A Framework for Survival: Health, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Assistance in Conflicts and Disasters

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Psychology Press, 1999 - 378 עמודים

The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature.

The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.

 

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INTRODUCTION I
1
REALITY
11
CLINICALASPECTS OF FAMINE
26
REFUGEE WOMEN
49
MEDIATING FOR CHILDREN
60
THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT
96
THE CONTRIBUTION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW
109
HUMAN RIGHTS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
122
RELIEF AND REALITY
216
THE MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES EXPERIENCE
226
THE CHANGING ROLES OF VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS
245
BANGLADESH
257
SOLUTIONS AND FUTURE OPTIONS
271
LEARNING THE LESSONS OF COORDINATION
298
MEETINGTHE CHALLENGES OFTHE NEW MILLENNIUM
317
CONCLUSION
329

THE ECONOMICS OF NEGLECT
137
REFLECTIONS FROM THE DONOR
154
CONCERNS OF RECIPIENT STATES
166
PLAYERS
187
THE PLIGHT OF REFUGEES
200
NOTES
341
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
365
INDEX
371
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מידע על המחבר (1999)

Kevin M. Cahill is President and Director of the Center for international Health and Cooperation in New York City. He also serves as Director of the Tropical Disease Center at Lenox Hospital in New York, and is Professor and Chairman of the Department of International Health at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is Senior Medical Consultant to the UN Health Service and to numerous foreign governments, as well as Pope John Paul II's American doctor.

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