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The Resource Free world? : the campaign to save the world's refugees, 1956-63, Peter Gatrell

Free world? : the campaign to save the world's refugees, 1956-63, Peter Gatrell

Label
Free world? : the campaign to save the world's refugees, 1956-63
Title
Free world?
Title remainder
the campaign to save the world's refugees, 1956-63
Statement of responsibility
Peter Gatrell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Free World? is a major contribution to the transnational history of humanitarianism in the postwar world. Peter Gatrell shows how and why the UN, NGOs, governments and individuals embarked on a unique campaign, World Refugee Year (1959-1960), in response to global refugee crises, particularly in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Adopted by nearly one hundred countries, the campaign galvanised public opinion and raised money by enlisting celebrities, using the mass media, and recreating 'refugee camps' in the affluent West. Free World? assesses the causes and consequences of the refugee crises, locates the campaign in the broader geopolitical context of the Cold War and decolonisation and shows how it helped to inspire subsequent campaigns such as Amnesty International and Freedom from Hunger. Ultimately the book asks how those who are in a more privileged position might better reflect on their responsibilities towards refugees in the modern world"
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gatrell, Peter
Dewey number
362.87809045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refugees
  • World Refugee Year, 1959-1960
Label
Free world? : the campaign to save the world's refugees, 1956-63, Peter Gatrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : refugee histories, refugee concern, transnational histories. -- 1. Free World?; -- 2. Sites of confrontation, crucibles of displacement: towards World Refugee Year; -- 3. World Refugee Year: the politics of a global campaign; -- 4. World Refugee Year presences and absences; -- 5. Bricks or dynamite? Achievements, disappointments, opportunities; Conclusion. Global politics, humanitarianism and refugees in the modern era
Control code
FIEb16898606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 263 pages
Isbn
9781107002401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • UkOxUb17427742
  • (OCoLC)660162001
Label
Free world? : the campaign to save the world's refugees, 1956-63, Peter Gatrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : refugee histories, refugee concern, transnational histories. -- 1. Free World?; -- 2. Sites of confrontation, crucibles of displacement: towards World Refugee Year; -- 3. World Refugee Year: the politics of a global campaign; -- 4. World Refugee Year presences and absences; -- 5. Bricks or dynamite? Achievements, disappointments, opportunities; Conclusion. Global politics, humanitarianism and refugees in the modern era
Control code
FIEb16898606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 263 pages
Isbn
9781107002401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • UkOxUb17427742
  • (OCoLC)660162001

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