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The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger

Editors: Ulanowicz, Anastasia, Basu, Manisha (Eds.)

  • Offers a multidisciplinary, yet cohesive set of contributions on the topic, with areas covered ranging from Victorian literature to Postcolonial literature and culture, Memory Studies to Eastern European and Jewish Studies
  • Uses close readings of specific cultural artifacts to engage with and concretize the historical and theoretical interventions offered by previously-published foundational works on hunger and culture
  • Addresses the politics of modern hunger through the discourse of transcendental human rights in relation to the rights provided by nation-states to their citizens
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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.

About the authors

Anastasia Ulanowicz is Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida.  She is author of Second-Generation Memory and Contemporary Children’s Literature: Ghost Images (2015) and associate editor of ImageTexT.

Manisha Basu is Assistant Professor of English and African Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is author of The Rhetoric of Hindu India: Language and Urban Nationalism (2016). Her interests include South Asian literatures and cultures, Anglophone African literatures, postcolonial studies, and literary and critical theory.

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47485-4
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. 106,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • Due: 10. August 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47484-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger
Editors
  • Anastasia Ulanowicz
  • Manisha Basu
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47485-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47485-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47484-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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