A Modern History

Author: James Vernon

Publisher: Harvard University Press


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.

Modern Britain, 1750 to the Present

Author: James Vernon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 588

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

The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger

Author: Anastasia Ulanowicz

Publisher: Springer


Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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This collection investigates modern imperialist practices and their management of hunger through its punctuated distribution amongst asymmetrically related marginal populations. Drawing on relevant material from Egypt, Ireland, India, Ukraine, and other regions of the globe, The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger is a rigorously comparative study made up of ten essays by well-established scholars from universities around the world. Since modernity, we have been inhabitants of a globe increasingly connected through discourses of equal access for all humans to the resources of the planet, but the volume emphasizes alongside this reality the flagrant politicization of those same resources. From this emphasis, the essays in the volume place into relief the idea that ideological and aesthetic discourses of hunger could inform ethical thinking and practices about who or what constitutes the figure of the modern historical human.

A Modern History of Tanganyika

Author: John Iliffe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 616

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The first comprehensive and fully documented history of modern Tanganyika (mainland Tanzania).

Food Choices

The Ultimate Teen Guide

Author: Robin F. Brancato

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 229

There are a host of books on dieting, nutrition, cooking, and all other areas related to food, yet books targeted to teens tend to emphasize weight and the dangers of unhealthy eating. Food Choices: The Ultimate Teen Guide provides teens with a new look at food and eating. In this book, author Robin Brancato chooses not to dwell on food-related pathologies like anorexia, bulimia, or obesity. Instead, she guides teens into a greater knowledge and enjoyment of food and healthy eating. This book discusses numerous topics related to food and eating, including the biological and chemical reasons we prefer certain foods and the eating habits that are unique to teens today. This book also covers the latest medical research, the vast amount of literature on weight loss and dieting, and the cultural influences that affect what food we eat. Throughout, teens are presented with the best tips on how to develop healthy eating habits for a lifetime of enjoying food.

Hunger and Shame

Child Malnutrition and Poverty on Mount Kilimanjaro

Author: Mary Howard

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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In discussing the moral and practical dilemmas posed by the malnourished children in Mount Kilimanjaro, the authors explore the shame associated with child hunger in relation to social organization, colonial history and global economy.

Poverty in Contemporary Literature

Themes and Figurations on the British Book Market

Author: B. Korte

Publisher: Springer


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 149

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Poverty and inequality have gained a new public presence in the United Kingdom. Literature, and particularly narrative literature, (re-)configures how people think, feel and behave in relation to poverty. This makes the analysis of poverty-themed fiction an important aspect in the new transdisciplinary field of poverty studies.

Looking North

Northern England and the National Imagination

Author: Dave Russell

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 390

Investigating areas as diverse as travel literature, fiction, dialect, the stage, radio, television, feature film, music and sport, this book assesses the portrayal of the North of England within the national culture and how this has impacted upon attitudes to the region and its place within notions of Englishness. The relationship between these cultural forms and the construction of regional identity has received only limited consideration and this fascinating work provides not only much new information, but also a map for future writers. The North, although seen ultimately as other and the subject of much critical comment, is also shown here as capable of stimulating the creative imagination and invigorating English culture in sometimes surprising ways.