(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

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Obtaining the due observance of justice : the geographies of colonial humanitarianism

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Within the context of contemporary discussion over geography and developmental ethics, the paper examines part of the genealogy of a modern British sense of responsibility for the plight of distant strangers. Humanitarianism was first cast overseas through debates over the slave trade, and its remit was further extended. This expansive discourse is analysed through a study of two exemplary statements of humane intervention : the Aborigines Committee (1835-37), and the military Court of Enquiry into the death of the African Hintsa (1836). Each demonstrated a new-found concern for the fate of colonised individuals


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 20, no3 [pp. 277-293]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.




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