You wouldn't want to be an Aztec sacrifice!

by Macdonald, Fiona, 1958-

Format: Print Book 2001
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Humanitarian sentiments have motivated a variety of manifestations of pity, from nineteenth-century movements to end slavery to the creation of modern international humanitarian law. While humanitarianism is clearly political, Humanitarianism and Suffering addresses the ways in which it is also an ethos embedded in civil society, one that drives secular and religious social and cultural movements, not just legal and political institutions. As an ethos, humanitarianism has a strong narrative and representational dimension that can generate humanitarian constituencies for particular causes. The emotional nature of compassion is closely linked to visual and literary images of suffering and innocence. Essays in the volume analyze the character, form, and voice of private or public narratives themselves and explain how and why some narratives of suffering energize political movements of solidarity, whereas others do not. Humanitarianism and Suffering explores when, how, and why humanitarian movements become widespread popular movements. It shows how popular sentiments move political and social elites to action and, conversely, how national elites appropriate humanitarian ideals for more instrumental ends.
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Series You wouldn't want to--
Subjects Aztecs -- Juvenile literature.
Human sacrifice -- Juvenile literature.
Indians of Mexico.
Human sacrifice.
Publisher New York :Franklin Watts,2001
Contributors Antram, David, 1958-
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations, color mao ; 25 cm.
ISBN 9780531146026
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