ISBN-10:
0415916143
ISBN-13:
9780415916141
Pub. Date:
10/23/1997
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Hunger And Shame / Edition 1

Hunger And Shame / Edition 1

by Mary Howard, Ann V. Millard

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Overview

Hunger And Shame / Edition 1

In discussing the moral and practical dilemmas posed by the malnourished children in Mount Kilimanjaro, the authors explore the shame associated with child hunger in relation to social organization, colonial history and global economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415916141
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/23/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

About the Author

Mary Howard is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio Wesleyan University. She has extensive fieldwork experience on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Ann Millard is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University.

Table of Contents

1. The Shame of Hunger

2. To the Mountain and an Early Confrontation with Death

3. Poverty Amidst Plenty

4. On the Road to the Margins

5. "These People": Institutional Discrimation and Resistance by the Poor

6. Sex and the Shame of Kwashiorkor

7.

The Meaning of a Child

8. Conflict in Families

9. Child Favoritism and Malnutrition

10. The NURU Experience

Endnotes

Appendix A: Comparisons of Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Appendix B: Households Characteristics,

Child Malnutrition, and Maternal Knowledge: A Survey at Child Health Clinics in Kilimanjaro, 1972

Appendix C: Research by Mary Howard on Mt. Kilimanjaro: Participant Observation, Interviews, Survey Research, and Analyses of Health Statistics.

that sustain malnutrition. Discussing the moral and practical dilemmas posed by the presence of malnourished children in the community, and exploration is presented of the shame associated with child hunger in relation to social organization, colonial history, and the global economy.

The work of NURU, the Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit, established among the Chagga in 1972 is discussed. A joint European/USA NGO, NURU provides an instructive example of the cultural complexities that must be confronted if nutrition rehabilitation is to succeed (M. Howard, Millard,

A.V.)

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