Uni-Tübingen

Sub-Project E07: Re-ordering processes in humanitarian emergency response: local and global negotiation strategies

Abstract

Project E07 examines re-ordering processes generated in the context of humanitarian emergencies; the focus is on medical relief dispensed by first responders. This phenomenon is studied from three separate angles: 1) different notions of order plus the strategies, materials, and resources actually deployed; 2) different categories and concepts evoked in this connection; 3) how such processes are imbedded in, and how they impact on, what Fassin has called the “moral economy.” This ethnological project will add to what is known about the intricate web of two-way processes that occur between diagnosis, operationalization, and eventual containment of a threat to an established order.