Hunger

A Modern History

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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.

Modern Girl

Mein Leben mit Sleater-Kinney

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Author: Carrie Brownstein

Publisher: Benevento

ISBN: 3710950139

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Mit klarem, offenem Blick erzählt Carrie Brownstein vom Aufwachsen in einer Kleinstadtidylle, deren Fassade früh zu bröckeln beginnt, vom Leben vor, mit und nach einer der bekanntesten Punkbands der USA und von dem Versuch, sich selbst in und außerhalb der Musik zu finden.

The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger

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Author: Anastasia Ulanowicz,Manisha Basu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319474855

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.

Geschichte des Nicht-Essens

Verzicht, Vermeidung und Verweigerung in der Moderne

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Author: Norman Aselmeyer,Veronika Settele

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110571447

Category: History

Page: 353

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Ernährung ist in Mode. Gerade in Verzicht und Vermeidung von Nahrungsmitteln liegt heute das Heil für Mensch und Gesellschaft. Wie kam es, dass Essen entgegen seiner physiologischen Funktion zur Bedrohung von Gesundheit und Gesellschaft wurde? Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts verbesserte sich die Verfügbarkeit von Lebensmitteln in Industrieländern derart, dass die zuvor periodisch wiederkehrenden Hungersnöte überwunden waren. Nicht-Essen stand nicht länger allein für Knappheit und Armut, sondern bekam als Ausdruck bewussten Handelns eine neue Bedeutung. Gesellschaften begannen, sich entlang des Essensverzichts sozial und kulturell zu organisieren. Diäthalten und Schlanksein, Hungerstreik und Vegetarismus, Knappheit und Mangel, Gesundheitsvorsorge und Rationalisierung sind nur einige der im Band behandelten Themen, in denen das Nicht-Essen historisch relevant wurde. Alle Spielarten des Nicht-Essens erhellen Praktiken der Selbstverantwortung, staatliche Regulierung sowie individuelle und kollektive Sinnbildung und ermöglichen so, gesellschaftliche Wandlungsprozesse zu entziffern. Der Band schreibt mit seinem kulturhistorischen Zugriff auf das „Nicht-Essen“ ein neues Kapitel der Essensgeschichte. Er richtet sich sowohl an Historiker und Historikerinnen als auch an all diejenigen Leserinnen und Leser, die sich für das Verhältnis von Individuum, Nahrung und Gesellschaft interessieren.

A History of Force Feeding

Hunger Strikes, Prisons and Medical Ethics, 1909–1974

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Author: Ian Miller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319311131

Category: History

Page: 267

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This book is Open Access under a CC BY license. It is the first monograph-length study of the force-feeding of hunger strikers in English, Irish and Northern Irish prisons. It examines ethical debates that arose throughout the twentieth century when governments authorised the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It also explores the fraught role of prison doctors called upon to perform the procedure. Since the Home Office first authorised force-feeding in 1909, a number of questions have been raised about the procedure. Is force-feeding safe? Can it kill? Are doctors who feed prisoners against their will abandoning the medical ethical norms of their profession? And do state bodies use prison doctors to help tackle political dissidence at times of political crisis?

Food Choices

The Ultimate Teen Guide

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Author: Robin F. Brancato

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810869783

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 467

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.

The Hunger - Die letzte Reise

Roman

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Author: Alma Katsu

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641226279

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Mitte April 1846 bricht die so genannte »Donner Party« – insgesamt fast neunzig Männer, Frauen und Kinder – aus Springfield, Illinois, auf. Ihr Ziel ist Kalifornien. Ein Ort, an dem alles besser ist. An dem schon viele Siedler ihr Glück gefunden haben. Doch schon bald sind die Nerven zum Zerreißen angespannt: der Hunger, das Klima und die Feindseligkeiten innerhalb der Gruppe verwandeln den Wagentreck in ein Pulverfass. Dann kommt ein kleiner Junge unter mysteriösen Umständen zu Tode, und ein Siedler nach dem anderen verschwindet spurlos. Langsam aber sicher wird klar, dass die Donner Party in den Weiten der Prärie nicht alleine ist. Dass »Etwas« sie begleitet. Etwas, das großen Hunger hat ...

Modern Britain, 1750 to the Present

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Author: James Vernon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107031338

Category: History

Page: 588

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

A Modern History of Tanganyika

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Author: John Iliffe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521296113

Category: History

Page: 616

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

Distant Strangers

How Britain Became Modern

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Author: James Vernon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520957784

Category: History

Page: 184

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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.

Poverty in Contemporary Literature

Themes and Figurations on the British Book Market

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Author: B. Korte,G. Zipp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137429291

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.

Hungersbräute

Roman

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Author: Paul Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442462902

Category:

Page: 1423

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Der grosse Hunger

Hungersnöte unter Stalin und Mao

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Author: Felix Wemheuer

Publisher: Rotbuch

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: 255

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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

A Memoir

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Author: Carrie Brownstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101599545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music. Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as “America’s best rock band” by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock. HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL is an intimate and revealing narrative of her 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. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll. From the Hardcover edition.

Die Tribute von Panem

Flammender Zorn

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Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783789132209

Category: American fiction

Page: 431

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Mit dem Gewinn der jährlichen Hunger Games haben District 12 Ehrungen Katniss Everdeen und Peeta Mellark ein Leben in Sicherheit und viel für sich und ihre Familien gesichert, sondern weil sie, indem sie sich die Regeln gewonnen, sie unwissentlich die Gesichter einer drohenden Rebellion geworden.

A History of Modern Britain

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Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033051329X

Category: History

Page: 640

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A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are doing, but find themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turn out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted. Throughout, Britain is a country on the edge – first of invasion, then of bankruptcy, then on the vulnerable front line of the Cold War and later in the forefront of the great opening up of capital and migration now reshaping the world. This history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, Sixties anarchists, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher's wonderful good luck, political lies and the true heroes of British theatre. This edition also includes an extra chapter charting the course from Blair to Brexit.

Handeln in Hungerkrisen

Neue Perspektiven auf soziale und klimatische Vulnerabilität

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Author: Dominik Collet,Thore Lassen,Ansgar Schanbacher

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen

ISBN: 3863950402

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 245

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Population and Economy

From Hunger to Modern Economic Growth

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Author: Tommy Bengtsson,Osamu Saito

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191583596

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 509

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Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population has for the past two centuries been a constant source of inspiration and debate for scholars working on relationships between population and economy in historical perspective. This book of collected essays–an outcome of an A-session held at the 12th International Congress of Economic History in Madrid, 1998–sets a new standard in this active and influential field of research. The contributors go beyond the conventional European and North American geographical boundaries, bringing out new empirical findings and developing new arguments. The volume is divided into three parts. The first section takes up classical issues, the 'positive' and the 'preventive' checks and their determinants, raised by Malthus himself, and examines the issues against fresh evidence from Europe, America, and Asia. These issues are also themes of the second part, devoted to short-term fluctuations in mortality and fertility in relation to prices, wages, and other economic indicators. The final set of chapters is a coherent collection of technically sophisticated articles from an on-going international joint project concerned with how households respond to economic stress in different economic, social and cultural settings, in traditional China, Japan, Sweden, Belgium and Italy. With a brief but well organized introduction, this collection of scholarly essays offers both demographers and economic historians a wealth of exciting findings and stimulating insights.