Edited Book

The Red Cross Movement: Myths, practices and turning points


Wylie N, Oppenheimer M & Crossland J (eds.) (2020) The Red Cross Movement: Myths, practices and turning points. Humanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches. Manchester: Manchester University Press. https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526133519/the-red-cross-movement/

For over 150 years, the Red Cross has brought succour to the world's needy, from sick and wounded soldiers on the battlefield, to political detainees, to those suffering the effects of natural disasters. The world's oldest and most preeminent humanitarian movement, the relevance and status of the Red Cross Movement today is as high as it has ever been. Reimagining and re-evaluating the Red Cross as a global institutional network, this volume charts the rise of the Red Cross and analyses the emergence of humanitarianism through a series of turning points, practices and myths. The contributors explore the three unique elements that make up the Red Cross Movement: the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent formerly known as the League of Red Cross Societies (both based in Geneva) and the 192 national societies. With chapters by leading scholars and researchers from Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and America, the book offers a timely account of this unique, complex and contested organisation

EditorProfessor Neville Wylie
Title of seriesHumanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches
Publication date02/03/2020
PublisherManchester University Press
Publisher URLhttps://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/…-cross-movement/
Place of publicationManchester