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Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present

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"This is a field-defining volume. Based on ten years of comparative field research and a unique combination of medical and anthropological expertise, Didier Fassin's "Humanitarian Reason" avoids moralizing in favor of careful sociological analysis. Humanitarianism emerges both as a form of reason and as a key force in the contemporary arts of government. " --Claudio Lomnitz, Columbia University, author of "Death and the Idea of Mexico" "This is a rigourous, principled, and compelling account of the emergence of ...

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Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present
2011, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520271173

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