Non-Fiction Books:

Famine

Social Crisis and Historical Change

Format

Paperback / softback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Famine by David Arnold
$121.99
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 2-3 weeks

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 11-14 December using standard courier delivery

Description

Famine is more than a short-lived season of hunger. It is a profound crisis of survival and order that strains social fabric, threatens political stability, and may force long-term change in economy and society. In the past, as in much of the contemporary world, famine has been a central part of human experience. In this original and timely work, David Arnold draws upon the history of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, to explain the origins and characteristics of famine. He considers whether some societies are more vulnerable to famine than others, and contests the assumption that those affected by famine are simply passive 'victims'. He compares the ways in which individuals and states have responded to the threat of mass starvation, and the relation of famine to political and social power. The author outlines the main theories of famine causation and tests these against historical experience. He considers the effects of famine upon a wide range of human activities and institutions - on for example systems of agriculture and patterns of migration - from the rise of the modern state in Europe to the impact of western imperialism on Asia and Africa. The western world, having rid itself of mass hunger, now tends to regard famine as evidence of backwardness and inferiority in those Third World countries in which it continues to occur: David Arnold weighs the justice of this perception. A work of historical breadth and significance, Famine offers a fresh understanding of the phenomenon and critical reassessments of many established ideas about it.

Author Biography

David Arnold is Professor of History of South Asia, University of London.
Release date NZ
November 29th, 1988
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Blackwell Publishers
Pages
168
Dimensions
141x216x11
ISBN-13
9780631151197
Product ID
3078956

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 569 Banana Points