Organizing disaster : the construction of humanitarianism / by Adam Rostis.

Rostis, Adam, author.
Bingley, England : Emerald, 2016.
1 online resource (167 p.)
First edition.
Critical Management Studies
Critical Management Studies

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Humanitarian assistance.
International relief.
Electronic books.
This book challenges the taken-for-granted status of organizations such as the Red Cross and Medecins Sans Frontieres, by problematizing humanitarianism. It is a unique contribution to organization studies, re-reading humanitarianism to show that humanitarian organizations essentially serve as global disciplinary institutions.
Front Cover; Organizing Disaster; Critical Management Studies; Copyright page; Contents; Foreword; Chapter 1 Introduction and Outline of the Book; 1.1. Outline of the Book; 1.2. Why Postcolonial Theory and Humanitarianism?; 1.3. What Is the Intellectual Problem?; 1.4. Decentering Common Sense: Genealogy as Method; 1.5. Using Genealogy in Problematizing Humanitarianism; 1.6. Theoretical Framework - Postcolonialism; 1.7. Constraints; 1.8. Outline of the Chapters; Chapter 2 Methodology; 2.1. Genealogy; 2.2. What Is Genealogy?; 2.3. The Theoretical Basis of Genealogy; 2.4. Discourse
2.5. Genealogy as Methodology2.6. The Practice of Genealogy; 2.6.1. Historiography; 2.6.2. Descent and Emergence; 2.6.3. Problematization; 2.7. Foucault's Archive and the Physical Archive; 2.8. Conclusion; Chapter 3 Problematizing Humanitarianism; 3.1. Humanitarianism: Why Is it Problematic?; 3.2. The Suffering Stranger; 3.3. Religion and Humanitarianism; 3.4. Humanitarianism and Colonialism; 3.5. Humanitarianism and Suffering; 3.6. Humanitarianism and Literature; 3.7. Humanitarianism and the State; 3.8. Humanitarianism and the Border; 3.9. Philanthropy; 3.10. Contemporary Humanitarianism
3.11. The Creation of the Humanitarian Organization3.12. Conclusion; Chapter 4 The Humanitarian Archive - The ICRC in Africa; 4.1. Africa - The Cradle of Humanitarianism?; 4.2. George Hoffmann - The ICRC's Man in Africa; 4.3. Red Cross Operation; 4.3.1. Red Cross Indoctrination; 4.3.2. Intelligence Gathering; 4.3.3. Swiss Influence; 4.4. Colonial Attitudes; 4.4.1. African Generalizations; 4.4.2. Racial Stereotypes; 4.4.3. Tribalism; 4.4.4. Resistance; 4.5. Eurocentrism; 4.6. The Red Cross in Biafra; 4.7. Nigeria - Independence and Conflict; 4.8. Biafra and Humanitarianism
5.5. MSF Critiques Itself5.6. Conclusion; Chapter 6 Discussion; 6.1. The Citizen Humanitarian; 6.2. The Humanitarian Victim; 6.3. The Humanitarian Professional; 6.4. Humanitarian Organization as a Disciplinary Institution; 6.5. Postcolonialism; 6.5.1. Different Contexts, Yet Common Discourse; 6.6. Resistance, Stakeholders, and Borders; 6.7. Learning from Decolonization; 6.8. Humanitarianism and Cosmopolitanism; Chapter 7 Conclusion; 7.1. The Red Cross and MSF - Contribution to the Discourse of Humanitarianism; 7.2. Postcolonial Humanitarianism; 7.2.1. The Scramble for the Red Cross
7.2.2. Resistance
Includes bibliographical references and index.