Everyday Humanitarianism: Ethics, Affects and Practices. a keynote address by Co-Director Miriam ticktin at LSE

Co-Director Miriam Ticktin is a Keynote Speaker, alongside Craig Clahoun, for the “Everyday Humanitarianism: Ethics, Affects and Practices” two day event at the London School for Economics and Political Science.

In this ‘post-humanitarian’ age, solidarity is driven by converging logics of consumption and utilitarianism where doing good for others is about mundane micro-practices that aim at personal gratification, such as the click of the mouse or an e-signature. At the same time, moral universals and political questions of justice and equality may fade into the background or become treated as irrelevant. What are the everyday discourses and practices of humanitarianism today, its affects and their consequences? We are convening this international conference to explore this everyday humanitarianism and its ethics, affects, and practices by engaging new and ongoing scholarship in a number of fields (for example, studies of humanitarian interventions, disaster relief, charity, remittances, philanthropy, development aid, communications, and CSR). We encourage papers from scholars in the social sciences, humanities, arts and applied fields that use empirical studies or engaged theory to address broad research questions falling along the following tracks:

  • Professionalisation — The Politics and Ethics of Humanitarianism
  • Commodification — The Humanitarian Marketplace
  • Technologisation — Mediatization, Spectacle and the Politics of Pity

More info available here https://celebnorthsouth.wordpress.com/activities/upcoming-conference-everyday-humanitarianism-ethics-affects-and-practices/

Related Posts

Educators for Fair Consideration’s 2016-2017 Scholarship Materials

Check the Educators for Fair Consideration’s 2016-2017 Scholarship Materials.   Now, more than ever, it is important for immigrant students to know that— regardless of their immigration status—they are eligible for many scholarships! This year, E4FC has added 90 new scholarships to the undergraduate and graduate scholarship databases. Over 80% of these scholarships are open to students regardless of

Read More »

Council of UC Faculty Associations Board in Defense of Undocumented and other Vulnerable Categories of Students

See below the letter of the Council of UC Faculty Associations Board in Defense of Undocumented and other Vulnerable Categories of Students   Dear President Napolitano,   We applaud your timely declaration in the immediate aftermath of the election that the UC administration “remains absolutely committed to supporting all members of our community and adhering to UC’s

Read More »
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: