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Title The political economy of African famine / edited by R.E. Downs, Donna O. Kerner, Stephen P. Reyna
Published London : Routledge, 2020
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Series Routledge library editions. Food supply and policy ; 3
Routledge library editions. Food supply and policy ; 3
Summary Originally published in 1991. This volume explores the combination of political and economic forces that influence different levels of food supply. The book begins with a discussion of famine theories, ranging from cultural ecology to neo-Marxism. Following this survey is a series of essays by anthropologists, geographers, economists and development practitioners that explores the role of Western institutions in African famine, analyzes famine in particular countries, and documents the relationship between famine and gender. This book takes an unusually broad look at famine by including analyses of countries where hunger has rarely been studied and by examining African famine from both African and Western perspectives. Its concluding proposals for eradicating famine make innovative and provocative contributions to current global debates on food and nutrition
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Subject Agriculture -- Africa.
Famines -- Africa.
Food supply -- Africa.
Produce trade -- Africa
Agriculture.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
Economic history.
Famines.
Food supply.
Produce trade.
Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960-
Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Downs, R. E., editor.
Kerner, Donna O., editor.
Reyna, Stephen P., editor.
ISBN 042929672X
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1000118967
1000124231
9780429296727
9781000113693
9781000118964
9781000124231