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The battle for Algeria : sovereignty, health care, and humanitarianism, Jennifer Johnson

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The battle for Algeria : sovereignty, health care, and humanitarianism
Title
The battle for Algeria
Title remainder
sovereignty, health care, and humanitarianism
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
In The Battle for Algeria Jennifer Johnson reinterprets one of the most violent wars of decolonization: the Algerian War (1954-1962). Johnson argues that the conflict was about who✹France or the National Liberation Front (FLN)✹would exercise sovereignty of Algeria. The fight between the two sides was not simply a military affair; it also involved diverse and competing claims about who was positioned to better care for the Algerian people's health and welfare. Johnson focuses on French and Algerian efforts to engage one another off the physical battlefield and highlights the social dimensions of the FLN's winning strategy, which targeted the local and international arenas. Relying on Algerian sources, which make clear the centrality of health and humanitarianism to the nationalists' war effort, Johnson shows how the FLN leadership constructed national health care institutions that provided critical care for the population and functioned as a protostate. Moreover, Johnson demonstrates how the FLN's representatives used postwar rhetoric about rights and national self-determination to legitimize their claims, which led to international recognition of Algerian sovereignty. By examining the local context of the war as well as its international dimensions, Johnson deprovincializes North Africa and proposes a new way to analyze how newly independent countries and nationalist movements engage with the international order. The Algerian case exposed the hypocrisy of selectively applying universal discourse and provided a blueprint for claim-making that nonstate actors and anticolonial leaders throughout the Third World emulated. Consequently, The Battle for Algeria explains the FLN's broad appeal and offers new directions for studying nationalism, decolonization, human rights, public health movements, and concepts of sovereignty.--
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1981-
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Johnson, Jennifer
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
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  • Jabhat al-Taḥrīr al-Qawmī
  • Red Cross and Red Crescent
  • Decolonization
  • Medical care
  • Humanitarianism
  • Algeria
  • Algeria
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The battle for Algeria : sovereignty, health care, and humanitarianism, Jennifer Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-259) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17821095
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780812247718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908698972
Label
The battle for Algeria : sovereignty, health care, and humanitarianism, Jennifer Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-259) 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.
Control code
FIEb17821095
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780812247718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908698972

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