All Blog Posts Tagged 'famine' (3)

Is the US the new Capital: The Hunger Games, Eating Culture, and Famine in East Africa

“They do surgery in the Capitol, to make people appear younger and thinner. In District 12, looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. You see an elder person, you want to congratulate them on their longevity, ask the secret of survival. A plump person is envied because they aren’t scraping by like the majority of us. But here it is different. Wrinkles aren’t desirable. A round belly isn’t a sign of success.” - from The Hunger Games, first…

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Added by Valerie Oliphant on August 24, 2011 at 9:42pm — No Comments

The over-simplified narrative of the Somali famine.

The recent attention afforded to the Somali famine has mostly infuriated me. It’s not because I don’t care about those who are starving, quite the contrary; it’s more that I am infuriated with the way that the crisis is being painted in the media. For example:

The way it is so constantly referred to as a “natural disaster”, the result of drought or climate change, or some other ecological problem, as opposed to being a…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 2, 2011 at 8:29pm — 13 Comments

seeded by Shaheeen Sultan Dhanji - Somalia: the Real Causes of Famine

Somalia: the Real Causes of Famine

 

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on July 29, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments

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