Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2012.697632
Title: Hunger as Health: Culture-Centered Interrogations of Alternative Rationalities of Health
Authors: Dutta, M.J. 
Keywords: Critical Health Communication
Culture-Centered Approach
Hunger
Margins
Voices
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Source: 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2012.697632
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
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52037
ISSN: 03637751
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2012.697632
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