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Population and progress in a Yoruba town

Author: Elisha P Renne; International African Institute.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press for the International African Institute, ©2003.
Series: International African library, 28.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of local perceptions of population and development in a rural southwestern Nigerian town questions some of the underlying assumptions of the demographic theory of fertility transition.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisha P Renne; International African Institute.
ISBN: 0748618155 9780748618156
OCLC Number: 52143724
Description: xii, 280 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portrait ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Anthropological and Demographic Concerns --
1. Introduction: Paradoxes of Progress --
2. Historical and Anthropological Aspects of Itapa: Centripetal and Centrifugal Tendencies --
3. Demographic Dimensions of Itapa-Ekiti --
pt. II. Bodies, Persons and Social Relations --
4. Women's Bodies, Virginity and Marriage --
5. Child-fostering, Blood Ties and Parenthood --
6. Burial, Rebirth and Relations with the Dead --
pt. III. Population, Development and the State --
7. Personal Hygiene, Public Sanitation and Western Education --
8. Houses, Descendants and Land Tenure --
9. Counting Bodies: Censuses, Vital Registration and the Creation of Ekiti State --
10. Conclusion: Local Development, Politics and Two Funerals --
App. I. Research Methods and Materials --
App. II. Important Dates in Itapa and Nigerian History --
App. III. Contraception Ever Used by Itapa-Ekiti Women, based on 1992, 1997 Surveys.
Series Title: International African library, 28.
Responsibility: Elisha P. Renne.

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