Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates: The Case of Northern Lebanon – Part Two The Hidden Role of Social Class

In Part Two of this two-part series examining class-based inequality that can be both ignored and exacerbated by humanitarian programmes and aid workers, Dr Carpi draws on research conducted for the Southern Responses to Displacement project and argues that economic changes brought about by the introduction of a humanitarian economy of consumerism and labour in... Continue Reading →

Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates: The Case of Northern Lebanon – Part One

‘Little attention has been paid to the class-based inequality that the very presence of humanitarian agencies produces in crisis-affected settings’ argues Dr Estella Carpi, Southern Responses to Displacement’s Research Associate, in this two-part blog series.  Drawing on observations made during research carried out in Northern Lebanon for the Southern Responses to Displacement project, Dr Carpi... Continue Reading →

No one wants to be the “Global North”? On being a researcher across the North and South.

What are some of the emerging behavioural and ethical tendencies  in today’s research economy and what sociological harms can subsequently occur? Drawing on her extensive experience of conducting research in both the ‘global North’ and the ‘global South,’  Southern Responses to Displacement Research Associate, Dr Estella Carpi, examines different ‘hierarchical and alienating’ structures across research... Continue Reading →

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