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.

Overview

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

1. 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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