The Red Cross movement: Myths, practices and turning points.

Neville Wylie (Editor), Melanie Oppenheimer (Editor), James Crossland (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

This book offers new insights into the history of the Red Cross Movement, the world's oldest humanitarian body originally founded in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland. Incorporating new research, the book re-imagines and re-evaluates the Red Cross as a global institutional network. It is the first book of its kind to focus on the rise of the Red Cross and analyses the emergence of humanitarianism through a series of turning points, practices and myths. The book explores the three 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 191 national societies. The book will be invaluable for students, lecturers, humanitarian workers, and those with a general interest in this highly recognizable and respected humanitarian brand.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages360
ISBN (Electronic)9781526133526
ISBN (Print)9781526133519
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2020

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    Re-alignment in the aftermath of war: the League of Red Cross Societies, the Australian Red Cross and its Junior Red Cross in the 1920s

    Oppenheimer, M., Mar 2020, The Red Cross Movement: Myths, practices and turning points. Wylie, N., Oppenheimer, M. & Crossland, J. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 130-147 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The Red Cross Movement: continuities, changes and challenges

    Wylie, N., Oppenheimer, M. & Crossland, J., Mar 2020, The Red Cross Movement: Myths, practices and turning points. Wylie, N., Oppenheimer, M. & Crossland, J. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 1-26 26 p. (Humanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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    Wylie, N., Oppenheimer, M., & Crossland, J. (Eds.) (2020). The Red Cross movement: Myths, practices and turning points. Manchester University Press.