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Coordination in crisis: the practice of medical humanitarian emergency

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This thesis in anthropology investigates how emergency is socially constituted as a named and actionable entity. Specifically, it asks how human values and techno-scientific practices contribute to the constitution of emergency in the context of medical humanitarian intervention. The study considers emergency from an ethnographic perspective, as a group of international medical humanitarian practitioners from the aid group Médecins San Frontières (MSF) come to understand and respo...

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Anthropology
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Department:
Anthropology
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Supervisor
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InSiS
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Examiner
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SOAS University of London
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CACR-2012-48
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Darryl Stellmach
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Sutasoma Award
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Darryl Stellmach
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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