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Author: Robert Engelman
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2008.
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In the capital of Ghana, a teenager nicknamed "Condom Sister" trolls the streets to educate other young people about contraception. Her work and her own aspirations point to a remarkable shift not only in the West African nation, where just a few decades ago women had nearly seven children on average, but around the globe. While world population continues to grow, family size keeps dropping in countries as diverse  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Engelman
ISBN: 9781597260190 1597260193 9781597268226 1597268224
OCLC Number: 173809044
Description: xiv, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Henrietta's ideal --
The population growers --
Outbound --
The grandmother of invention --
A sense of timing --
Axial age --
Punishing eve --
Age of enlightenment --
Zen and the art of population maintenance --
The return of nature.
Responsibility: by Robert Engelman.
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Offers a vision that celebrates women's widespread desire for smaller families. This book shows that the three-way dance between population, women's autonomy, and the natural world is as old as  Read more...

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.,."Engelman ... passionately argues that the best way to stem this growth is to empower women to control their own reproduction, yielding the smaller, more stable families they usually desire." Read more...

 
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