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The Story of an African Famine : Gender and Famine in Twentieth-Century Malawi - Megan Vaughan

The Story of an African Famine

Gender and Famine in Twentieth-Century Malawi

Paperback Published: 12th February 2007
ISBN: 9780521035514
Number Of Pages: 192

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This account of the 1949 famine in colonial Malawi employs a wide variety of historical sources, ranging from Colonial Office documentation to the songs of women who lived through the tragedy. The analysis of the causes and development of the famine takes the reader through a detailed agricultural and social history of Southern Malwai in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing in particular on the nature of social and economic stratification, changes in kinship systems and the position of women and placing all this within the wider context of the impact of colonial rule.

List of maps
List of illustrations
Preface
Glossary
Introduction
The 1949 famine
Famine as a Malthusian crisis
Famine as a failure of the market
Food entitlement and employment
Gender and famine
After the famine: a conclusion
Notes
List of oral interviews
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521035514
ISBN-10: 0521035511
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 12th February 2007
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.28

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