Famine

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Famine

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    AN111 & AN221, except for occasional students

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This Course explores famine as a process that has existed throughout human history and as a concept in popular, political and academic discourse. Issues debated will include: theories of famine; famine Early Warning Systems; the politics of food production; cultural and structural impact of famine aid and other methods of intervention; media images of famine. The great Irish famine will be considered alongside contemporary examples from Africa and Asia.

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