Dignity in Times of Crises

Communicating the Need for Global Social Climate Change

Authored by: Evelin Gerda Lindner , Linda M. Hartling

The Routledge Companion To Media and Humanitarian Action

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138688575
eBook ISBN: 9781315538129
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For all who work at the forefront and in the wake of global emergencies, this chapter will explore the urgent need for global social climate change to address these crises. It will define and describe humiliation as a dynamic that intensifies crises and disasters. It offers a discussion in support of media and human rights professionals, UN and government staff, academics, policymakers and practitioners,as well as victims and ordinary citizens who experience and witness humiliation and its consequences. Finally, it will discuss specific ways to begin dismantling the dynamics of humiliation by cultivating constructive global social climate change using dignity as the key.

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