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Humanitarian Care and the Ends of Life: The Politics of Aging and Dying in a Palestinian Refugee Camp

You-Will-Kill-Me-Beans: Taste and the Politics of Necessity in Humanitarian Aid

An Urban Frontier: Respatializing Government in Remote Northern Australia

“Too Fat to Be an Orphan”: The Moral Semiotics of Food Aid in Botswana

Muddy Labor: A Japanese Aid Ethic of Collective Intimacy in Myanmar

Humanity/Plan; or, On the "Stateless" Today (Also Being an Anthropology of Global Health)

Bread, Freedom, Social Justice: The Egyptian Uprising and a Sufi Khidma

Human Rights As Moral Progress? A Critique

Disciplinary Adaptation and Undergraduate Desire: Anthropology and Global Development Studies in the Liberal Arts Curriculum

The Unbearable Lightness of Expats: Double Binds of Humanitarian Mobility

Scientific Sovereignty: How International Drug Donation Programs Reshape Health, Disease, and the State

Afterlives: Humanitarian Histories and Critical Subjects in Mozambique

Witchcraft, Bureaucraft, and the Social Life of (US) Aid in Haiti

The Impulse of Philanthropy

The Humanitarian Politics of Testimony: Subjectification through Trauma in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

Difficult Distinctions: Refugee Law, Humanitarian Practice, and the Identification of People in Gaza

The Measure of Mercy: Islamic Justice, Sovereign Power, and Human Rights in Iran

Doctors, Borders, and Life in Crisis

Compassion and Repression: The Moral Economy of Immigration Policies in France

National Geographic: The Rooting of Peoples and the Territorialization of National Identity Among Scholars and Refugees

Metropolitan Africans: Reading Incapacity, the Incapacity of Reading