Check out this wonderful new publication by K. Jessica Hsu and Mark Schuller “Haiti’s Earthquakes Require a Haitian Solution”.
Missed Our Webinar?
For those who would like to review the webinar Disadvantaged Childhoods and Humanitarian Intervention: Processes of Affective Commodification and Objectification (March 1, 2021) here is a link to the video of the event: https://youtu.be/IM17PpE2aFE
For more information about the book: (https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783030016227 ).
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.