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Lamia Moghnieh


Humanitarian and Humane Subjects in Lebanon: The Problem of Social Change

[A Lebanese Red Cross Worker in a Bombed Ambulance in 2006; Image by Ali Hashisho for Reuters]

The ubiquitous presence of humanitarian organizations in Lebanon since the 2006 war has created a variety of well-paid jobs and careers and sought to produce new forms of Lebanese subjectivities. Primarily, the humane subject who performs humanity as an ethical sentiment of traumatic shock when faced with dehumanizing violence and the humanitarian subject whose activism regulates violations of human rights.i While the former has been met with resistance in Lebanon, at least ...

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Lamia Moghnieh

Lamia Moghnieh is a PhD candidate in Social Work and Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.