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Humanitarianism

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

When one thinks of humanitarianism or humanitarian efforts, one generally pictures actions of doing good for others, for example, rescue workers and volunteers providing basic necessities for victims of natural disasters, philanthropic donations of resources to war-stricken people in foreign lands, or even educational and development programs designed for marginalized citizens. Indeed, humanitarianism is an ideology of practices, or what one does to protect and promote the dignity of human life. When it comes to humanitarianism and issues of identity, it is necessary to ...

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