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Counting populations, understanding societies : towards a interpretative demography

Author: Véronique Petit
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Demographic transformation and socio-economic development, v.1.
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The core aim of this book is to determine how anthropology and demography can be used in conjunction in the field of population and development. The boundaries of demography are not as clearly defined or as stable as one might think, especially in view of the tension between a formal demography centered on the 'core of procedures and references' and a more open form of demography, generally referred to as Population  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Véronique Petit
ISBN: 9789400750463 9400750463 9400750455 9789400750456
OCLC Number: 828492882
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Epistemology in Demography and Anthropology --
The Institutionalisation of a Wild Science --
The Contours of a Social Science --
An Object Called Population --
Demography and Anthropology: A Return to the Origins --
The Practices of Comprehensive Demography --
Some Unresolved Issues --
Appendix: The Contemporary Actors of French Demography.
Series Title: Demographic transformation and socio-economic development, v.1.
Responsibility: Véronique Petit.

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With demography acting as but a starting point, this book provides a critical assessment of recent progress in the field of population and development, showing how our understanding of populations is  Read more...

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