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Publication of the thematic focus "Affective Regimes of Care beyond Humanitarian Crisis," edited by Heike Drotbohm & Hansjörg Dilger, has been released.

In a thematic section of the journal Focaal (vol. 98/1, 2024), the focus is on the expansion and differentiation of various forms of humanitarian aid, deeply rooted in contemporary political and social order.

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In the introduction by Heike Drotbohm and Hansjörg Dilger, who are also the editors of the special issue of the journal, the contemporary emergence of new forms of informal, crisis-related care practices is outlined, which both complement and contradict classical forms of humanitarian aid. Against the backdrop of increasingly widespread criticism of large-scale international humanitarian assistance, the spread, merging, and differentiation of novel forms of non-state aid are described. Drotbohm and Dilger (2024) examine, from an affect theoretical perspective, how regimes of care are experienced, performed, and reflected upon beyond exceptional situations in crises.

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