She offers constructive criticism of organizations like UNHCR, discerning patterns of "ordering disorder" and "disciplining displacement" in their responses to emergencies.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-246) and index.

Table of Contents

Scripting humanitarianism: a geography of "refugee" and the respatialization of response — Border crossings: the politics of mobility — Managing difference: gender and culture in humanitarian emergencies — In the field: camps, compounds, and other spaces — Ordering disorder: sitreps, headcounts, and other instruments — Crossing borders in theory and practice — Beyond the status quo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816633548
Author:
Hyndman, Jennifer
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Author:
er Hyndman
Author:
Jennif
Location:
Minneapolis :
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
International cooperation
Subject:
Disaster Relief & Rescue Operations
Subject:
Political refugees
Subject:
Humanitarian assistance.
Subject:
Refugee camps.
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Office of the United Nations High Commissione
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Barrows Lectures
Series Volume:
v. 16
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 black-and-white photos, 11 line illus
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 5.88 x 0.6 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Bat Boy and His Violin Used Trade Paper $2.50
  2. Sojourner Truth and the Struggle for... Used Trade Paper $1.95
  3. Mother Goose Pop-Up #2: The Movable... Used Hardcover $10.95
  4. Mammalabilia Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family

Managing Displacement : Refugees and the Politics of Humanitarianism (00 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$20.00 In Stock
Product details 288 pages University of Minnesota Press - English 9780816633548 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.