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Caring in crisis and the crisis of caring: toward a new agenda

Seu, Irene Bruna and Orgad, Shani (2017) Caring in crisis and the crisis of caring: toward a new agenda. In: Seu, Irene Bruna and Orgad, Shani, (eds.) Caring in crisis? Humanitarianism, the public and NGOs. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9783319502588

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-50259-5_1

Abstract

This chapter introduces the book and the research on which it is based. The key problem addressed in this book relates to the gap between knowledge and action in the field of humanitarian aid. Drawing on focus groups and individual interviews with member of the UK public, and on interviews with NGO professionals, the book takes into account sociocultural and political scripts as well as biographical, emotional, and psychodynamic factors that shape and affect how members of the public understand, respond, and act in relation to humanitarian, international development issues and their communications. These factors are considered against the ways in which NGO professionals plan, design, produce, and disseminate their communications about humanitarian and international development causes.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319502588
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 14:39
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 00:47
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70017

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