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Situating Fertility: Anthropology and Demographic Inquiry

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September 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A collection of essays outlining new anthropological approaches to the issue of fertility.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

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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"Surely anthropologists interested in diversity and cultural specificty should applaud this demonstration of autonomy and resistance to anthropological hegemony." Susan Cotts Watkins
EAN: 9780521469999
ISBN: 0521469996
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 324 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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