¶ … People Feed Themselves?" The authors discuss global hunger problems and food insecurity as a direct result of colonialism. Colonialism left a legacy of exploitation of both human and natural resources. "One side was on top largely because the other side was on the bottom," (Lappe and Collins 182). Colonialism dismantled traditional social and political structures successively over multiple generations, disrupted the transmission of knowledge related to the natural world, led to patterns of forced migration of laborers to work on plantations as slaves or slave-like laborers, and systematically preventing people from growing their own food on a small subsistence scale. Through a collection of nefarious interventions, colonial governments and their successors in modern nation-states have maintained an imbalance of power. The answer to the question "why can't people feed themselves" cannot be answered with the overly simple response of "overpopulation." Instead, the answer lies in a deeper examination of social, political, and economic injustice. People cannot feed themselves because of the "heritage of a colonial order," (Lappe and Collins 183). On the second point, Lappe and Collins note that the rise of agribusiness relied on a system in which labor was devalued and laborers dehumanized. The "divorce of agriculture from nourishment" was essential to the capitalist model (Lappe and Collins 184).
Two important statements or points made by the authors in support of their overall argument include the concept of colonies as "agricultural establishments," and the "overemphasis on export productions" that later arose from the capitalist agricultural model. On the first point, Lappe and Collins argue that colonial powers like France and England treated their colonies as extensions of themselves. As "agricultural establishments," the colonies were deemed ripe for the taking. All natural and ...
2. Filmmaker John Marshall began filming the !Kung people in northern Namibia in the 1950s, and follows up on N!ai's life several decades later. The first portion of the film is therefore decidedly different from the second portion, after which N!ai and her family have been forced to live on a small parcel of government land. In the 1950s, when the documentary was first being filmed, N!ai lived a more traditional life, whereas now, they can no longer practice their traditional means of hunting and gathering for food. Instead of connecting their labor with their food, the !Kung people now have to earn money in the…
On the second point, Lappe and Collins note that the rise of agribusiness relied on a system in which labor was devalued and laborers dehumanized. The "divorce of agriculture from nourishment" was essential to the capitalist model (Lappe and Collins 184).
Kung of the Kalahar Desert The Nyae !Kung tribes are nomadic groups that have lived in the Kalahari Desert in northwest Namibia, the Cuando-Cubanga province in southeast Angola and in northeast Namibia (Jenkins 2001). These nomadic hunter-gatherers have had minimal contact with the outside world but through several hundred years, they developed a survival strategy and has enabled them to life adequately as a separate though primitive society (Berberich 2003).
Kung San Trial Marriages and U.S. Divorce Rates. The!Kung San are a hunter-gatherer people that inhabit the Kalahari desert in Africa. They are the Bushmen who have managed to live a contented, self-governed life while the rest of the world has sprung up around them in a mass of technology and dysfunction. They live a community life where the economy is based on sharing and "among the first words a child
Kung has no regard for Church doctrine -- only the doctrine of men and the "rights of man." Use of Scripture Likewise, Kung has no use for authoritative scripture -- it is outdated and too much a part of the past, which Kung wishes to displace in favor of "the future." The future must not be informed by the old prejudices of the past -- it must branch out, like Edwards'
N!ai, the story of a !Kung woman is a 58 minutes film that provides a wide overview of !Kung past and present life. The film, which is considered to be more than a biography, highlights the life and change of a group of individuals who are personified through one person’s existence. The film is about the story of N!ai, a !Kung woman who was in her mid-thirties when it was
Grandmaster and Gong Er: Wong Kar Wai's Ip Man and the Women of Kung Fu Wong Kar Wai's Grandmaster begins with a stylish kung fu action sequence set in the rain. Ip Man battles a dozen or so no-names before doing a one-on-one show with another combatant who appears to be at equal skill and strength. Ip Man handily defeats him and walks away unscathed. Thanks to fight choreography by Chinese
Love Yous are for White People Lac SU begins the first chapter with his recollection of his family's escape from Vietnam when he was five years old. From the very beginning he manages to highlight some of the realities of his life there with his family. Though his father was forcing him and his three-year-old sister to run fast, he mentions he was happy because at least he was spending