Academic publications
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Academic publications

History of Development

  • Escobar, Arturo. 1995. Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Gudynas, Eduardo. 2017. ‘Post-Development and Other Critiques of the Roots of Development’. In The Essential Guide to Critical Development Studies, edited by Henry Veltmeyer and Paul Bowles, 1–27. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Kapoor, Ilan. 2008. The Postcolonial Politics of Development. London: Routledge.
  • Rist, Gilbert. 2008. The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith. 3rd ed. London: Zed Books.

Theories of Mediated Suffering

  • Boltanski, Luc. 1999. Distant Suffering: Morality, Media and Politics. Translated by Graham Burchell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chouliaraki, Lilie. 2013. The Ironic Spectator: Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Linklater, Andrew. 2007. ‘Distant Suffering and Cosmopolitan Obligations’. International Politics 44 (1): 19–36.
  • Sontag, Susan. 2003. Regarding the Pain of Others. New York: Picador.

Celebrity Humanitarianism

  • Brockington, Dan. 2014. ‘The Production and Construction of Celebrity Advocacy in International Development’. Third World Quarterly 35 (1): 88–108.
  • Dieter, Heribert, and Rajiv Kumar. 2008. ‘The Downside of Celebrity Diplomacy: The Neglected Complexity of Development’. Global Governance 14 (3): 259–64.
  • Goodman, Michael, and Christine Barnes. 2011. ‘Star/Poverty Space: The Making of the “Development Celebrity”’. Celebrity Studies 2 (1): 69–85.
  • Littler, Jo. 2008. ‘“I Feel Your Pain”: Cosmopolitan Charity and the Public Fashioning of the Celebrity Soul’. Social Semiotics 18 (2): 237–51.

Organizations and NGO’s

  • Manzo, Kate. 2008. ‘Imaging Humanitarianism: NGO Identity and the Iconography of Childhood’. Antipode 40 (4): 632–57.
  • Nolan, David, and Akina Mikami. 2013. ‘“The Things That We Have to Do”: Ethics and Instrumentality in Humanitarian Communication’. Global Media and Communication 9 (1): 53–70.
  • Orgad, Shani. 2013. ‘Visualizers of Solidarity: Organizational Politics in Humanitarian and International Development NGOs’. Visual Communication 12 (3): 295–314.
  • Seu, Irene Bruna, and Shani Orgad. 2017. Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs. Palgrave Macmillan.

Stereotypes and the Imagery Debate

  • Campbell, David. 2011. ‘The Iconography of Famine’. In Picturing Atrocity: Reading Photographs in Crisis, by Geoffrey Batchen, Mick Gidley, Nancy Miller, and Jay Prosser, 79–92. London: Reaktion Books.
  • Dogra, Nandita. 2013. Representations of Global Poverty: Aid, Development and International NGOs. London: I.B.Tauris.
  • O’Sullivan, Kevin. 2014. ‘Humanitarian Encounters: Biafra, NGOs and Imaginings of the Third World in Britain and Ireland, 1967–70’. Journal of Genocide Research 16 (2–3): 299–315.
  • Shohat, Ella, and Robert Stam. 1994. Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media. London ; New York.

Markets, Marketing and Branding

  • Biccum, April. 2007. ‘Marketing Development: Live 8 and the Production of the Global Citizen’. Development and Change 38 (6): 1111–26.
  • Seu, Irene Bruna, Frances Flanagan, and Shani Orgad. 2015. ‘The Good Samaritan and the Marketer: Public Perceptions of Humanitarian and International Development NGOs’. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing 20 (3): 211–25.
  • Stride, Helen, and Stephen Lee. 2007. ‘No Logo? No Way. Branding in the Non-Profit Sector’. Journal of Marketing Management 23 (1–2): 107–22.
  • Vestergaard, Anne. 2010. ‘Identity and Appeal in the Humanitarian Brand’. In Media, Organisations and Identity, by Lilie Chouliaraki and Mette Morsing, 168–84. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Disaster Relief and Events

