Spaces of Aid : How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism, Paperback / softback Book

Spaces of Aid : How Cars, Compounds and Hotels Shape Humanitarianism Paperback / softback

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Aid workers commonly bemoan that the experience of working in the field sits uneasily with the goals they've signed up to: visiting project sites in air-conditioned Land Cruisers while the intended beneficiaries walk barefoot through the heat, or checking emails from within gated compounds while surrounding communities have no running water. Spaces of Aid provides the first book-length analysis of what has colloquially been referred to as Aid Land.

It explores in depth two high-profile case studies, the Aceh tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, in order to uncover a fascinating history of the objects and spaces that have become an endemic yet unexamined part of the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Development studies
  • ISBN: 9781783603497

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