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Starving on a Full Stomach: Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Afhunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South


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Juli 2001

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

An ideology of African ignorance that justified white supremacy grew up in South Africa during the first half of the twentieth century: if Africans were hungry, it was because they didn't know how to feed themselves properly; they were ignorant of "how to live". As a result, growing scientistic impatience with African culture reconciled many white South Africans to the harsh policies of apartheid.In Starving on a Full Stomach: Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Africa, Diana Wylie tells the story of the foods Africans ate and the maladies they suffered, while she shows the ways in which doctors and politicians understood and acted upon those experiences in African life.Wylie compares South Africa's food history with that of medieval Europe and modern America, and she concludes by presenting some surprising similarities. Starving on a Full Stomach provides both a warning and a provocative framework that forces us to consider the continuing potential for mismanagement and misunderstanding of today's medical and food crises.

Portrait

Diana Wylie is Associate Professor of History at Boston University, and the author of A Little God: The Twilight of Patriarchy in a Southern African Chiefdom.
EAN: 9780813920474
ISBN: 0813920477
Untertitel: 'Reconsiderations in Southern A'. Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF VIRGINIA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2001
Seitenanzahl: 319 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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