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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Counting Populations, Understanding Societies : Towards a Interpretative Demography.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Notes:||5.2.3 Evans-Pritchard: Demography as the Explanatory Variable of Politics.|
|Description:||1 online resource (217 pages).|
|Contents:||Counting Populations, Understanding Societies; Copyright Page; Foreword by the Series Editors; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Epistemology in Demography and Anthropology; Chapter 2: The Institutionalisation of a Wild Science; 2.1 A Wild Social Science; 2.2 Germany: Statistik; 2.3 English Political Arithmetic: Demographic Expertise; 2.4 France: Demography as a State Science; 2.4.1 The Ancien Regime: Intendants and Learned Individuals; 2.4.2 The Revolution and the Empire (1789-1815): A Mirror to the Nation; 2.4.3 From the Statistique Générale de la France to INED and INSEE. 2.4.4 The Origins of Demography Teaching2.5 Demography and Governance; Chapter 3: The Contours of a Social Science; 3.1 An Ambiguous Position in the Social Sciences; 3.2 From Demography to Demology?; 3.2.1 The Foundational De fi nition; 3.2.2 A Key Dimension: Demography as a Science of Numbers; 3.2.3 Beyond Quantitative Description: Demology; 3.3 The Variability of Disciplinary Boundaries in Different National Traditions; 3.3.1 The North American School; 188.8.131.52 When an Ethnologist Deciphers Demography; 184.108.40.206 The Dilemma of the Demographer: Scientist or Expert? 220.127.116.11 A Success Story: The Theory of Democratic Transition18.104.22.168 The Population Council: The Private Sector and Ideology; 22.214.171.124 Concerned Demography: A Stillborn; 3.3.2 The French-Speaking School; 126.96.36.199 Historical Demography; 188.8.131.52 The Montreal School: History, Anthropology and Demography; 184.108.40.206 The Louvain School; 220.127.116.11 The French-Speaking African School; 3.4 Openness or Dissolution?; Chapter 4: An Object Called Population; 4.1 The Concept of Population in Historical Perspective; 4.2 Population: A Plural Concept; 4.2.1 The Greek Origins of the Concept. 18.104.22.168 Plato and the Ideal City22.214.171.124 Aristotle: The Idea of Open Population; 4.2.2 Population: Subject and Actor; 126.96.36.199 The Modern Use: An Abstraction Generating Ideological Controversies; 188.8.131.52 Population and the Control of Society; 4.2.3 The Contribution of Political Philosophy: Power, Sovereignty and the Individual; 184.108.40.206 Rationality Filtered by Political Economy; 220.127.116.11 Conceiving Population as a Problem; 18.104.22.168 Population, Genetics and Networks; 4.3 The Demographic Holy Grail: The Quest for Purity; 4.3.1 Cross-Sectional Analysis, Rei fi cation and Homogeneity. 4.3.2 Cohort Analysis4.3.3 Biographical Analysis; 4.3.4 Multilevel Analysis; 4.4 Critical Perspectives; 4.4.1 Which Paradigm for the Social Sciences? 7; 4.4.2 The Statistical Individual: A Man Without Qualities; 4.4.3 The Temptation of Reductionism; 4.4.4 Multidisciplinarity and Intelligibility; 4.5 Contextualisation and Interdisciplinarity; Chapter 5: Demography and Anthropology: A Return to the Origins; 5.1 Two Antithetical Disciplines?; 5.2 British Social Anthropology; 5.2.1 Malinowski: Field Observation; 5.2.2 Radcliffe-Brown: Social Morphology and Demography.|
|Series Title:||Demographic transformation and socio-economic development.|