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  1. Key texts and useful sources 7 items
    1. Contemporary states of emergency: the politics of military and humanitarian interventions - Didier Fassin, Mariella Pandolfi 2010

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    2. Forces of compassion: humanitarianism between ethics and politics - Erica Bornstein, Peter Redfield c2010

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    3. Complex emergencies - David Keen 2008

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    4. Fieldwork under fire: contemporary studies of violence and survival - Carolyn Nordstrom, Antonius C. G. M. Robben Ã1995 (electronic resource)

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    5. States of Violence - Fernando Coronil, Julie Skurski

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    6. Violence in war and peace - Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Philippe I. Bourgois 2004

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  2. Week 1 - Introduction to anthropological perspectives on war and humanitarian assistance 2 items
    1. Homo sacer: sovereign power and bare life - Giorgio Agamben c1998

      Book Recommended reading

    2. State of exception - Giorgio Agamben 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Other reading

  3. Week 2: What is war? 10 items
    1. Deadly myths of aggression - Carolyn Nordstrom 1998/12/06

      Article Essential reading

    2. Complex emergencies - David Keen 2008

      Book Recommended reading Chapter One - 'War'

    3. No peace, no war: an anthropology of contemporary armed conflicts - Paul Richards, Bernhard Helander 2005

      Book Recommended reading Chapter One - New war: an ethnographic approach

    4. Ten Points on War. - Ferguson, R. Brian1 2008

      Article Recommended reading

    5. A rational kind of madness - David Keen 02/1997

      Article Recommended reading

    6. Anthropology and Militarism - Hugh Gusterson 2007

      Article Other reading

    7. War: Back to the Future - Anna Simons 1999

      Article Other reading

  4. Week 3 - War and Ethnicity: the construction of the 'other'. 11 items
    1. Purity and exile: violence, memory, and national cosmology among Hutu refugees in Tanzania - Liisa H. Malkki 1995

      Book Recommended reading

    2. Annihilating difference: the anthropology of genocide - Alexander Laban Hinton c2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading Chapter One - The Dark Side of Modernity

  5. Week 4 - War by another name: state violence 8 items
    1. Death squad: the anthropology of state terror - Jeffrey A. Sluka c2000

      Book Recommended reading

    2. Violence, Terror, and the Crisis of the State - Carole Nagengast 1994

      Article Recommended reading

  6. Week 5 Peacetime crimes: the violence of everyday life 6 items
    1. Violence in war and peace - Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Philippe I. Bourgois 2004

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  7. Week 6 - The aftermath: truth, trauma and justice 9 items
    1. Unspeakable truths: transitional justice and the challenge of truth commissions - Priscilla B. Hayner 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading I haven't read the second edition, but based on the first - this is a handy overview of the various issues raised by transitional justice.

    2. The politics of truth and reconciliation in South Africa: legitimizing the post-apartheid state - Richard Wilson 2001

      Book Recommended reading

  8. READING WEEK - NO LECTURES OR SEMINARS 0 items
  9. Week 8 - Humanitarianism: origins & issues 10 items
    1. Miriam Ticktin - Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology - The New School for Social Research

      Webpage Essential reading Use this webpage to follow the link to her article on 'Transnational Humanitarianism'

    2. In defence of humanitarianism - Nicholas Stockton 1998

      Article Recommended reading

    3. Forces of compassion: humanitarianism between ethics and politics - Erica Bornstein, Peter Redfield c2010

      Book Recommended reading Chapter 3 - The impossible problem of neutrality

    4. Contemporary states of emergency: the politics of military and humanitarian interventions - Didier Fassin, Mariella Pandolfi 2010

      Book Recommended reading Chapter 1: The idea of emergency

    5. Complex emergencies - David Keen 2008

      Book Recommended reading Chapter 6 - Aid

    6. Humanitarianism in question 2008

      Book  Chapter Three: The Imperative to Reduce Suffering Charity, Progress, and Emergencies in the Field of Humanitarian Action by Craig Calhoun

  10. Week 9: Humanitarianism, refugees and camps 3 items
  11. Week 10: Humanitarianism and "bare life" 9 items
    1. Doctors, Borders, and Life in Crisis - Peter Redfield 2005

      Article Recommended reading

    2. Humanitarian reason: a moral history of the present times - Didier Fassin c2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading Chapter 5 - Ambivalent Hospitality: governing the unwanted

    3. Humanitarian Space as Arena: A Perspective on the Everyday Politics of Aid - Dorothea Hilhorst, Bram J. Jansen 11/2010

      Article Recommended reading

    4. Managing the Undesirables - Michel Agier

      Book Recommended reading

  12. Week 11 - Humanitarian governance: 'the state of exception' 5 items
    1. Humanitarian Reason : A Moral History of the Present - Didier Fassin 2011

      Book  Chapter One Introduction: Humanitarian Government

    2. Contemporary states of emergency: the politics of military and humanitarian interventions - Didier Fassin, Mariella Pandolfi 2010

      Book Recommended reading Chapters - 'The passions of protection' & 'Compassionate militarization'

  13. Further readings 1 item
    1. The thin blue line - Conor Foley 2010

      Book Recommended reading Chapter 2 - 'Humanitarian interventions'

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