Starving on a full stomach : hunger and the triumph of cultural racism in modern South Africa

Wylie, Diana, 1948- author

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  • Creator Diana Wylie
  • Format Books
  • Publication Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, [2001] ©2001
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xiv, 319 pages) : illustrations, map
  • ISBNs 0813921716, 9780813921716, 0813920477, 9780813920474, 081392068X, 9780813920689
  • OCLC ocm65523457


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-298) and index.


  • Cultural racism's fertile ground. European cultural pride: an evaluation -- Before the land was lost: African food culture in the nineteenth century. The benevolent father: an embattled rationale for white supremacy. The politics of famine: state paternalism in rural South Africa, 1910-1948 -- Scientific paternalism: hunger and the measurement of urban poverty, 1910-1948. People without science: a modern rationale for white supremacy. The threat of "race deterioration": nutritional research in industrial context -- Missionaries of science: the growth of the malnutrition syndrome, 1920-1960. The triumph of scientism and cultural essentialism. Denial and coercion: the state response to the malnutrition syndrome, 1940s to 1960s -- Epilogue: the heritage of disrespect
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