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

Wylie, Diana, 1948- (author.).
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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.
Nutrition Disorders > South Africa > History.
Nutrition Policy > South Africa > History.
Race Relations > South Africa > History.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0813921716
  • ISBN: 9780813921716
  • ISBN: 0813920477
  • ISBN: 9780813920474
  • ISBN: 081392068X
  • ISBN: 9780813920689
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 319 pages) : illustrations, map.
  • Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, ©2001.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-298) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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