Author Archives: Pierluigi Musarò

About Pierluigi Musarò

is associate professor of sociology at the University of Bologna as well as a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University. He has recently co-edited, with Paola Parmiggiani, “Beyond Humanitarian Narratives,” Sociologia della comunicazione(2013), and Media e migrazioni: Etica, estetica e politica del discorso umanitario (Franco-Angeli, 2014), exploring how humanitarian narratives are discursively dislocated from the context of humanitarian action and philanthropy in the management of migration and border control.

The Banality of Goodness: Humanitarianism between the Ethics of Showing and the Ethics of Seeing

The Ironic Spectator: Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism Lilie Chouliaraki Cambridge: Polity, 2013. ix + 238 pp. The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence Susie Linfield Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. xiii + 321 pp. Contemporary forms of humanitarianism began to emerge in Europe and the Americas in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, originating from a mixture of religious and Enlightenment ideas.1 In a context marked by the rapid rise of industrialization, urbanization, and market expansion, and the development of modern nation-states, Continue reading → Continue reading →