Dr Estella Carpi

Journal Articles

Carpi, E. (2020). “Car-Sharing in Lebanon: Overlooked Practices of Collective Self-Reliance”, Rethinking Refuge Platform (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford), April 8, 2020. Available at: https://www.rethinkingrefuge.org/articles/car-sharing-in-lebanon-overlooked-practices-of-collective-self-reliance

Carpi, E. (2019) “Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates. The Case of Northern Lebanon”. Middle East Institute, December 4, 2019. Available at: https://www.mei.edu/publications/bringing-social-class-humanitarian-debates-case-northern-lebanon

Carpi, E. (2019) Towards a Neo-Cosmetic Humanitarianism. Refugee Self-Reliance as a Social Cohesion Regime in Lebanon’s Halba, Journal of Refugee Studies 33 (1): 224-244.

Carpi, E. (2019) Winking at Humanitarian Neutrality: The Liminal Politics of the State in Lebanon, Anthropologica 61 (1): 83-96.

Carpi, E. (2019) No One Wants to Be the ‘Global North’? About Being a Researcher across the North and South, Public Anthropologist. Available at: http://publicanthropologist.cmi.no/2019/05/09/no-one-wants-to-be-the-global-north-on-being-a-researcher-across-the-north-and-south/.

Carpi, E. (2018) Intermediaries in Humanitarian Action: A Questionable Shortcut to the Effective Localisation of Aid?, Public Anthropologist. Available at: http://publicanthropologist.cmi.no/.

Carpi, E. (2018) What’s Wrong with the ‘Power of Writing’? A Reflection on Language in Academic Research, Public Anthropologist. Available at: http://allegralaboratory.net/whats-wrong-with-the-power-of-writing-a-reflection-on-language-in-academic-research/.

Carpi, E. (2018) ‘Southern’ and ‘Northern’ Assistance Provision beyond the Grand Narratives: Views from Lebanese and Syrian Providers in Lebanon, Public Anthropologist. Available at: http://publicanthropologist.cmi.no/2018/09/15/southern-and-northern-assistance-provision-beyond-the-grand-narratives-views-from-lebanese-and-syrian-providers-in-lebanon/.

Carpi, E. (2018) Redefinindo a Vulnerabilidade em uma Favela de Beirute: Cidadania e Refugio às Margens da Sociedade Libanesa, Oriente Medio e Norte da Africa.. http://www.revistadiaspora.org/2018/08/13/redefinindo-a-vulnerabilidade-em-uma-favela-de-beirute/.

Carpi, E. (2018) Teaching Humanitarianism in Lebanon, Turkey, and Italy, Public Anthropologist. Available at: http://publicanthropologist.cmi.no/2018/04/26/teaching-humanitarianism-in-lebanon-turkey-and-italy/.

Carpi, E. (2018) Intermediaries in Humanitarian Action: A Questionable Shortcut to the Effective Localisation of Aid?, Public Anthropologist, November 24, 2018. Available at: http://publicanthropologist.cmi.no/.

Carpi, E. (2018) Reflections on Faith-Based Solidarity and Social Membership: Beyond Religion? The Case of Lebanese Shiite FBOs, Caucasus International. 

Carpi, E. and Şenoğuz, P. H. (2018) Refugee Hospitality in Lebanon and Turkey. On Making the ‘Other’, Journal of International Migration.

Carpi, E. and Senoguz, P. (2018) Refugee Hospitality in Lebanon and Turkey, Journal of International Migration.

Carpi, E. with Glioti, A. (2018) Towards an Alternative ‘Time of the Revolution’? Beyond State Contestation in the Struggle for a New Syrian Everyday, Middle East Critique 27(1): 231-246.

Carpi, E. (2017) Reflections on Faith-Based Solidarity and Social Membership: Beyond Religion? The Case of Lebanese Shiite FBOs Caucasus International 7(2): 67-82.

Books and Book Chapters

Carpi, E. and Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2020) “A Sociology of Knowledge on Humanitarianism and Displacement: The cases of Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey,” in Salvatore, A., Hanafi, S. and Obuse, K. (eds) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of the Middle East, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Carpi, E. and Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2020) “Keeping the Faith? Examining the Roles of Faith and Secularism in Syrian Diaspora Organizations in Lebanon”. In Dijzkeul, D. and Fauser, M. (eds) Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs, pp.129-149. London: Routledge.

Carpi, E. and Diana, C. (2019) “The Right to Play versus the Right to War? Vulnerable Childhood in Lebanon’s NGOization”, in Cheney, K. and Sinervo, A., Disadvantaged Childhoods and Humanitarian Intervention: Processes of Affective Commodification and Objectification, 135-156. NY: Palgrave.

Carpi, E. (2019) “The ‘Need to Be There’: North-South Encounters and Imaginations in the Humanitarian Economy”, in Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Daley, P. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of South-South Relations. NY: Routledge. 

Carpi, E. (2019) Specchi Scomodi. Etnografia delle Migrazioni Forzate nel Libano Contemporaneo. Milan: Mimesis [Italian].

