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The sexual politics of humanitarian regulation

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The sexual politics of humanitarian regulation
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Doonan
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Christina Louise
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1981-
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Christina Doonan
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Hawkesworth
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Mary
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Mary Hawkesworth
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Andrew
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Andrew Murphy
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Daniels
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Cynthia
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Hodgson
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Dorothy
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Dorothy Hodgson
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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This dissertation is a critique of humanitarianism through the lens of two pieces of United States policy: the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Through discursive analysis of the congressional record, in addition to materials from media and popular culture with which it interacts, this dissertation investigates the humanitarian impulses of these policies in relation to their intended and unintended effects. By examining the effects of both policies, I demonstrate that they are counterproductive, if taken at their face value as projects to help and save. Far from being a problem of failed implementation, I suggest that these policies suffer from systematic defects in their very design, beginning with the claim that they reflect confusion between human rights and humanitarianism. I claim that the logic of humanitarianism governs both policies. This humanitarian form of governance is by definition uneven, and while deployed as a reflection of humane values, nevertheless has complex political motivations and outcomes. Most notably, both policies mobilize neocolonial language and symbols that mark the global South as barbaric and uncivilized, and the global North as harbingers of civilization and equality.
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Political Science
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Humanitarianism--Political Aspects--United States
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Human rights advocacy--United States
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United States--Foreign relations
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by Christina Louise Doonan
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ETD doctoral
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Christina
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Louise
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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