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Human Population Dynamics: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives / Edition 1
     

Human Population Dynamics: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives / Edition 1

by Helen Macbeth, Paul Collinson
 

ISBN-10: 0521004683

ISBN-13: 9780521004688

Pub. Date: 12/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Human Population Dynamics introduces theoretical frameworks and methodologies from different traditional disciplines to demonstrate how changes in human population structure can be addressed from several different academic perspectives. The book contains contributions from world-renowned researchers in demography, social and biological anthropology, genetics,

Overview

Human Population Dynamics introduces theoretical frameworks and methodologies from different traditional disciplines to demonstrate how changes in human population structure can be addressed from several different academic perspectives. The book contains contributions from world-renowned researchers in demography, social and biological anthropology, genetics, biology, sociology, ecology, history and human geography. In particular, the contributors emphasize the lability of many population structures and boundaries, as viewed from their area of expertise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521004688
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
Biosocial Society Symposium Series , #14
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Geoffrey Harrison; Preface; 1. Introduction Helen Macbeth and Paul Collinson; 2. Demographic perspectives on human population dynamics Andrew Hinde; 3. The growing concentration of world population from 1950 to 2050 John I. Clarke; 4. Population, community and society in peasant societies Robert Layton; 5. From genetic variation to population dynamics: insights into the biological understanding of humans Jaume Betranpetit and Francesc Calafell; 6. Social institutions and demographic regimes in non-industrial societies: a comparative approach Richard Smith; 7. The dynamics of child survival Emily K. Rousham and Louise T. Humphrey; 8. Genetic structure of south Indian caste populations: a confluence of biology and culture L. B. Jorde, M. J. Bamshad, W. S. Watkins, C. E. Ricker, M. E. Dixon, B. B. Rao, B. V. R. Prasad and J. M. Naidu; 9. Fertility, mortality and migration transitions in association with socioeconomic modernisation among highland minority populations in South East Asia Peter Kunstadter; 10. Ecology, homeostasis and survival in human population dynamics Robert Attenborough; Glossary.

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