Situating Fertility: Anthropology and Demographic Inquiry / Edition 1by Susan Greenhalgh
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.
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Table of Contents1. Anthropology theorizes reproduction: integrating practice, political economic, and feminist perspectives; 2. Political economic and cultural explanations of demographic behavior; 3. Agency and fertility: for an ethnography of practice; 4. Invisible cultures: poor women's networks and reproductive strategies in nineteenth-century Paris; 5. The power of names: illegitimacy in a Muslim community in Cote d'Ivoire; 6. Marginal members: the problem of children of previous unions in Mende households in Sierra Leone; 7. Women's empowerment and fertility decline in western Kenya; 8. High fertility and poverty in Sicily: beyond the culture versus rationality debate; 9. History, marriage politics, and demographic events in the central Himalaya; 10. Economics 1, Culture 0: fertility change and differences in the northwest Balkans, 1700–1900.
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