Tag: hunger

Elena Maria Reichl: End of Hell? Brazil’s Election and a Community Kitchen of the MTST

On 30/10/2022, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) of the Workers’ Party won an exceptionally close runoff election against the current far-right president of Brazil, Jair Messias Bolsonaro….

Review: Beyond Global Food Supply Chains

Victoria Stead and Melinda Hinkston, eds. Beyond Global Food Supply Chains: Crisis, Disruption, Regeneration. Palgrave.  MacMillan. Open Access. (2022) https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/…

Review: Power Hungry

Cope, Suzanne (2022) Power Hungry. Women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Summer and Their Fight to Feed a Movement. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books. ISBN 9781641604536 Ellen Mess…

“God, I miss fruit”: Student food insecurity on Australian campuses

Produce, photo by David Beriss Jane Dyson, Craig Jeffrey, Gyorgy Scrinis and Sara Guest (The University of Melbourne) University and college food insecurity is a flourishing area of…

Review: The Hungry Eye

Leonard Barkan.  The Hungry Eye: Eating, Drinking and European Culture from Rome to the Renaissance.  Princeton University Press.  Princeton, New Jersey. 2021.  pp. 326  ISBN:  9780691211466. …

Hunger, Religion, and Public Anthropology

Betsy Taylor Is feeding the hungry, a key moral value in religious teachings across cultures? I was recently asked this by a pediatrician concerned about child hunger in…

Review: Food Justice and Narrative Ethics

Food Justice and Narrative Ethics: Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism. Beth A. Dixon. Bloomsbury Academic. 2018 ISBN #9781350054561. 192 pp. Megan B. Hinrichsen (Monmouth College) In…

Is Hunger Culture-Bound? by Sophie Chao

Over the last decade, indigenous Marind communities in the rural district of Merauke, West Papua, have seen vast swaths of their forests and savannas razed to make way…

Review: The Unending Hunger

Carney, M. A. (2015). The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. ISBN: 978-0520285477 Rachael McCormick Universit…

What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, March 12, 2018

David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…

Review: Two Books on Hunger and Food Security

De Schutter, Olivier. and Cordes, Kaitlin Y. 2011. Accounting for Hunger: The Right to Food in an Era of Globalisation. London/New York: Hart Publishing (288 pp). Timmer, C….

Curry’s Great Transnational Journey from India to North Korea

Guest contributor: Markus Bell, Australian National University I hadn’t been in Japan more than a few weeks before I was hooked on Japanese karē raisu (curryrice/カレーライス). It was…

Malthus and the #EXPO2015

The subject of EXPO 2015 is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, which coincides with the “European Year for Development”. The European page contains the slogan “How can…