Ludovic Joxe - “Where is home?”—“Doctors Without Borders”, doctors without a homeland?

societes-plurielles:8412 - Sociétés plurielles, August 31, 2021, Exaptriate - https://doi.org/10.46298/societes-plurielles.2021.8412
“Where is home?”—“Doctors Without Borders”, doctors without a homeland?

Authors: Ludovic Joxe

Are “Doctors Without Borders” (MSF) doctors without a homeland? Based on fifty interviews, statistical data and a participatory observation, this articledescribes humanitarian mission conditions limiting local integration and suggests three forms of attachment: home (“break expatriates”), elsewhere (“multi‑homeland expatriates”) or nowhere (“duty‑free expatriates”). For the latter, MSF plays, until their departure from the organization, the role of substitute homeland.


Volume: Exaptriate
Section: Articles
Published on: August 31, 2021
Submitted on: August 31, 2021
Keywords: sociology,expatriation,MSF,family,identity,homeland,mission,humanitarianism,sociología,expatriación,MSF,familia,identidad,patria,misión,ayuda humanitaria,sociologie,expatriation,MSF,famille,identité,patrie,mission,humanitaire,[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences


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