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dc.contributor.authorLogan, Amanda L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-15T13:21:05Z
dc.date.available2020-12-15T13:21:05Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43330
dc.description.abstractA free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. The Scarcity Slot is the first book to critically examine food security in Africa's deep past. Amanda L. Logan argues that African foodways have been viewed through the lens of "the scarcity slot," a kind of Othering based on presumed differences in resources. Weaving together archaeological, historical, and environmental data with food ethnography, she advances a new approach to building long-term histories of food security on the continent in order to combat these stereotypes. Focusing on a case study in Banda, Ghana that spans the past six centuries, The Scarcity Slot reveals that people thrived during a severe, centuries-long drought just as Europeans arrived on the coast, with a major decline in food security emerging only recently. This narrative radically challenges how we think about African foodways in the past with major implications for the future.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies::JFCV Food & society
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherArchaeology
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherAnthropology
dc.subject.otherGeneral
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherAgriculture & Food (see Also Political Science
dc.subject.otherPublic Policy
dc.subject.otherAgriculture & Food Policy)
dc.titleThe Scarcity Slot
dc.title.alternativeExcavating Histories of Food Security in Ghana
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy72f3a53e-04bb-4d73-b921-22a29d903b3b
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintUniversity of California Press
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/d1698487-9edb-4370-aa69-e88dc25336ad
oapen.identifier.isbn9780520975149


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