Human Population Dynamics: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

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Dezember 2010



Human Population Dynamics introduces theoretical frameworks and methodologies from different traditional disciplines to demonstrate how changes in human population structure can be addressed from several different academic perspectives. The book contains contributions from world-renowned researchers in demography, social and biological anthropology, genetics, biology, sociology, ecology, history and human geography. In particular, the contributors emphasize the lability of many population structures and boundaries, as viewed from their area of expertise.


Foreword Geoffrey Harrison; Preface; 1. Introduction Helen Macbeth and Paul Collinson; 2. Demographic perspectives on human population dynamics Andrew Hinde; 3. The growing concentration of world population from 1950 to 2050 John I. Clarke; 4. Population, community and society in peasant societies Robert Layton; 5. From genetic variation to population dynamics: insights into the biological understanding of humans Jaume Betranpetit and Francesc Calafell; 6. Social institutions and demographic regimes in non-industrial societies: a comparative approach Richard Smith; 7. The dynamics of child survival Emily K. Rousham and Louise T. Humphrey; 8. Genetic structure of south Indian caste populations: a confluence of biology and culture L. B. Jorde, M. J. Bamshad, W. S. Watkins, C. E. Ricker, M. E. Dixon, B. B. Rao, B. V. R. Prasad and J. M. Naidu; 9. Fertility, mortality and migration transitions in association with socioeconomic modernisation among highland minority populations in South East Asia Peter Kunstadter; 10. Ecology, homeostasis and survival in human population dynamics Robert Attenborough; Glossary.


Helen Macbeth is an Honorary Research Fellow and retired Principal Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. Paul Collinson is an Honorary Research Fellow and former Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University.


"Carefully edited... This volume could be used as a supplement in an upper-division course in human biology, biological anthropology, and demography." American Journal of Human Biology
EAN: 9780521004688
ISBN: 0521004683
Untertitel: 'Medicine and Society'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2010
Seitenanzahl: 242 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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