Whose Hunger?: Concepts of Famine, Practices of Aid - Barrows Lectures (Hardback)Jenny Edkins (author)
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Edkins examines Malthus and the origins of famine theory in notions of scarcity. Drawing on the work of Lacan, de Waal, Foucault, Zizek, and particularly Derrida, she considers Amartya Sen's entitlement approach, the Band Aid/Live Aid events, and food for work projects in Eritrea as examples of the technologization and repoliticization of famine. From the politics of famine to the practices of aid, from the theories of modernity to the complex emergencies of modern life, from the broad view to the telling detail, this searching book takes us closer to a clear understanding of some of the worst ravages of our time.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm