Anthropological Demography: Toward a New Synthesis (Population and Development Series)

Anthropological Demography: Toward a New Synthesis (Population and Development Series)

By: David I. Kertzer (author), Tom Fricke (author)Hardback

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In its early years anthropology often used demographic research, but the two disciplines have recently grown to distrust each other's assumptions and methods. In order to show that they have much to offer each other, this book seeks to bridge the demography/anthropology divide. The book begins with an historical account of the relations between the fields, then examines the major issues and controversies in anthropological demography, including the demographic implications of differing family and kinship systems; the influence of new developments in cultural, gender and identity theory on population study; the limits of quantitative approaches in demographic study; and demographers' view of the limits of anthropological methods.

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Acknowledgments 1: Toward an Anthropological Demography David I. Kertzer, Tom Fricke. 2: Kinship Systems and Demographic Regimes Monica Das Gupta 3: Family Systems and Demographic Processes G. William Skinner 4: Reproduction in Anthropology and Demography Nicholas Townsend 5: Similarities and Differences: Anthropological and Demographic Perspectives on Gender Nancy E. Riley 6: Population and Identity Philip Kreager 7: Anthropology and Demography: Marriage, Liaison, or Encounter? E. A. Hammel, Diana S. Friou. 8: Demography without Numbers Nancy Scheper-Hughes 9: "Truth Lies in the Eye of the Beholder": The Nature of Evidence in Demography and Anthropology Allan G. Hill 10: Culture Theory and Demographic Process: Toward a Thicker Demography Tom Fricke Contributors Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/07/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780226431956
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780226431956
  • weight: 580
  • ISBN10: 0226431959

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