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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)

      Book 

    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'. 14 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 Read Chapter 6: Cultural Face of Terror

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

      Book Recommended reading Chapter One - The Dark Side of Modernity

    4. The media of conflict: war reporting and representations of ethnic violence - Tim Allen, Jean Seaton 1999

      Book Other reading

    5. Neighbors at war: anthropological perspectives on Yugoslav ethnicity, culture, and history - Joel M. Halpern, David A. Kideckel 2000

      Book Other reading

  5. Week 4 - War by another name: state violence 13 items
    1. Fear as a Way of Life - Linda Green 1994

      Article Essential reading

    2. Death squad: the anthropology of state terror - Jeffrey A. Sluka c2000

      Book Recommended reading PDF of introduction is available on BBL

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

      Article Recommended reading

    4. Violence Performed and Imagined - Jeffrey S. Juris 12/2005

      Article Other reading

    5. The anthropology of the state: a reader - Aradhana Sharma, Akhil Gupta 2006

      Book Other reading

  6. Week 5 Peacetime crimes: the violence of everyday life 17 items
    1. The Power of Violence in War and Peace - Philippe Bourgois 03/2001

      Article Essential reading

    2. An Anthropology of Structural Violence - Paul Farmer 06/2004

      Article Recommended reading

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

      Book Recommended reading Read Chapters in Section Peacetime Crimes

    4. The Hyper-Shantytown - Javier Auyero 07/2000

      Article Recommended reading

    5. In search of respect: selling crack in El Barrio - Philippe I. Bourgois 2003

      Book Recommended reading

    6. Death without weeping: the violence of everyday life in Brazil - Nancy Scheper-Hughes 1992

      Book Other reading

    7. Small wars and invisible genocides - Nancy Scheper-Hughes 1996-9

      Article Other reading

    8. Violence and the State at the Urban Margins - Javier Auyero, Agustín Burbano de Lara, María Fernanda Berti 02/2014

      Article Other reading

    9. Masculinity and undocumented labor migration: injured latino day laborers in San Francisco - Nicholas Walter, Philippe Bourgois, H Margarita Loinaz 2004-9

      Article Other reading

    10. The Moral Economy of Violence in the US Inner City - George Karandinos, Laurie Kain Hart, Fernando Montero Castrillo, Philippe Bourgois 02/2014

      Article Other reading

    11. The embodiment of inequality - Didier Fassin 2003-6

      Article Other reading

    12. Dead zones of the imagination - David GRAEBER 09/2012

      Article Other reading

  7. Week 6 - The aftermath: truth, trauma and justice 17 items
    1. On having Voice and Being Heard - Fiona C. Ross 09/2003

      Article Essential reading

    2. Annihilating Difference : The Anthropology of Genocide 2002

      Book Recommended reading The section "After Genocide"

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

      Book Recommended reading

    4. Genocide: truth, memory, and representation - Alexander Laban Hinton, Kevin Lewis O'Neill 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    5. Western and Local Approaches to Justice in Rwanda - Peter Uvin and Charles Mironko 2003

      Article Recommended reading

    6. Everyday Reconciliation - Ann E. Kingsolver 12/2013

      Article Other reading

  8. READING WEEK - NO LECTURES OR SEMINARS 0 items
  9. Week 8 - Humanitarianism: origins & issues 13 items
    1. In defence of humanitarianism - Nicholas Stockton 1998

      Article Essential reading

    2. Miriam Ticktin - Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology - The New School for Social Research

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

    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. Humanitarianism in question: politics, power, ethics - Michael N. Barnett, Thomas G. Weiss 2008 (electronic resource)

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

    6. Complex emergencies - David Keen 2008

      Book Other reading Chapter 6 - Aid

    7. A less modest witness - PETER REDFIELD 02/2006

      Article Other reading

    8. Le sans-frontierisme - Jonathan Benthall 12/1991

      Article Other reading

    9. Famine crimes: politics & the disaster relief industry in Africa - Alex De Waal, African Rights (Organization), International African Institute 1997

      Book Other reading

    10. Humanitarianism in question: politics, power, ethics - Michael N. Barnett, Thomas G. Weiss 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Other reading

  10. Week 9: Humanitarianism, refugees and camps 9 items
    1. Humanitarian reason: a moral history of the present times - Didier Fassin c2012 (electronic resource)

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

    2. Managing the Undesirables - Michel Agier

      Book Recommended reading

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

      Article Recommended reading

    2. Thinking Beyond Humanitarian Borders. - Ticktin, Miriam 2016

      Article 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'

  14. In search of respect: selling crack in El Barrio - Philippe I. Bourgois 2003

    Book Other reading

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