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Interpreting welfare and relief in the Middle East [electronic resource] / edited by Nefissa Naguib and Inger Marie Okkenhaug.

Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (254 p.)
Series:
Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia ; v. 103.
Social, economic, and political studies of the Middle East and Asia, 1385-3376 ; v. 103
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Subjects:
Public welfare -- Middle East.
Social service -- Middle East.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Based on different problematic and methodological perspectives and new sources, this book’s contributions lie in the close study of welfare beyond the religious divides, codifications and indoctrinations. The time span – from 1850 to the present day - represents moments of colonisations, occupations, wars and conflicts which resulted in un-met needs and broken down institutions. What are the stories behind health care, schools, orphanages and vocational schools, maternity homes and hostels? The collection of chapters examine different involvements in welfare activities not only as contextualised in stable communities and nations, but also as they emerge in vulnerable states and disintegrating societies. Furthermore, this volume brings forth the historical and contemporary voices of those who provide relief and the beneficiaries of such efforts. At the core of this book are themes concerned with humanitarianism in relation to people’s unique experiences, state and non-governmental organisations, gender and modernity.
Contents:
Preliminary Materials / Nefissa Naguib and Inger Marie Okkenhaug
Introduction / Nefissa Naguib and Inger Marie Okkenhaug
Orphans And Abandoned Children In Modern Egypt / Beth Baron
A Nation Of Widows And Orphans: Armenian Memories Of Relief In Jerusalem / Nefissa Naguib
Women On A Mission! Scandinavian Welfare And The Armenians In The Ottoman Empire, 1905–1917 / Inger Marie Okkenhaug
Building Bonny Babies—Missionary Welfare Work In Cairo, 1920–1950 / Renate Lunde
Independent Women Missionaries In The Scottish School In Jaffa, 1918–1936: Identifying Subaltern Narratives / Michael Marten
Welfare And Modernity: Three Concepts For The ‘Advanced Woman’ / Susanne Dahlgren
Gendering Refugees: The United Nations Relief And Works Agency (Unrwa) And The Politics Of Relief / Kjersti G. Berg
Mercy Trains And Ration Rolls: Between Government And Humanitarianism In Gaza (1948–67) / Ilana Feldman
Islamic Welfare, Discourse And Practise: The Institutionalization Of Zakat In Palestine / Lars Gunnar Lundblad
Rural Sufism As Channels Of Charity In Nineteenth-Century Jordan / Bethany Walker
Index / Nefissa Naguib and Inger Marie Okkenhaug.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Naguib, Nefissa, 1960-
Okkenhaug, Inger Marie.
ISBN:
1-281-93718-5
9786611937188
90-474-2373-9
OCLC:
441827025
Publisher Number:
10.1163/ej.9789004164369.i-244 DOI