The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger

Anastasia Ulanowicz, Manisha Basu

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This collection investigates modern imperialist practices and their management of hunger through its punctuated distribution amongst asymmetrically related marginal populations. Drawing on relevant material from Egypt, Ireland, India, Ukraine, and other regions of the globe, The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger is a rigorously comparative study made up of ten essays by well-established scholars from universities around the world. Since modernity, we have been inhabitants of a globe increasingly connected through discourses of equal access for all humans to the resources of the planet, but the volume emphasizes alongside this reality the flagrant politicization of those same resources. From this emphasis, the essays in the volume place into relief the idea that ideological and aesthetic discourses of hunger could inform ethical thinking and practices about who or what constitutes the figure of the modern historical human.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages291
ISBN (Electronic)9783319474854
ISBN (Print)9783319474847
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Conquest of Hunger
  • Starvation
  • Welfare and Statecraft
  • Relief Discourse
  • Postcolonial Power Dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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