Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series

Gendering Global Humanitarianism in the Twentieth Century

Practice, Politics and the Power of Representation

Editors: Moeller, Esther, Paulmann, Johannes, Stornig, Katharina (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the relationship between gender and humanitarian discourses and practices in the twentieth century
  • Analyses the ways in which constructions, norms and ideologies of gender both shaped and were shaped in global humanitarian contexts
  • Combines state and non-state humanitarian initiatives and scrutinizes their gendered dimension on local, regional, national and global scales
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“This volume is interesting both because of its global focus, and its chronology up to the present, it covers a good century of changes. It will help define the field of gender studies of humanitarianism, and its relevance for understanding the history of nation-building, and a political history that goes beyond nations.” - Glenda Sluga, Professor of International History and ARC Kathleen Laureate Fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia

This volume discusses the relationship between gender and humanitarian discourses and practices in the twentieth century. It analyses the ways in which constructions, norms and ideologies of gender both shaped and were shaped in global humanitarian contexts. The individual chapters present issues such as post-genocide relief and rehabilitation, humanitarian careers and subjectivities, medical assistance, community aid, child welfare and child soldiering. They give prominence to the beneficiaries of aid and their use of humanitarian resources, organizations and structures by investigating the effects of humanitarian activities on gender relations in the respective societies. Approaching humanitarianism as a global phenomenon, the volume considers actors and theoretical positions from the global North and South (from Europe to the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, South and South East Asia as well as North America). It combines state and non-state humanitarian initiatives and scrutinizes their gendered dimension on local, regional, national and global scales. Focusing on the time between the late nineteenth century and the post-Cold War era, the volume concentrates on a period that not only witnessed a major expansion of humanitarian action worldwide but also saw fundamental changes in gender relations and the gradual emergence of gender-sensitive policies in humanitarian organizations in many Western and non-Western settings. 

About the authors

Esther Moeller is Research Associate at the Liebniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany.
Johannes Paulmann is Director of the Leibniz Institute of European History at Mainz, Germany.
Katharina Stornig is Junior Professor of Cultural History at the University of Giessen, Germany.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Gendering Twentieth-Century Humanitarianism: An Introduction

    Pages 1-32

    Möller, Esther (et al.)

  • Humanitarian Masculinity: Desire, Character and Heroics, 1876–2018

    Pages 35-59

    Taithe, Bertrand

  • Protestant Missionaries, Armenian Refugees and Local Relief: Gendered Humanitarianism in Aleppo, 1920–1939

    Pages 61-84

    Okkenhaug, Inger Marie

  • Maternalism and Feminism in Medical Aid: The American Women’s Hospitals in the United States and in Greece, 1917–1941

    Pages 85-114

    Piana, Francesca

  • The Orphan Nation: Gendered Humanitarianism for Armenian Survivor Children in Istanbul, 1919–1922

    Pages 117-142

    Maksudyan, Nazan

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gendering Global Humanitarianism in the Twentieth Century
Book Subtitle
Practice, Politics and the Power of Representation
Editors
  • Esther Moeller
  • Johannes Paulmann
  • Katharina Stornig
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44630-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44630-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44629-1
Series ISSN
2634-6273
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 331
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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