[Feb 2012] ‘Hunger Strikes’ was created as Palestinian administrative detainee Khader Adnan concluded the second month of a 66-day total voluntary fast. Coverage of Adnan’s hunger strike was limited and often presented in the narrow context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We became interested in understanding the hunger strike both as an extreme feat of human physical and mental endurance, and also within its historic context as an abiding tool of political protest.
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Forensic Science International, 2004. Deaths due to hunger strike: post-mortem findings. 146(1), pp.35–38 (accessed on February 2012)
The Journal of the Medical Association, 2007.Hunger Strikes, Force-feeding, and Physicians’ Responsibilities.298(5), pp.563–566 (accessed on February 2012)
British Medical Journal, 1997. Hunger Strikes: Understanding the underlying physiology will help doctors provide proper advice. 315, pp 829–830 (accessed on February 2012)
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