Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
Book — 1 online resource : illustrations, maps Digital: data file.
List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments Note on Translation and Transliteration List of Abbreviations
1. The Beginnings of the Humanitarian Era in the Eastern Mediterranean
2. The Humanitarian Imagination and the Year of the Locust: International Relief in the Wartime Eastern Mediterranean, 1914--1918
3. The Form and Content of Suffering: Humanitarian Knowledge, Mass Publics, and the Report, 1885--1927
4. "America's Wards": Near East Relief and American Humanitarian Exceptionalism, 1919--1923
5. The League of Nations Rescue of Trafficked Women and Children and the Paradox of Modern Humanitarianism, 1920--1936
6. Between Refugee and Citizen: The Practical Failures of Modern Humanitarianism, 1923--1939
7. Modern Humanitarianism's Troubled Legacies, 1927--1948 Notes Select Bibliography Index.
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Bread from Stones, a highly anticipated book from historian Keith David Watenpaugh, breaks new ground in analyzing the theory and practice of modern humanitarianism. Genocide and mass violence, human trafficking, and the forced displacement of millions in the early twentieth century Eastern Mediterranean form the background for this exploration of humanitarianism's role in the history of human rights. Watenpaugh's unique and provocative examination of humanitarian thought and action from a non-Western perspective goes beyond canonical descriptions of relief work and development projects. Employing a wide range of source materials literary and artistic responses to violence, memoirs, and first-person accounts from victims, perpetrators, relief workers, and diplomats Watenpaugh argues that the international answer to the inhumanity of World War I in the Middle East laid the foundation for modern humanitarianism and the specific ways humanitarian groups and international organizations help victims of war, care for trafficked children, and aid refugees. Bread from Stones is required reading for those interested in humanitarianism and its ideological, institutional, and legal origins, as well as the evolution of the movement following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the advent of late colonialism in the Middle East. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
1st ed. - Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2010.
Book — 1 online resource (xvi, 371 pages) : illustrations, maps. Digital: data file.
From colonialism to a neocolonial state
Law and court : the making of familial ideologies during the Colonial era
The making of the new Yemeni woman
"This is our customs and traditions"
Five social maps and a mystery
Morality, causality, and social praxis.
Aden, the former capital of the only Marxist republic in the Arab world, has returned to the headlines as the scene of a popular uprising against the tribal-military rule of present-day Yemen. Dahlgren traces the social and political history of Aden from the late British colonial era, exploring the evolving ways in which the society has been established in a tension between contesting normative orders. Dahlgren offers a complex picture of Adeni society in which norms for propriety vary according to the contexts of social space. Dahlgren's original research and engaging narratives of everyday Adeni people serve to document a nuanced social flexibility She stresses individual agency and power to maneuver within a traditional patriarchal Muslim community.
As a resident of Aden for more than three years spanning the late years of Marxist South Yemen, Dahlgren presents the reader with an intimate portrait of Yemeni men and women in the home, in the factory, in the office, and in the street, demonstrating that Islamic societies must be understood through a multiplicity of social spheres and morality orders. Within each space, she examines the range of legal, political, religious, and social regulations that frame agency and social dynamics. Highlighting the diversity of women's and men's positions as a continuum rather than distinct areas, Dahlgren presents a vivid picture of this dynamic society, providing an in-depth background to today's political upheavals in Yemen. --Book Jacket.