A Modern History

Author: James Vernon

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674044673

Category: History

Page: 383

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Rigorously researched, Hunger: A Modern History draws together social, cultural, and political history, to show us how we came to have a moral, political, and social responsibility toward the hungry. Vernon forcefully reminds us how many perished from hunger in the empire and reveals how their history was intricately connected with the precarious achievements of the welfare state in Britain, as well as with the development of international institutions committed to the conquest of world hunger.


A Modern History

Author: James Vernon

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026780

Category: History

Page: 369

View: 7272

Rigorously researched, Hunger: A Modern History draws together social, cultural, and political history, to show us how we came to have a moral, political, and social responsibility toward the hungry. Vernon forcefully reminds us how many perished from hunger in the empire and reveals how their history was intricately connected with the precarious achievements of the welfare state in Britain, as well as with the development of international institutions committed to the conquest of world hunger.

Hungry Nation

Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India

Author: Benjamin Robert Siegel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108425968

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 864

Independent India's struggle to overcome famine, hunger, and malnutrition, as told through the voices of politicians, planners, and citizens alike.


An Unnatural History

Author: Sharman Apt Russell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786722398

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 8949

Every day, we wake up hungry. Every day, we break our fast. Hunger is both a natural and an unnatural human condition. In Hunger, Sharman Apt Russell explores the range of this primal experience. Step by step, Russell takes us through the physiology of hunger, from eighteen hours without food to thirty-six hours to three days to seven days to thirty days. In quiet, elegant prose, she asks a question as big as history and as everyday as skipping lunch: How does hunger work?

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

A Memoir

Author: Carrie Brownstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399184767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5137

A "narrative of [rock guitarist and actor Brownstein's] escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era's flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later"--Dust jacket flap.

Dedication to Hunger

The Anorexic Aesthetic in Modern Culture

Author: Leslie Heywood

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520201170

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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"Leslie Heywood weaves deftly and powerfully between contemporary cultural analysis, literary criticism, and her own experiences as a postmodern/female body. The result is a work that is both critically acute and vibrating with emotional energy and insight, a work that itself constitutes a promise of new life in the 'anorexic' culture she so sharply diagnoses and interprets."--Susan Bordo, author of Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body "Though Dedication to Hunger is a brilliant book of literary criticism, it is also far more than that. It is a challenging work that should be widely read by all those interested in the underlying assumptions that define our culture."--J. Hillis Miller, author of The Ethics of Reading

Hunger and Modern Writing

Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright

Author: Daniel Rees

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783946198161


Page: 160

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Hunger is a contentious theme in modernist literature, and this study addresses its relevance in the works of four major American and European writers. Taking an in-depth look at works by Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright, it argues that hunger is deeply involved with concepts of modernity and modern literature. Exploring how it is bound up with the writer's role in modern society this study draws on two conflicting and complex views of hunger: the first is material, relating to the body as a physical entity that has a material existence in reality. Hunger, in this sense, is a physiological process that affects the body as a result of the need for food, the lack of which can lead to discomfort, listlessness, and eventually death. The second view is that of hunger as an appetite of the mind, the kind of hunger for immaterial things that is associated with an individual's desire for a new form of knowledge, sentiment, or a different way of perceiving the reality of the world. By discussing the selected authors' conceptualization of hunger as both desire and absence of desire, or as both a creative and a destructive force, it examines how it has influenced literary representations of modern life. This study then offers a focused approach to a broad field of inquiry and presents analyses that address a variety of critical perspectives on hunger and modern literature.


Author: Knut Hamsun

Publisher: Tebbo

ISBN: 9781486152063

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 2516

Hunger by Knut Hamsun - The Original Classic Edition Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside: From there his parents moved when he was only four to settle in the far northern district of Lofoden--that land of extremes, where the year, and not the day, is evenly divided between darkness and light; where winter is a long dreamless sleep, and summer a passionate dream without sleep; where land and sea meet and intermingle so gigantically that man is all but crushed between the two--or else raised to titanic measures by the spectacle of their struggle. ...But when Kareno, the irreconcilable rebel of At the Gates of the Kingdom, the heaven-storming truth-seeker of The Game of Life, and the acclaimed radical leader in the first acts of Sunset Glow, surrenders at last to the powers that be in order to gain a safe and sheltered harbor for his declining years, then another man of 29 stands ready to denounce him and to take up the rebel cry of youth to which he has become a traitor. Hamsuns ironical humor and whimsical manner of expression do more than the plot itself to knit the plays into an organic unit, and several of the characters are delightfully drawn, particularly the two women who play the greatest part in Karenos life: his wife Eline, and Teresita, who is one more of his many feminine embodiments of the passionate and changeable Northland nature. ...From 1897 to 1912 Hamsun produced a series of volumes that simply marked a further development of the tendencies shown in his first novels: Siesta, short stories, 1897; Victoria a novel with a charming love story that embodies the tenderest note in his production, 1898; In Wonderland, travelling sketches from the Caucasus, 1903; Brushwood, short stories, 1903; The Wild Choir, a collection of poems, 1904; Dreamers, a novel, 1904; Struggling Life, short stories and travelling sketches, 1905; Beneath the Autumn Star a novel, 1906; Benoni, and Rosa, two novels forming to some extent sequels to Pan, 1908; A Wanderer Plays with Muted Strings, a novel, 1909; and The Last Joy, a shapeless work, half novel and half mere uncoordinated reflections, 1912. ...I turned to a shop window and stopped in order to give him an opportunity of getting ahead, but when, after a lapse of some minutes, I again walked on there was the man still in front of me--he too had stood stock still, --without stopping to reflect I made three or four furious onward strides, caught him up, and slapped him on the shoulder.

