Please join the authors for a discussion of the recently published collection Disadvantaged Childhoods and Humanitarian Intervention: Processes of Affective Commodification and Objectification (https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783030016227 ).
All are welcome! Monday, March 1, 2021, 12-2pm EST, on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by February 27th here: https://forms.gle/NcsZDKjo7ZYXwRRT6
All who register will receive a Zoom invitation on February 28th.
About the book: Disadvantaged Childhoods and Humanitarian Intervention explores how humanitarian interventions for children in difficult circumstances engage in affective commodification of disadvantaged childhoods. The chapters consider how transnational charitable industries are created and mobilized around childhood need—highlighting children in situations of war and poverty, and with indeterminate access to health and education—to redirect global resource flows and sentiments in order to address concerns of child suffering. The authors discuss examples from around the world to show how, as much as these processes can help achieve the goals of aid organizations, such practices can also perpetuate the conditions that organizations seek to alleviate and thereby endanger the very children they intend to help.
The session will feature short presentations by the collection’s editors (Kristen Cheney and Aviva Sinervo) and authors (including Drew Anderson, Estella Carpi, Caroline E. Compretta, Karishma Desai, Chiara Diana, and Sara E. Lahti), followed by Q&A and discussion.