Topics in Anthropology: Humanitarianism


This course offers a critical perspective on the field of humanitarianism-the humanitarian ethos or desire to help those in need as well as the humanitarian norms and practices that guide such interventions. What does it mean to help others, and why (and when) do people choose to do so? When is helping others a moral imperative? Why are some lives saved while others are left to suffer? The course introduces the historical, legal, and political foundations of humanitarian response and investigates into the practices, contexts, and effects of humanitarian intervention. Course content will critically examine humanitarian interventions amid medical, environmental, and conflict contexts and inquire into humanitarian temporalities, spaces, politics, ethics, and care.
Course Attributes: EN S; AS LCD; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC

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Topics in Anthropology: Humanitarianism
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