Carpi, E. (2017) Learning and Earning in Constrained Labour Markets. The Politics of Livelihoods in Lebanon’s Halba, in Fiori, J. and Rigon, A. (eds.) Making Lives. Refugee Self-Reliance and Humanitarian Action in Cities, 11-36. London: Save the Children UK.

Book reviews by Dr Estella Carpi include: 

Carpi, E. (2019) on Feldman, I. (2018) Life Lived in Relief. Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, in Middle East Journal, summer 2019 Issue.

Carpi, E. (2019) on Omata, N. (2017) The Myth of Self-Reliance. Economic Lives Inside a Liberian Refugee Camp, NY and Oxford: Berghahn Books, in Migration & Society 2: 121-122.

Carpi, E. (2019) on Calculli, M. (2018) Come uno Stato. Hizbullah e la Mimesi Strategica, Milan: Vita e Pensiero [Italian], in Lavoro Culturale. Availble online at: http://www.lavoroculturale.org/hezbollah-come-uno-stato/fbclid=IwAR0b1JL4iHFOuVksnTGyb2FkQi_6KqLSYTwGnDnmPgs8_mAcQy834W8D2xQ.

Carpi, E. (2018) on Mayblin, L. (2017) Asylum after Empire. Colonial Legacies in the Politics of Asylum Seeking, London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield, in Refuge 34 (2): 158-160.

Carpi, E. on Marron, R. (2017) Humanitarian Rackets and their Moral Hazards: The Case of the Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016, in Global Policy.

Featured Photo:  Mural in Baddawi camp, N. Lebanon, wishing passersby a “Ramadan Kareem” (Happy Ramadan).  (c) E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, 2018

Blogs and Other Publications

Carpi, E., Istanbouli, A., Al Helali, S. (2021) Educating the host: It’s not just refugees who need ‘integration’ programmes.

Carip, E. (2021) The Role of Brazil in the North and South: Discussing Refugee Reception with Dr Mirian Alves de Souza

Carpi, E. (2021) A Sociology of Knowledge on Displacement and Humanitarianism

Carpi, E. (2021) Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates: The Case of Northern Lebanon – Part Two – The Hidden Role of Social Class

Carpi, E. (2021) Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates: The Case of Northern Lebanon – Part One

Carpi, E. (2020) No one wants to be the “Global North”?  On being a researcher across the North and the South.

Carpi, E. (2020) Spaces of Transregional Aid and Visual Politics in Lebanon

Carpi, E. (2020) Different Shades of ‘Neutrality’: Arab Gulf NGOs in Lebanon

Carpi, E. (2019) Syrian Faith Leaders in Displacement: Neglected Aid Providers?

Carpi, E. (2019) Intermediaries in Humanitarian Action:  The Case of Lebanon

Carpi, E. (2018) Southern’ and ‘Northern’ assistance provision beyond the grand narratives: Views from Lebanese and Syrian providers in Lebanon

Carpi, E. (2018) In conversation with the Kahkaha project in Lebanon: an effective example of a Southern-led initiative.

Carpi, E. (2018) Empires of ‘Inclusion’?

Carpi, E. (2018) Humanitarianism and Postcoloniality: A Look at Academic Texts

Carpi, E. (2018) Teaching Humanitarianism: The Need for a More Responsive Framework

Carpi, E. (2018) The Politics of Reception in Syria’s Neighbourhood

Carpi, E. (2018) Does Faith-Based Aid Provision Always Localise Aid?

Carpi, E. (2018) Localising Response to Humanitarian Need

Boano, C. Carpi, E. (2018)  Humanitarianism in an Urban Lebanese Setting: Missed Opportunities, Legal Agenda. Available at: http://legal-agenda.com/en/article.php?id=4211

Carpi, E. (2018) Does Faith-Based Provision Always Localise Aid? Refugee Hosts, Jan 2018.

Carpi, E. (2018) Border Towns: Humanitarian Assistance in Peri-Urban Areas, Humanitarian Exchange Magazine No. 71, March 27, 2018. Humanitarian Practice Network, Overseas Development Institute, London, UK. Available at: https://odihpn.org/magazine/border-towns-humanitarian-assistance-in-peri-urban-areas/

Carpi, E. (2016) Refugee Hospitality and Humanitarian Action in Northern Lebanon: between Social Order and Trans-border History, Urgence, Réhabilitation, et Dévelopemment, Paris: URD Groupe.

Carpi, E. (2016) Against Ontologies of Hospitality. About Syrian Refugeehood in Northern Lebanon, Middle East Institute. Available at: http://www.mei.edu/content/map/against-ontologies-hospitality-about-syrian-refugeehood-northern-lebanon.

Carpi, E. (2014) The Everyday Experience of Humanitarianism in Akkar’s Villages. Beirut: Civil Society Knowledge Centre. Available at: http://civilsociety-centre.org/paper/everyday-experience-humanitarianism-akkar-villages.

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