Tom Scott-Smith publishes new book on hunger relief

Tom Scott-Smith publishes new book on hunger relief


on an empty stomach

Dr Tom Scott-Smith, St Cross College Fellow and Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, has published a new book discussing various methods used throughout the last two centuries to relieve hunger. His book, On An Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief (published by Cornell University Press), analyses the sociopolitical that have shaped humanitarians' efforts to feed the hungry, focusing on the development of new technologies, from Victorian "scientific" soup kitchens to space-age, high-protein foods.

Since the early nineteenth century, these strategies have evolved to meet emerging needs and political climates, resulting in both gains and losses. On An Empty Stomach explores the nuances, benefits, and drawbacks of various approaches, exploring how humanitarians weigh the benefits of efficiency and quality of care.

The book is available at Blackwell's and Amazon.


Riley Lewis

1 May 2020