Situating Fertility: Anthropology and Demographic Inquiry / Edition 1

Situating Fertility: Anthropology and Demographic Inquiry / Edition 1

by Susan Greenhalgh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521469996

ISBN-13: 9780521469999

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book's contributions indicate ways demography might take into account previously neglected historical processes, political forces, and cultural conceptions in the study of the world-wide pattern of falling birth rates. It draws on new ethnographic and historical research and approaches.  See more details below

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This book's contributions indicate ways demography might take into account previously neglected historical processes, political forces, and cultural conceptions in the study of the world-wide pattern of falling birth rates. It draws on new ethnographic and historical research and approaches.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521469999
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
Conceiving reproduction: Trans-disciplinary views1
1Anthropology theorizes reproduction: Integrating practice, political economic, and feminist perspectives3
2Political-economic and cultural explanations of demographic behavior29
The social management of fertility53
3Agency and fertility: For an ethnography of practice55
4Invisible cultures: Poor women's networks and reproductive strategies in nineteenth-century Paris86
5The power of names: Illegitimacy in a Muslim community in Cote d'Ivoire108
6Marginal members: Children of previous unions in Mende households in Sierra Leone130
Gender, class, and clan: The social inequality of reproduction155
7Women's empowerment and fertility decline in western Kenya157
8High fertility and poverty in Sicily: Beyond the culture vs. rationality debate179
9History, marriage politics, and demographic events in the central Himalaya202
10Economics 1, culture 0: Fertility change and differences in the northwest Balkans, 1700-1900225
Afterword: (Re)capturing reproduction for anthropology259
References264
Index295

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