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VASCONCELOS, Francisco de Assis Guedes de. Hunger, solidarity, and ethics: discourse analysis of the movement Citizen's Action against Hunger and Poverty and for Life. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2004, vol.11, n.2, pp.259-277. ISSN 0104-5970.

The article analyzes the discourse of Citizen's Action against Hunger and Poverty and for Life, a social movement led by sociologist Herbert de Souza (Betinho) that was at its peak between 1993 and 1994. From the perspective of certain concepts and principles introduced and disseminated by so-called bio-ethics, the present study identifies within this campaign an attempt to construct a social movement in Brazil displaying characteristics quite similar to those associated with 'practical ethics'. These features are apparent in the three major principles that the movement applied as strategies for fighting hunger and poverty - to wit, solidarity, partnership, and decentralization.

Keywords : hunger; solidarity; ethics; social policy; food and nutrition policy.

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