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Women's Power and Social Revolution: Fertility Transition in the West Indies
     

Women's Power and Social Revolution: Fertility Transition in the West Indies

by W . Penn Handwerker
 

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In this provocative volume, Handwerker advances the thesis that the key factor in revolutionary social change accompanying industrialization is the change in women's power relationships with their family. The author draws upon ethnographic, demographic and survey research on Barbados where industrial revolution and the transition from high to low fertility rates has

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In this provocative volume, Handwerker advances the thesis that the key factor in revolutionary social change accompanying industrialization is the change in women's power relationships with their family. The author draws upon ethnographic, demographic and survey research on Barbados where industrial revolution and the transition from high to low fertility rates has occured quickly and recently. He compares his West Indian data with cases from the modern Third World and from England's own industrial revolution.

Handwerker challenges many of the tenets of Third World modernization theory and fertility planning policy and suggests that providing women with resources through education and employment may be the best method of fostering modernization and avoiding world overpopulation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803931152
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/01/1989
Series:
Frontiers of Anthropology Series , #2
Pages:
256

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