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Hunger and Shame : Child Malnutrition and Poverty on Mount Kilimanjaro - Mary Howard

Hunger and Shame

Child Malnutrition and Poverty on Mount Kilimanjaro

Paperback Published: 23rd October 1997
ISBN: 9780415916141
Number Of Pages: 296

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"Hunger and Shame" is a passionate account of child malnutrition in a relatively wealthy populace, the Chagga in Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Views of family members, health workers and government officials provide insights into the complex of ideas, institutions and human fallibility that sustain the shame of malnutrition in the mountains.
Discussing the moral and practical dilemmas posed by the presence of malnourished children in the community, the authors explore the shame associated with child hunger in relation to social organization, colonial history and the global economy. Their discussions challenge the reader to ask fundamental questions concerning ethics, the politics of poverty and shame and social relations.

The Shame of Hunger
To the Mountain and an Early Confrontation with Death
Poverty Amidst Plenty
On the Road to the Margins
"These People": Institutional Discrimation and Resistance by the Poor
Sex and the Shame of Kwashiorkor
The Meaning of a Child
Conflict in Families
Child Favoritism and Malnutrition
The NURU Experience Endnotes
Comparisons of Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Households Characteristics, Child Malnutrition, and Maternal Knowledge: A Survey at Child Health Clinics in Kilimanjaro, 1972
Research by Mary Howard on Mt. Kilimanjaro: Participant Observation, Interviews, Survey Research, and Analyses of Health Statistics
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ISBN: 9780415916141
ISBN-10: 0415916143
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 23rd October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.42  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1