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Title: Charity Appeals as Poverty Porn? Production Ethics in Representing Suffering Children and Typhoon Haiyan Beneficiaries in the Philippines
Authors: Ong, Jonathan C.
First Published: 14-Jul-2015
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Ong, JC, Charity Appeals as Poverty Porn? Production Ethics in Representing Suffering Children and Typhoon Haiyan Beneficiaries in the Philippines, 'Production Studies, the Sequel!', 2, Routledge, 2015
Abstract: This paper explores the production process behind charity appeals in the context of developing Philippines. INGO appeals have traditionally been studied through textual analyses that expose their use of shock effect techniques and neo-colonial narratives that fail to bridge the “moral distance” between Western donors and “distant sufferers” (Chouliaraki, 2013; Vestergaard, 2009). Here, I develop an ethnographic approach to investigate the interactions between producers and the poor people who are subjects of appeals. I pay attention to producers’ articulations of “good work” and strategies of compliance and resistance as regards local media conventions of representing suffering within a culture of disaster and everyday suffering.
ISBN: 9781138831698
9781138831681
Links: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138831698
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/33118
Embargo on file until: 14-Jan-2017
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Routledge. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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