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Hunger
The Biology and Politics of Starvation
John R. Butterly, Jack Shepherd

Dartmouth College Press



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• PLATFORM OF UNDERSTANDING
• Prologue: “Peasants Always Starve”
• The Silent Emergency
• The Framework of Understanding
• Lessons from the Great Irish Famine: The Causes of Starvation
• THE CRISIS OF NUTRITION
• The Basics of Nutrition
• The Anatomy and Physiology of Nutrition
• Agriculture: The Birth of Civilization . . . and Famine
• Lessons from the Great Irish Famine: Nutrition
• THE GENESIS OF RESPONSE
• Responses on the Ground
• Responses: Government and International
• Responses to Malnutrition
• Lessons from the Great Irish Famine: Nineteenth-century Ireland and Modern Africa
• WHY PEOPLE STARVE AND DIE
• Why Do Some People Starve?
• Why Do Some People Die?
• The Biological Basis for Political Behavior
• Lessons from the Great Irish Famine: Who Starves and Why?
• THE WAY FORWARD
• The Right to Food
• Best Practices
• Prescription for Change
• Notes
• Index

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