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Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs

Authors: Seu, Irene Bruna, Orgad, Shani

  • Provides the first evidence-based account of why and how people respond (or fail to respond) to humanitarian communication
  • Considers both public responses and NGO intentions, drawing on extensive interviews with both groups 
  • Brings academic perspectives and NGO perspectives into dialogue with one another 
  • Provides a multi-disciplinary account informed by psychosocial studies, media and communications, social psychology, and sociology
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About this book

Drawing on an original UK-wide study of public responses to humanitarian issues and how NGOs communicate them, this timely book provides the first evidence-based psychosocial account of how and why people respond or not to messages about distant suffering. The book highlights what NGOs seek to achieve in their communications and explores how their approach and hopes match or don’t match what the public wants, thinks and feels about distant suffering

About the authors

Irene Bruna Seu is Reader in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, UK, and a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

Shani Orgad is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. 

Reviews

“The findings of this book hit home so hard and so true, it should be compulsory reading for any communications professional serious about promoting social justice. If you can read this and remain unconvinced the sector needs to change, you need to quit your job.” (Paul Vanags, Head of Public Fundraising Oxfam GB, UK)

“This volume presents cutting edge multi-method research which will contribute greatly to our understanding of strategies that can successfully motivate bystanders, NGOS, and governments to act in positive ways about humanitarian issues. This carefully-designed volume offers a careful, incisive analysis and impressively includes essays by both influential academics and advocates. A first-rate book!” (Alison Dundes Renteln, Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Caring in Crisis and the Crisis of Caring: Toward a New Agenda

    Seu, Irene Bruna (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Caring in Crisis? Public Responses to Mediated Humanitarian Knowledge

    Seu, Irene Bruna

    Pages 23-58

  • Connecting to Suffering

    Hoggett, Paul

    Pages 59-63

  • The Mediation of Caring

    Livingstone, Sonia

    Pages 65-71

  • Supporting More People that Care to Take Action for International Change: The Challenge for Humanitarian NGOs

    Tarman, Glen

    Pages 73-80

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50259-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50258-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50259-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50259-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50258-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 165
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 illustrations in colour
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