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Title On an empty stomach : two hundred years of hunger relief / Tom Scott-Smith.
Author Scott-Smith, Tom, 1980- author.
Publication Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2020.
Copyright date ©2020
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 268 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : humanitarian approaches to hunger -- From the classical soup kitchen to the Irish famine -- Justus Liebig and the rise of nutritional science -- Governing the diet in Victorian institutions -- Colonialism and communal strength -- Social nutrition at the League of Nations -- Military feeding during World War Two -- The medicalization of hunger and the postwar period -- High modernism and the development decade -- Low modernism after Biafra -- Small-scale devices and the low modernist legacy -- Conclusion : on an empty stomach.
Summary "This book examines the practical techniques humanitarians have used to manage and measure starvation, from Victorian soup kitchens to space-age, high-protein foods. Tracing the evolution of these techniques since the start of the nineteenth century, the book argues that humanitarianism is not a simple story of progress and improvement, but is profoundly shaped by sociopolitical conditions"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 14, 2020).
Subject Food relief -- History.
Humanitarian assistance -- History.
Starvation -- History.
Emergency mass feeding -- History.
Nutrition -- Research -- History.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Agriculture & Food Policy (see also SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food)
Emergency mass feeding. (OCoLC)fst00908535
Food relief. (OCoLC)fst00931031
Humanitarian assistance. (OCoLC)fst00963553
Nutrition -- Research. (OCoLC)fst01042241
Starvation. (OCoLC)fst01131740
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Scott-Smith, Tom, 1980- On an empty stomach Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2020. 9781501748653 (DLC) 2019032685
ISBN 9781501748660 electronic book
1501748661 electronic book
9781501748677 electronic book
150174867X electronic book

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