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Understanding Hunger

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter examines how nutrition is defined within the Bank, specifically looking at the biomedical influence on the Bank's approach to hunger. It concludes that undernutrition is constructed as a ... More


Well‐Being: From Theory to Measurement

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The theory and measurement of well‐being are discussed in six sections: (1) constituents and determinants of well‐being; (2) income; (3–5) health—anthropometric measures, mortality indices, and ... More


Anthropometric Measures of Nutritional Status in Industrialized Societies: Europe and North America since 1750

R. Floud (ed.)

in Nutrition and Poverty

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198283966
eISBN:
9780191684470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198283966.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the history and effectiveness of anthropometric measures of nutritional status in industrialized societies in Europe and North America since 1750. It considers the meaning of ... More


Normality: A Critical Genealogy

Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483863
eISBN:
9780226484198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226484198.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The first part of this study examines nineteenth-century usage of the term “normal,” where it is a problematic and often contested scientific term, before analyzing mid-twentieth-century ... More


Identification and Elimination

Stefan Petrow

in Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Close supervision provided the authorities, particularly the police department, the chance to check on the activities of criminals. Accumulating information on past convictions of criminals and ... More


10. Anthropometric measures

Stanley J. Ulijaszek

in Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192627391
eISBN:
9780191723704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192627391.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Anthropometric measures play a dual role in nutritional epidemiology, as measures of exposure and measures of outcome. General problems associated with anthropometric measurement are discussed, ... More


Measuring Men for the Work of War: Anthropometry, Race, and the Wartime Draft, 1917–1919

Paul R. D. Lawrie

in Forging a Laboring Race: The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857326
eISBN:
9781479864959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857326.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Wartime imperatives required new corporeal taxonomies of racial labor fitness. Chapter Three examines how social scientists on the Committee on Anthropology (COA) of the National Research Council ... More


Corps Sans Titre: ‘Fleshiness’ and Afropean Identity in Bessora’s 53 cm

John Nimis

in Francophone Afropean Literatures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

One of the functions of literature is to convey a lived, embodied experience, to give others the possibility to empathize. Bessora's novel 53 cm portrays the complexities and absurdities of a process ... More


Japan the Beautiful: 1950s Cosmetic Surgery and the Expressive Asian Body

Kim Brandt

in The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The years immediately after World War II witnessed a rising fascination in Japan with the possibilities for personal and social transformation afforded by civilian applications of wartime ... More


Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics

Lundy Braun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683574
eISBN:
9781452949185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683574.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The spirometer is used routinely to diagnose respiratory disease in specialist and primary care settings, although most patients probably do not recognize the name of the device. An important feature ... More


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