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Categories and contexts : anthropological and historical studies in critical demography.

Author: Simon Szreter; Hania Sholkamy; A Dharmalingam
Publisher: Estados Unidos : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: International Studies in Demography
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Demography has been associated with a quantitative orientation for studying social problems. As a result, demographers tend to analyse population issues scientifically through sets of fixed social  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Szreter; Hania Sholkamy; A Dharmalingam
ISBN: 0199270570 9780199270576
OCLC Number: 777928116
Description: 407 p.
Contents: Foreword ; List of Contributors ; SECTION 1 THE HISTORICAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEMOGRAPHY AND ITS CATEGORIES ; 1. Contextualising categories: towards a critical reflexive demography ; 2. Objectifying demographic identities ; 3. Malthus' Anti-Rhetorical Rhetoric, or, on the Magical Conversion of the Imaginary into the Real ; SECTION 2 CATEGORIES AS POLITICAL INTERVENTIONS ; 4. Editors' Introduction ; 5. The linguistic construction of social and medical categories in the work of the English General Register Office, 1837-1950 ; 6. Racial / Color Categorization in US and Brazilian Censuses ; 7. Toward a Soviet Order of Things:The 1926 Census and the Making of the Soviet Union ; 8. Making up China's "Black population" ; 9. Internal diaspora and State imagination: Colombia's failure to envision a nation ; 10. Users, non-users, clients, and help-seekers: the use of categories in research on health behaviour ; 11. Etic and emic categories in male sexual health: a case study from Orissa ; SECTION 3 CONTEXTS AS CRITIQUES OF CATEGORIES ; 12. Editors' Introduction ; 13. Measuring the population of a northeast Thai village ; 14. 'Un noviazgo despues de ser casados': Companionate marriage, sexual intimacy, and the modern Mexican family ; 15. Gender Roles and Women's Status: What They Mean to Hausa Muslim Women in Northern Nigeria ; 16. Re-contextualizing the Female-Headed Household: Culture and Agency in Uganda ; 17. Demography's Ecological Frontier: Rethinking the 'Nature' of the Household and Community ; 18. Spillovers, subdivisions and flows: questioning the usefulness of 'bounded container' as the dominant metaphor in demography ; 19. Situating migration in wartime and post-war Mozambique: a critique of "forced migration" research ; Index
Series Title: International Studies in Demography


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All of these chapters...can be read with interest by demographers; some of them offer striking insights. * Adrian C. Hayes, Population and Development Review, Vol. 32, No. 3 *

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