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From persons to people : further studies in the politics of population

Author: William Petersen
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Problems associated with aggregation and classification are the underlying theme of this book. When data assembled from individuals are presented as group characteristics, this process has logical complications. Racial profiling and ethnic discrimination are obvious examples of the problem. Petersen's book analyzes in general how information from "persons" turns into statistics about specific "people.""  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Petersen
ISBN: 0765801701 9780765801708
OCLC Number: 50002461
Description: 250 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Population --
The Fundamentals of Demography --
Population Structure --
Population in History --
Malthus --
Marx and Early Marxists --
Lenin and His Successors --
Parents versus the State --
Efforts to Reduce the Fertility of Less Developed Countries --
A State in the Desert --
The Abortion Controversy --
Ethnicity --
Concepts of Ethnicity --
Political Influences on Ethnicity --
Europe's Nations and Subnations --
Names in Population Records --
Jews as a Race --
Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans --
Social Consequences of Religion.
Responsibility: William Petersen.
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In all versions of data assembling - whether the census, vital statistics or surveys - information is gathered from individuals and then presented to the public concerning categories. This volume  Read more...

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