Lecture | LIMS seminar
BOOK LAUNCH for Humanitarian Borders: Unequal Mobility and Saving Lives
- Wednesday 22 June 2022
- Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars 2021-2022
2311 VL Leiden
- Conference room (2.60)
In collaboration with LUCIR (Leiden University Centre for International Relations).
The seamy underside of humanitarianism
What does it mean when humanitarianism is the response to death, injury and suffering at the border? This book interrogates the politics of humanitarian responses to border violence and unequal mobility, arguing that such responses mask underlying injustices, depoliticise violent borders and bolster liberal and paternalist approaches to suffering.
Focusing on the diversity of actors involved in humanitarian assistance alongside the times and spaces of action, the book draws a direct line between privileges of movement and global inequalities of race, class, gender and disability rooted in colonial histories and white supremacy, and humanitarian efforts that save lives while entrenching such inequalities.
The Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars (LIMS) aim at fostering further discussion across disciplines on migration-related topics and creating an open dialogue between the speakers and the attendees. The seminars are a platform for those at Leiden University working on migration-related topics.