A World Without Hunger

BookA World Without Hunger

A World Without Hunger

Josué de Castro and the History of Geography

Liverpool Latin American Studies, 25

2023

January 1st, 2023

£95.00

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Drawing on the rich personal archive of the geographer Josué de Castro, this book tells a new history of geography by following one of the twentieth century’s most influential and creative Brazilian intellectuals from the estuarine city of Recife to the halls of the UN, the chambers of Brasília, and exile amid the political fervour of the universities of Paris in 1968.
This is the first English language book on the absorbing life of Josué de Castro. It follows modern anticolonial geographical thought in formation, re-reading Castro’s metabolic, humanist geography as the anchor of a utopian practice of freedom: the demand for a world without hunger.
Starting from Castro’s life and work, the book offers new takes on the history of nutrition, translation in geography, Brazilian modernist art and practice in post-war internationalism, the radical geographical intellectual, the problem of the region in the Brazilian Northeast, and the birth of political ecology and critical environmental thought. At once a biographical intellectual history and a work of geographical theory, this innovative book tells the story of 20th century geography from a new angle and in new company.

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Archie Davies is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Latin American Studies at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE: 1930-1946 THE GEOGRAPHY OF HUNGER AND METABOLIC HUMANISM
CHAPTER TWO: THE GEOGRAPHY OF HUNGER AND ITS POLITICS OF TRANSLATION
CHAPTER THREE: 1946-1951: THE CRY IN THE SERTÃO: ART AND THE UNIVERSAL IN THE GEOGRAPHY OF HUNGER
CHAPTER FOUR: 1952-56: CASTRO AT THE FAO: HUNGER AND TECHNOCRATIC UTOPIANISM
CHAPTER FIVE: 1955-64: THE NORTHEASTERN QUESTION
CHAPTER SIX: 1960-1968: THE QUESTION OF THE INTELLECTUAL: REGION, NATION, EXILE
CHAPTER SEVEN: 1968-1973: READING FRAGMENTS: VINCENNES, THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND ANTICOLONIALISM
CONCLUSION: MILITANT GEOGRAPHY AND METABOLIC HUMANISM