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Hunger : a modern history

Author: James Vernon
Publisher: London, England : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.
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Draws together social, cultural, and political history in a novel way, to show us how we came to have a moral, political, and social responsibility toward the hungry. This book reminds us how many  Read more...

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Vernon, James.
Hunger.
London, England : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007017979
(OCoLC)124031871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Vernon
ISBN: 9780674044678 0674044673
OCLC Number: 432671585
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 369 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Hunger and the making of the modern world --
The humanitarian discovery of hunger --
Hunger as political critique --
The science and calculation of hunger --
Hungry England and planning for a world of plenty --
Collective feeding and the welfare of society --
You are what you eat : educating the citizen as consumer --
Remembering hunger : the script of British social democracy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: James Vernon.

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A lively and engaging study that demonstrates how hunger is as much a historical condition as it is a biological one. Elegant, intelligent, and ambitious, it will be widely read and Read more...

 
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