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Malawi’s Orphans: The Role of Transnational Humanitarian Organizations

  • Andrea FreidusEmail author
  • Anne Ferguson
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Abstract

Emerging literature on the new humanitarianism, presented in this chapter, provides a lens to consider the work of transnational orphan care organizations. We draw on this literature to examine the images and discourses transnational orphan care organizations in Malawi use to enlist support for their endeavors. These include the websites, picture galleries, fund-raisers, and volunteer tours of orphanages that they purposely construct, using sentiments of compassion in order to enlist international contributors and volunteers in their activities. Our study draws upon research conducted during 2006 and 2008 in Malawi and the United States (USA).

Keywords

Illegal Immigrant Rural Village Vulnerable Child International Adoption Bare Life 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.James Madison CollegeMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Anthropology and Center for Gender in Global ContextMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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