An Introduction to Contemporary Population Geographies: Lives Across Space

An Introduction to Contemporary Population Geographies: Lives Across Space

by Holly R. Barcus, Keith Halfacree


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ISBN-13: 9780415569958
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Holly R. Barcus is a Professor and Chair in Geography at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Keith Halfacree is a Reader in Human Geography at Swansea University, Swansea, UK.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Viewing Populations Spatially: Population Geography as Lives Across Space

1.1 Introduction: Lives Across Space

1.2 Of Populations and Population Geography

1.3 A Short History of Population Geography

1.4 Towards Relational Population Geographies

1.5 Lives Across Space

Chapter 2: Population Geographies of the Life Course

    1. Introduction
    2. Lives Individual and Common
    3. Arenas of Differential Life Course Experience
    4. Conclusion: Representing Lives Across Space

Chapter 3: Global Spatial Distributions of Population

3.1 Introduction: Snapshots of People in the World

3.2 The Populated World: a Global Demographic Perspective

3.3 The Populated World: Urban, Intra-Urban, Rural Spaces

3.4 Conclusion: Dynamism of Lives Across Space

Chapter 4: Fertility and Births

4.1 Introduction: Production of Children

4.2 Modelling Geographies of Fertility

4.3 Global Fertility Patterns

4.4 The "Value" of a Child

4.5 Managing Timing and Spacing of Births

4.6 State Policies and Fertility

4.7 "New" Fertilities

4.8 Conclusion: Fertility’s Multiple Entanglements

Chapter 5: Placing Human Migration

5.1 Introduction: Defining Migration

5.2 The Era of Mobilities?

5.3 Migration as Natural Expression

5.4 Migration as Societal Expression

5.5 Migration as Individual Expression

5.6 Migration as Life Course Expression

5.7 Conclusion: Broadening Understanding of Human Migration

Chapter 6: From Everyday to Residential Mobilities

6.1 Introduction: Mobilities to Migrations

6.2 Everyday Mobilities

6.3 Residential Mobility

6.4 Conclusion

Chapter 7: Employment Migrations

7.1 Introduction: Beyond Commuting

7.2 Student Migrations

7.3 General Employment Migrations

7.4 Specialist Employment Migrations

7.5 Employment Migrations as Family and Community Practices

7.6 Conclusion

Chapter 8: Lifestyle Migrations
8.1 Introduction: Migration for the Project of the Self

8.2 The Lure of the City

8.3 The Lure of the Country

8.4 Lifestyle Retirement Migrations

8.5 Conclusion: Relational Lifestyle Migrations

Chapter 9: Forced Migrations

9.1 Introduction: the Importance of Labels

9.2 Recognizing Forced Migration and Mobilities

9.3 Forced Mobilities

9.4 Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Asylum-Seekers

9.5 Conclusion: looking beyond victimhood

Chapter 10: Mortality and Ageing

10.1 Introduction: the Ageing Body and the End of a Life Course

10.2 Elderly Lives

10.3 Mortality: Measurement and Global Trends and Patterns

10.4 Modeling Mortality Geographies

10.5 Differentiating Mortality: Causes of Death

10.6 Conclusion: Mortality, Resources and Access in an Ageing World

Chapter 11: 21st Century Lives Across Space

11.1. 21st Century Perspectives

11.2 21st Century Challenges

11.3 21st Century Populations

11.4 Conclusion: 21st Century Population Geography



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