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Author Wylie, Diana, 1948-

Title Starving on a full stomach : hunger and the triumph of cultural racism in modern South Africa / Diana Wylie.

Imprint Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, c2001.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  RA645.N87 W95 2001    Available  ---
Description xiv, 319 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Series Reconsiderations in southern African history
Reconsiderations in southern African history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-298) and index.
Contents Cultural racism's fertile ground. European cultural pride: an evaluation -- Before the land was lost: African food culture in the nineteenth century. The benevolent father: an embattled rationale for white supremacy. The politics of famine: state paternalism in rural South Africa, 1910-1948 -- Scientific paternalism: hunger and the measurement of urban poverty, 1910-1948. People without science: a modern rationale for white supremacy. The threat of "race deterioration": nutritional research in industrial context -- Missionaries of science: the growth of the malnutrition syndrome, 1920-1960. The triumph of scientism and cultural essentialism. Denial and coercion: the state response to the malnutrition syndrome, 1940s to 1960s -- Epilogue: the heritage of disrespect.
Subject Malnutrition -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Famines -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Nutrition policy -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century.
South Africa -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Racism -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 081392068X (pbk. : alk. paper)
0813920477 (alk. paper)