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MELO FILHO, Djalma Agripino de. The Geography of Hunger: clinical interpretation of landscapes or critical epidemiology?. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.11, pp. 2698-2703. ISSN 0102-311X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2008001100025.

This article provides a new interpretation of Geografia da Fome [The Geography of Hunger], by Josué de Castro, focusing on the convergence of three fields of knowledge: geography, clinical science, and epidemiology. Although there is a certain commonality in the methodological procedures, the book offers multiple configurations of objects and a cross-disciplinary theoretical framework for explaining the phenomenon of hunger.

Keywords : Hunger; Semiotics; Knowledge.

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