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Bread from StonesThe Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism$
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Keith David Watenpaugh

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520279308

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520279308.001.0001

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Between Refugee and Citizen

Between Refugee and Citizen

The Practical Failures of Modern Humanitarianism, 1923–1939

(p.157) Chapter 6 Between Refugee and Citizen
Bread from Stones

Keith David Watenpaugh

University of California Press

This chapter examines efforts by the League of Nations to help displaced Armenians through the creation of a network of humanitarian projects in the period after the failure of the international community to establish an Armenian homeland. It introduces the concept of humanitarian practical failure and how that failure laid the groundwork for discussions and policies that would eventually lead to the elaboration of international human rights.

Keywords:   refugees, League of Nations, Armenia, Nansen Passport, André N. Mandelstam, Hannah Arendt

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