Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs

By Irene Bruna Seu and Shani Orgad

Drawing on an original UK-wide study of public responses to humanitarian issues and how NGOs communicate them, this timely book provides the first evidence-based psychosocial account of how and why people respond or not to messages about distant suffering. The book highlights what NGOs seek to achieve in their communications and explores how their approach and hopes match or don’t match what the public wants, thinks and feels about distant suffering.

Table of contents

  1. Caring in Crisis and the Crisis of Caring: Toward a New Agenda
    Seu, Irene Bruna (et al.)
  2. Caring in Crisis? Public Responses to Mediated Humanitarian
    Seu, Irene Bruna
  3. Connecting to Suffering
    Hoggett, Paul
  4. The Mediation of Caring
    Livingstone, Sonia
  5. Supporting More People that Care to Take Action for International Change: The Challenge for Humanitarian NGOs
    Tarman, Glen
  6. Caring Enterprise in Crisis? Challenges and Opportunities of Humanitarian NGO Communications
    Orgad, Shani
  7. Humanitarian Communication and its Limits
    Krause, Monika
  8. Communicating Suffering: A View from NGO Practice
    Daynes, Leigh
  9. Building Paths to Caring in Crisis and Mitigating the Crisis of Caring
    Orgad, Shani (et al.)
  10. Rounding Out the Humanitarian Triangle: Reflections from an International Perspective
    Carlman, Alison

Shani Orgad is an associate professor and a member of IAMCR through the institutional membership of the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs
Author: Irene Bruna Seu and Shani Orgad
Published: 2017
Pages: 165
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 978-3-319-50259-5

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