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The Resource The Biafran War and postcolonial humanitarianism : spectacles of suffering, Lasse Heerten, Freie Universitat Berlin, (electronic resource)

The Biafran War and postcolonial humanitarianism : spectacles of suffering, Lasse Heerten, Freie Universitat Berlin, (electronic resource)

Label
The Biafran War and postcolonial humanitarianism : spectacles of suffering
Title
The Biafran War and postcolonial humanitarianism
Title remainder
spectacles of suffering
Statement of responsibility
Lasse Heerten, Freie Universitat Berlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1968, audiences around the globe were shocked when newspapers and television stations confronted them with photographs of starving children in the secessionist Republic of Biafra. This global concern fundamentally changed how the Nigerian Civil War was perceived: an African civil war that had been fought for one year without fostering any substantial interest from international publics became 'Biafra' - the epitome of humanitarian crisis. Based on archival research from North America, Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, this book is the first comprehensive study of the global history of the conflict. A major addition to the flourishing history of human rights and humanitarianism, it argues that the global moment 'Biafra' is closely linked to the ascendance of human rights, humanitarianism, and Holocaust memory in a postcolonial world. The conflict was a key episode for the re-structuring of the relations between the West and the Third World.--
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Heerten, Lasse
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Human rights in history
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food relief
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Postcolonialism
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria, Eastern
Label
The Biafran War and postcolonial humanitarianism : spectacles of suffering, Lasse Heerten, Freie Universitat Berlin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316282243
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergences of Biafra -- The end of empire and the coming of postcolonial conflict -- The Biafran campaign for self-determination in a postcolonial world of states -- The transnational internationalization of the Biafran campaign -- Biafra on a global stage -- Creating "Biafra": the discovery of a civil war as humanitarian crisis -- "Biafran babies": humanitarian visions of postcolonial disaster -- Auschwitz in Africa? Biafra, Holocaust memory, and the language of rights -- Distant suffering and close concerns: Biafra and the Third World in the global sixties -- The ends and afterlives of Biafra -- Biafra, the internationalism of states and the question of genocide -- The end of Biafra, the end of the lobby -- The afterlives of Biafra
Control code
CR9781316282243
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 398 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316282243
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028772980
Label
The Biafran War and postcolonial humanitarianism : spectacles of suffering, Lasse Heerten, Freie Universitat Berlin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316282243
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergences of Biafra -- The end of empire and the coming of postcolonial conflict -- The Biafran campaign for self-determination in a postcolonial world of states -- The transnational internationalization of the Biafran campaign -- Biafra on a global stage -- Creating "Biafra": the discovery of a civil war as humanitarian crisis -- "Biafran babies": humanitarian visions of postcolonial disaster -- Auschwitz in Africa? Biafra, Holocaust memory, and the language of rights -- Distant suffering and close concerns: Biafra and the Third World in the global sixties -- The ends and afterlives of Biafra -- Biafra, the internationalism of states and the question of genocide -- The end of Biafra, the end of the lobby -- The afterlives of Biafra
Control code
CR9781316282243
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 398 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316282243
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028772980

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