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    DescriptionThis book focuses on the causes of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines is shown to be fundamentally defective, and the author develops an alternative analysis.


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    Title
    Poverty and Famines
    Subtitle
    An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amartya K. Sen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 314 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198284635
    ISBN 10: 0198284632
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFFC1
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC045000
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 362
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17440
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: HC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026020, BUS068000
    DC22: 363.8
    DC21: 363.8
    LC classification: HC79.F3S46 1981eb
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBFF
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    text-figures, tables
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    20 January 1983
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    "[The] best book on famine available--important theoretical perspective, good case-study material."--Barbara D. Miller, Cornell University"Embodies the best tradition of social science....Empirical and rational, yet neither virtue is pushed to the point where human beings are forgotten."--The Economist"A truly seminal book....[Has] helped to shift the attention of policy-makers and international organizations away from excessive concentration on food production to broader issues of 'food security.'"--International Affairs
    Back cover copy
    The main focus of this book is on the causation of starvation in general and of famines in particular. The author develops the alternative method of analysis--the 'entitlement approach'--concentrating on ownership and exchange, not on food supply. The book also provides a general analysis of the characterization and measurement of poverty. Various approaches used in economics, sociology, and political theory are critically examined. The predominance of distributional issues, including distribution between different occupation groups, links up the problem of conceptualizing poverty with that of analyzing starvation.