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Britt Halvorson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226557120

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226557434.001.0001

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Aid’s End Times

Aid’s End Times

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(p.239) Conclusions Aid’s End Times
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Britt Halvorson

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226557434.003.0007

The conclusion asks how Malagasy and Americans reckon the time duration or end-time of medical relief. Many Malagasy and Americans express concerns about the long-term foreign presence and “dependency” of the medical relief model, a subject about which scholars of humanitarianism have written extensively. What is its end, and what futures can be imagined through its termination? Intertwining these imagined futures with the present-moment of aid, the conclusion considers how aid circulations are diverse projects of world-making for religious actors.

Keywords:   Temporality, Futures, Value, World making, Eschatology, Christianity, Humanitarianism

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