By Erica Bornstein
Motivated by way of debates surrounding Marcel Mauss's The Gift, Bornstein investigates particular instances of individuals engaged in humanitarian paintings to bare diverse perceptions of suggestions to strangers as opposed to counsel to family members, how the impulse to provide to others in misery is tempered by way of its law, suspicions approximately recipient suitability, and why the determine of the orphan is so helpful in humanitarian discourse. The ebook additionally specializes in important humanitarian efforts that regularly move undocumented and neglected and explores the position of empathy in humanitarian work.
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