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abundance: producing deprivation, 124 accounts: of famines, 10–12, 20–21, 39, 50, 63, 85, 125, 134, 181 n110; of prehistory, 18, 41 administration of food for work (FFW) programs, 97, 190 n97 Africa: Horn of, 137, 151; negative images of, 109–10, 123; problems of, 54 Agamben, Giorgio, 37, 38 agencies: aid, 67, 92–93, 119, 136, 137, 140, 141, 151 agricultural development in Eritrea, 83, 85 agriculture: causing instability of food supply, 35–37, 173 n95; transition to, 33–36, 173 n98 aid: agencies, xvii, 67, 92–93, 119, 136, 137, 140, 141, 151; being harmful, 8, 146–47; being regressive , 141; beneficiaries of, 67; critical approaches to, 143–46; linked to disaster relief, 72, 73–74, 187 n35; misuse of, 133, 134, 135–36, 199 n4; practices, xvi, xix, xxi, xxii, 67, 148, 156; practitioners, 5, 148, 151; technologization of, xxi, 143–44, 145, 156; Western, 9, 138. See also food aid Amin, Mohamed, 107, 111 anachronism: famine seen as, xv, 14, 54, 109 analysis: deconstructive, 56; economic , 21–22, 32; logocentric, 55–56, 146–47; of starvation, 45–46, 57, 62, 64 Anderson, Mary, 143–44 Aristotle, 37, 38 armed forces pursuing humanitarian aims, 105 Ashley, Richard, 106, 159 assets: loss of, 133; redistribution of, 137 authority, political, 138 Ball, Nicole, 32–33, 47 Band Aid (1984), xix, xxi, 103, 122, 191 n7, 196 n67, 198 n93; 225 Index criticism of, 109–10, 126; legacy of, 126; media connections, 121. See also Live Aid (1985) bare life (zoe), xvi, 2, 37, 38, 39–40 Bauman, Zygmunt, 83 BBC news covering famine, 2–3, 108, 121 Bell, Steve, 115 Bemba tribe (Zimbabwe), 23–24 Bengal famine (1943), 46–47, 58–59, 64–65 beneficiaries: of aid, 67; of famines, 83, 121, 133–36, 151 biblical images of famine, xv, 109 biology: origins of, 22 biopolitics, xvi, xx, 2, 14, 15, 37–40 bios (politically qualified life), 37 Boserup, Ester, 32 boundaries established by exclusion , 55–56 Brazil: hunger in, 25–26, 153–54; treatment of starvation in, 25 British relief efforts in Ireland, 13, 80–83, 101 Buerk, Michael, 2, 3, 108, 121 Butler, Judith, 106 Campbell, David, 106, 144–45, 149, 156 Camporesi, Piero, 24–25 cannibalism at times of famine, 63, 181 n111 causes of famine, 19, 54, 65, 66, 120, 135–37, 139, 146, 151, 182 n125; breakdown in food entitlements, 43–44, 174 n5; conflicts, xvii, 5–6, 8, 20, 133, 135–36, 143, 165 n26; drought, 6, 8, 9, 165 n26; economic breakdown , xxi, 44, 47, 66; scientific, xx, 28 certainty: desire for, xviii, 106, 154–55; ethical, 157 Chad: famines, 20 China: famine of 1960s, 64; holding rulers responsible for natural disasters, 27 Christmas: referred to in Ethiopian famine of 1980s, 109 Clapham, Christopher, 165 n26 classical knowledge, 16, 20–21 Clay, Jason W., 187 n53 Cohen, Mark, 33–35 collectivity produced in the constitution of subjectivity, 106 commercial interests: involved in food aid, 97–98; involved in food for work (FFW) programs, 98–99 communities: destroyed by famine, 39, 135; international, 104, 115, 118–20, 122, 127, 141, 158, 159, 196 n66; involved in food for work (FFW) programs, 91–92; and trauma, 112 compassion with victims of disaster, 113 complex emergencies: approach, 58, 145–46; characterized by conflict , 131, 132; interventions in, 125; notion of, xxii, 104, 131–32, 151, 199 n7; permanent, 134; political, 129, 143 conflicts: causing famine, xvii, 5–6, 8, 20, 133, 135–36, 143, 165 n26; causing food shortages, 78; as complex emergencies, 131, 132; humanitarian interventions in, 106, 125; post-modern, 138. See also violence Confucian thought about natural disasters, 27 consumerism: and hunger, 122; 226 · index linked to humanitarianism, 104, 122 control: over food supplies, 34; over nature, 33, 36 coping strategies of famine victims, 48, 50, 51–52, 133, 177 n52 Cornell, Drucilla, 61–62, 123 critical approaches to aid, 143–46 Cummins, Nicholas, 3–4 Dafur (Sudan) famine (1984/85), 51, 52, 135–36 Dawit Wolde Giorgis, 107 Death without Weeping (ScheperHughes ), 153 de Beaumont, Gustave, 67 de Castro, Josué, 122 decisions: ethico-political, 147– 48, 152, 157; justice of, 61–62; moment of, 157. See also Derrida; undecidability deconstruction approach, 55, 56, 147 definitions: of famine, 19–20, 39, 49–50, 52–53; of food, 22–23, 62–63 delírio de fome (madness of hunger, Brazil), 25 demography, 30. See also population growth depoliticization, 155, 156; of economics , 32; of famines, xvi, xvii, xix, xx, xxi, 13–14...

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9780816666195
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