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 : Ethics, Affects and Practices” two day 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 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, , philanthropy, aid, communications, and CSR). We encourage papers from scholars in the social sciences, humanities, arts and applied fields that use empirical studies or engaged to address broad 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/

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