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Understanding Hunger

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549962
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720499 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.003.0003
Understanding Hunger

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This chapter examines how nutrition is defined within the Bank, specifically looking at the biomedical influence on the Bank's approach to hunger. It concludes that undernutrition is constructed as a matter of choice for households, and in particular, women.

Keywords: biomedicine; anthropometry; measurement; undernutrition; behavioural change

Chapter.  9993 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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