Notes and Sources

for "Three Cups of Fiction"



Whites in Shining Armor, Saundra Schimmelpfennig, Huffington Post, September 8, 2010.   As far as I can tell, Schimmelpfennig is the originator of the phrase "Whites in Shining Armor."

The White-Savior Industrial Complex, Teju Cole, The Atlantic, March 21, 2012.  Cole provoked a Twitterstorm with a series of tweets in response to the Kony 2012 debacle, including my personal favorite:


Beyond Madrasas: Assessing the Links Between Education and Militancy in Pakistan. Rebecca Winthrop and Corinne Graff. Brookings Institution, June 2010.  

Estimating The Returns To Education : Accounting For Heterogeneity In Ability. Harry Anthony Patrinos; Cris Ridao-Cano; Chris Sakellariou.   World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4040, October 2006

China’s Army of Graduates Struggles for Jobs, Andrew Jacobs.  New York Times, December 11, 2010.

Targeting Endemic Vulnerability Factors to Human Trafficking. Strategic Information Response Network, United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) 2007.

Progress Can Kill:  How Imposed Development Destroys the Health of Tribal Peoples. Survival International,  2007.

Suicides and 'Shorter, Bleaker' Lives Plague Indigenous Groups Around the World, Eva Hershaw, Vice, January 8, 2016.

Development: a misplaced emphasis on education? Danielle Romannes, The Lowy Interpreter, November 16, 2011.

Alarm at Mumbai’s teenage suicide trend. Zubair Ahmed. BBC News, Mumbai. February 1, 2010.

Violence and school failure drive young people to commit suicide, Theresa Kim Hwa-young.  Asia News, August 21, 2008.

Indian teens have world’s highest suicide rate. Shaoni Bhattacharya, New Scientist, April 2, 2004.

Suicide the major cause of death among young people. Wang Shanshan.  China Daily, 2007.    

Suicides in young people in rural southern India, Rita Aaron MD, Prof Abraham Joseph MD, Prof Sulochana Abraham MD, Prof Jayaprakash Muliyil PhD, Prof Kuryan George MD, Jasmine Prasad MD, Shantidani Minz MD, Vinod Joseph Abraham MD, Dr Anuradha Bose MD.   The Lancet – 3 April 2004 ( Vol. 363, Issue 9415, Pages 1117-1118 )

Teen Suicides, By Damayanti Datta, India Today, April 18, 2008

Enough of aid – let’s talk reparations.  Jason Hickel, The Guardian, November 27, 2015.

Illicit Financial Flows, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) Report.

Two Schools in Afghanistan, One Complicated Situation, by Edward Wong, New York Times.  April23, 2011.


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