  • Carrigan, Anthony. 2015. ‘Towards a Postcolonial Disaster Studies’. In Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches, edited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Jill Didur, and Anthony Carrigan, 117–39. New York ; London: Routledge.
  • Compton, James R., and Edward Comor. 2007. ‘The Integrated News Spectacle, Live 8, and the Annihilation of Time’. Canadian Journal of Communication 32 (1): 29–53.
  • Cottle, Simon. 2014. ‘Rethinking Media and Disasters in a Global Age: What’s Changed and Why It Matters’. Media, War & Conflict 7 (1): 3–22.
  • Franks, Suzanne. 2013. Reporting Disasters: Famine, Aid, Politics and the Media. London: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd.

Human Rights Discourse

  • Cheah, Pheng. 2007. Inhuman Conditions: On Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
  • Dembour, Marie-Bénédicte. 2010. ‘What Are Human Rights? Four Schools of Thought’. Human Rights Quarterly 32 (1): 1–20.
  • Mignolo, Walter. 2013. ‘Who Speaks for the “Human” in Human Rights’. In Human Rights from a Third World Perspective: Critique, History and International Law, edited by Jose-Manuel Barreto, 44–64. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Moyn, Samuel. 2012. The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History. Cambridge: Belknap Press.

Representing Migration

  • Agier, Michel. 2010. ‘Humanity as an Identity and Its Political Effects (A Note on Camps and Humanitarian Government)’. Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development 1 (1): 29–45.
  • Chouliaraki, Lilie, Myria Georgiou, Rafal Zaborowski, and Wouter Oomen. 2017. ‘The European “Migration Crisis” and the Media: A Cross-European Press Content Analysis’. London: London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Georgiou, Myria. 2018. ‘Does the Subaltern Speak? Migrant Voices in Digital Europe’. Popular Communication 16 (1): 45–57.
  • Nail, Thomas. 2015. The Figure of the Migrant. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

Fundraising and Audiences

  • Chouliaraki, Lilie. 2006. The Spectatorship of Suffering. London: SAGE Publications.
  • Höijer, Birgitta. 2004. ‘The Discourse of Global Compassion: The Audience and Media Reporting of Human Suffering’. Media, Culture & Society 26 (4): 513–31.
  • Joye, Stijn, and Johannes von Engelhardt. 2015. ‘Audiences in the Face of Distant Suffering: An Introduction to the Special Issue’. International Communication Gazette 77 (7): 603–6.
  • Von Engelhardt, Johannes. 2018. ‘Regarding Distant Suffering: Audience Engagement with Representations of Humanitarian Disaster’. Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Here you can find a list of publications on the topic of the history of development, including The History of Development: From Western Origins to Global Faith (1997) by Gilbert Rist....

Here you can find a list of publications on the topic of theories of mediated suffering, including the pioneering book Distant Suffering: Morality, Media and Politics (1999) by Luc Boltanski....

Here you can find a list of publications on the topic of theories of celebrity humanitarianism, including ‘Star / Poverty Space: The Making of the “Development Celebrity”’ (2011) by Goodman and Barnes....

Here you can find a list of publications on the topic of organisations and NGOs, including Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs (2017) by Irene Bruna Seu and Shani Orgad....

Here you can find a list of publications on the topic of stereotypes and the imagery debate, including Representations of Global Poverty: Aid, Development and International NGOs (2013) by Nandita Dogra....

Here you can find a list of publications on the topic of markets, marketing and branding, including ‘Identity and Appeal in the Humanitarian Brand’ (2010) by Anne Vestergaard....

Here you can find a list of publications on the topic of disaster relief and events, including Reporting Disasters: Famine, Aid, Politics and the Media (2013) by Suzanne Franks....

Here you can find a list of publications on the topic of disaster relief and events, including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (2012) by Samuel Moyn....

Here you can find a list of publications on the topic of representing migration, including The Figure of the Migrant (2015) by Thomas Nail....

Here you can find a list of publications on the topic of fundraising and audiences, including The Spectatorship of Suffering (2006) by Lilie Chouliaraki....