The Hungry Empire

How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

Author: Lizzie Collingham

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 9780099586951


Page: 400

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The glamorous daughter of an African chief shares a pineapple with a slave trader... Surveyors in British Columbia eat tinned Australian rabbit... Diamond prospectors in Guyana prepare an iguana curry... In twenty meals The Hungry Empire tells the story of how the British created a global network of commerce and trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one continent to another, re-shaping landscapes and culinary tastes. The Empire allowed Britain to harness the globe's edible resources from cod fish and salt beef to spices, tea and sugar. Lizzie Collingham takes us on a wide-ranging culinary journey, revealing how virtually every meal we eat still contains a taste of empire.

Starving on a Full Stomach

Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Africa

Author: Diana Wylie

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813920689

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 2650

An ideology of African ignorance that justified white supremacy grew up in South Africa during the first half of the twentieth century: if Africans were hungry, it was because they didn't know how to feed themselves properly; they were ignorant of "how to live." As a result, growing scientistic impatience with African culture reconciled many white South Africans to the harsh policies of apartheid. In Starving on a Full Stomach: Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Africa, Diana Wylie tells the story of the foods Africans ate and the maladies they suffered, while she shows the ways in which doctors and politicians understood and acted upon those experiences in modern African life. Wylie compares South Africa's food history with that of medieval Europe and modern America, and concludes by presenting some surprising similarities. Starving on a Full Stomach provides both a warning and a provocative framework that forces us to look at the continuing potential for misunderstanding and mismanagement of today's medical and food crises.

Modern Britain, 1750 to the Present

Author: James Vernon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107031338

Category: History

Page: 588

View: 5562

An introductory textbook charting a global history of modern Britain from 1750 to the present.


A Tale of Courage

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481477498

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4932

Presented through the eyes of 12-year-old Lorraine, this haunting novel from the award-winning author of "Hidden" and "Hush" gives insight and understanding into a little known part of history--the Irish potato famine of 1846.

Distant Strangers

How Britain Became Modern

Author: James Vernon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282043

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 1990

What does it mean to live in the modern world? How different is that world from those that preceded it, and when did we become modern? In Distant Strangers, James Vernon argues that the world was made modern not by revolution, industrialization, or the Enlightenment. Instead, he shows how in Britain, a place long held to be the crucible of modernity, a new and distinctly modern social condition emerged by the middle of the nineteenth century. Rapid and sustained population growth, combined with increasing mobility of people over greater distances and concentrations of people in cities, created a society of strangers. Vernon explores how individuals in modern societies adapted to live among strangers by forging more abstract and anonymous economic, social, and political relations, as well as by reanimating the local and the personal.

Hunger of Memory

The Education of Richard Rodriguez

Author: Richard Rodriguez

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553898833

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8675

Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum. Here is the poignant journey of a “minority student” who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation — from his past, his parents, his culture — and so describes the high price of “making it” in middle-class America. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language ... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man. From the Paperback edition.

Hunger Pains

The Modern Woman's Tragic Quest for Thinness

Author: Mary Bray Pipher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0345413938

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 120

View: 8834

Examines the effects of food, weight, and dieting on a woman's self-image, discusses eating disorders in children, and promotes positive thinking and a healthy lifestyle as means to overcome eating disorders

The Hungry World

Author: Nick Cullather

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674058828

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 822

Cullather has written an engrossing history of how the United States government, along with private philanthropies like the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, aimed to win the hearts and bodies of rural Asia in the post World War II decades by crafting strategies to develop and modernize agriculture and the peasant’s way of life. He explains how America used foreign aid, modernization theory, nutrition, statistics, and technology, to try to reconstruct the social and political order of the decolonized and disadvantaged countries in the region. Initially the issue of how best to intervene in Asia’s rural countryside was contentious, with clashing visions of development and humanitarian aid being argued throughout the 50’s and 60’s. Ultimately, one strategy displaced all the others—the “Green Revolution” and the ability to feed millions through the miracle of genetically designed dwarf strains of grain and rice. Cullather provides a detailed explanation of how this policy of feeding Asian peasants became the single strategy of “progress” adopted by the US rather than industrialization or land reform. As current controversy swirls about how best to aid Africa in the crisis of nation-building, famine, and a poverty-stricken peasantry, the story of the U.S. interventions in Asia become starkly relevant.

World Hunger

Author: Joseph Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134183429

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The revised edition of this text includes substantial new material on hunger in the aftermath of the Cold War; global food productioin versus population growth; changing demographics and falling birth rates around the world; the shifting focus of foreign assistance in the new world order; structural adjustment and other budget-slashing policies; trade liberalization and free trade agreements; famine and humanitarian interventions; and the thrid worldization of developed nations.

40 Chances

Finding Hope in a Hungry World

Author: Howard G Buffett,Howard W. Buffett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451687877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 443

View: 7976

After his father challenged him to accomplish something great in the world, the son of legendary investor Warren Buffet set out to help nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security through his passion of farming, in this inspirational story that is told through 40 stories of lessons learned.

Wild Hunger

The Primal Roots of Modern Addiction

Author: Bruce Wilshire

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461647169

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 9621

This pioneering work explores why our culture is plagued by addictions—by giving serious attention to our genetic legacy from our hunter-gatherer ancestors.

Hunger: A Novella and Stories

Author: Lan Samantha Chang

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393337952

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4949

A novella and five stories reveals the lives of immigrant families haunted by lost loves, from a ghost that seduces a young girl in a flooded river to a mother who commands her daughter to avenge a death. By the LA Times-finalist author of Inheritance. Reprint.