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|Title:||Hunger as Health: Culture-Centered Interrogations of Alternative Rationalities of Health|
|Keywords:||Critical Health Communication|
|Citation:||Dutta, M.J. (2012-09). Hunger as Health: Culture-Centered Interrogations of Alternative Rationalities of Health. Communication Monographs 79 (3) : 366-384. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||What are the experiences of health at the margins of the globe? How do the material inequities in the distributions of resources across the globe play out in the expressions of the experiences of health in the localized contexts of the global margins? In this synthesis essay, I draw upon three interconnected ethnographies conducted over several villages in West Bengal, India, over a decade-long period to explore the alternative rationalities of health that emerge at the margins. At the heart of these ethnographies is the commitment to culturally center narratives of health as hunger, foregrounding the everyday experiences of hunger and the expressions of agency at the margins in securing access to food resources. Based on the synthesis of the ethnographies, entry points are suggested for the praxis of social change communication that builds on the articulation of health as hunger and imagines localized strategies of collective resistance. © 2012 Copyright National Communication Association.|
|Source Title:||Communication Monographs|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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