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Hunger and Public Action$
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Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198283652

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198283652.001.0001

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Society, Class and Gender

Society, Class and Gender

(p.46) 4 Society, Class and Gender
Hunger and Public Action

Jean Drèze (Contributor Webpage)

Amartya Sen (Contributor Webpage)

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The authors note the misleading nature of the distinction between man‐made and natural famine, before moving on to emphasise the role of social conditions and cooperative conflicts in the genesis of hunger. Attention is drawn to the unequal treatment in intrafamily divisions, especially female deprivation, and the role of gender in hunger. They conclude by highlighting the differences between the concepts of protection and promotion.

Keywords:   cooperative conflicts, gender, hunger, intrafamily divisions, man‐made famine, natural famine, promotion, protection, social conditions

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