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The Resource An ethnography of hunger : politics, subsistence, and the unpredictable grace of the sun, Kristin D. Phillips

An ethnography of hunger : politics, subsistence, and the unpredictable grace of the sun, Kristin D. Phillips

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An ethnography of hunger : politics, subsistence, and the unpredictable grace of the sun
Title
An ethnography of hunger
Title remainder
politics, subsistence, and the unpredictable grace of the sun
Statement of responsibility
Kristin D. Phillips
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In An Ethnography of Hunger Kristin D. Phillips examines how rural farmers in central Tanzania negotiate the interconnected projects of subsistence, politics, and rural development. Writing against stereotypical Western media images of spectacular famine in Africa, she examines how people live with'rather than die from'hunger. Through tracing the seasonal cycles of drought, plenty, and suffering and the political cycles of elections, development, and state extraction, Phillips studies hunger as a pattern of relationships and practices that organizes access to food and profoundly shapes agrarian lives and livelihoods. Amid extreme inequality and unpredictability, rural people pursue subsistence by alternating between'and sometimes combining'rights and reciprocity, a political form that she calls "subsistence citizenship." Phillips argues that studying subsistence is essential to understanding the persistence of global poverty, how people vote, and why development projects succeed or fail
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Kristin
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Framing the global book series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Subsistence economy
  • Food security
  • Food security
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Subsistence economy
  • Tanzania
Label
An ethnography of hunger : politics, subsistence, and the unpredictable grace of the sun, Kristin D. Phillips
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Subsistence citizenship -- Part I: The frames of subsistence in Singida: cosmology, ethnography, history -- Hunger in relief -- The unpredictable grace of the sun -- Part II: The power of the poor on the threshold of subsistence -- We shall meet at the pot of Ugali -- Crying, denying, and surviving rural hunger -- Part III: Subsistence citizenship -- Subsistence versus development -- Patronage, rights, and the idioms of rural citizenship -- Conclusion: The seasons of subsistence and citizenship
Control code
on1038035546
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 207 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253038401
Lccn
2018025310
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv4r5dqj
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038035546
Label
An ethnography of hunger : politics, subsistence, and the unpredictable grace of the sun, Kristin D. Phillips
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Subsistence citizenship -- Part I: The frames of subsistence in Singida: cosmology, ethnography, history -- Hunger in relief -- The unpredictable grace of the sun -- Part II: The power of the poor on the threshold of subsistence -- We shall meet at the pot of Ugali -- Crying, denying, and surviving rural hunger -- Part III: Subsistence citizenship -- Subsistence versus development -- Patronage, rights, and the idioms of rural citizenship -- Conclusion: The seasons of subsistence and citizenship
Control code
on1038035546
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 207 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253038401
Lccn
2018025310
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv4r5dqj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1038035546

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