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Vital minimum : need, science, and politics in modern France

Author: Dana Simmons
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What constitutes a need? Who gets to decide what people do or do not need? The author traces the history of this concept, revealing the intersections between technologies of measurement, such as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Simmons
ISBN: 9780226251561 022625156X
OCLC Number: 890757449
Description: 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Subsistence --
Social reform --
Family, race, type --
Citizens --
Vital wages --
Science of man --
Human persons --
Need, nature, and society.
Responsibility: Dana Simmons.
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"An impressive study, drawing upon a range of neglected or unknown evidence, Vital Minimum is the first book to bring the important historical themes of consumption, nutrition science, and statistics Read more...

 
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