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The Resource Idealism beyond borders : the French revolutionary Left and the rise of humanitarianism 1954-1988, Eleanor Davey (University of Manchester)

Idealism beyond borders : the French revolutionary Left and the rise of humanitarianism 1954-1988, Eleanor Davey (University of Manchester)

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Idealism beyond borders : the French revolutionary Left and the rise of humanitarianism 1954-1988
Title
Idealism beyond borders
Title remainder
the French revolutionary Left and the rise of humanitarianism 1954-1988
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Davey (University of Manchester)
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Language
eng
Summary
This is a major new account of how modern humanitarian action was shaped by transformations in the French intellectual and political landscape between the 1960s to 1980s. Eleanor Davey reveals how radical left third-worldism was displaced by the 'sans-frontiériste' movement as the dominant way of approaching suffering in what was then called the third world. Third-worldism regarded these regions as the motor for international revolution, but revolutionary zeal disintegrated as a number of its regimes took on violent and dictatorial forms. Instead, the radical humanitarianism of the 'sans-frontiériste' movement pioneered by Médecins Sans Frontières emerged as an alternative model for international aid. Covering a period of major international upheavals and domestic change in France, Davey demonstrates the importance of memories of the Second World War in political activism and humanitarian action and underlines the powerful legacies of Cold War politics for international affairs since the fall of the Iron Curtain
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UkCbUP
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Davey, Eleanor
Dewey number
361.609/045
Index
index present
LC call number
HV555.F8
LC item number
D38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Human rights in history
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  • Médecins sans frontières (Association)
  • Humanitarian assistance, French
  • New Left
  • Political activists
  • Idealism, French
  • Social change
  • France
  • Developing countries
  • France
  • France
Label
Idealism beyond borders : the French revolutionary Left and the rise of humanitarianism 1954-1988, Eleanor Davey (University of Manchester)
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 Dec 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Idealism beyond Borders -- 1. A revolution in aid : the creation of sans-frontierisme -- 2. Aiding the revolution : influences on tiers-mondisme -- Part II. Violence and Morality -- 3. The struggle for international justice : tiers-mondiste engagement on the outskirts of May -- 4. Complicity, conscience and autocritique : reconfiguring attitudes to political violence -- 5. A rhetoric of responsibility : Vichy, the Holocaust, and suffering in the Third World -- Part III. Ethics and Polemics -- 6. Idealism beyond borders : the turn to sans-frontieriste spectacle -- 7. Controversy in a humanitarian age : attacks on tiers-mondisme in the 1980s
Control code
CR9781107706880
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 337 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107644045
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Idealism beyond borders : the French revolutionary Left and the rise of humanitarianism 1954-1988, Eleanor Davey (University of Manchester)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 Dec 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Idealism beyond Borders -- 1. A revolution in aid : the creation of sans-frontierisme -- 2. Aiding the revolution : influences on tiers-mondisme -- Part II. Violence and Morality -- 3. The struggle for international justice : tiers-mondiste engagement on the outskirts of May -- 4. Complicity, conscience and autocritique : reconfiguring attitudes to political violence -- 5. A rhetoric of responsibility : Vichy, the Holocaust, and suffering in the Third World -- Part III. Ethics and Polemics -- 6. Idealism beyond borders : the turn to sans-frontieriste spectacle -- 7. Controversy in a humanitarian age : attacks on tiers-mondisme in the 1980s
Control code
CR9781107706880
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 337 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107644045
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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