n African Security Review - Famine that kills. Darfur, Sudan, Alex de Waal : book review

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... BOOK REVIEWS FAMINE THAT KILLS Darfur, Sudan ALEX DE WAAL Oxford University Press, Revised edition 2005. victims. He notes the frequent lack of coherence between macro-economic theory and micro-level research on livelihoods and coping strategies. He revisits his original questioning of the very concept of "famine", and what it means to those who experience it. He emphasises the importance of avoiding the simplicities inherent in confusing famine with the idea of "food insecurity", and of ignoring the broader issues of livelihoods, health and social cohesion. On this view, famine kills not merely by having people starve to death but in ..

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