anthropological approach to fertility change

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Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences , Canberra
Fertility, Human., Demographic anthropo
StatementElisha P. Renne.
SeriesWorking papers in demography ;, no. 48, Working papers in demography (Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences) ;, no. 48.
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LC ClassificationsHB901 .R45 1994
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Sallie Han is Associate Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Oneonta, and past chair of the Council on Anthropology and is the author of Pregnancy in Practice: Expectation and Experience in the Contemporary US (Berghahn Books, ). Tracy K. Betsinger is Associate Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Oneonta.

She conducts bioarchaeological studies of health and mortuary 4/4(1). For their part, anthropologists have only recently begun to apply their characteristic approaches to the study of reproduction. Drawing on new ethnographic and historical research and on a variety. Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: a distinct lineage of both historically and anthropologically-informed critical studies of anthropological approach to fertility change book demographic analysis of fertility decline and reproductive change.

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Symposium on Anthropological Aspects of Fertility ( New York, N.Y.). Anthropological studies of human fertility. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Bernice A Kaplan; American Association for the Advancement of Science.

“Philip Kreager and Astrid Bochow’s edited Fertility, conjuncture, difference is a convincing continuation of critical discussions which began in the mids about, on the one hand, using anthropological approaches in order to understand the heterogeneity of modern reproductive change and, on the other, the possibilities for creating an anthropological : Anthropological Approaches to the Heterogeneity of Modern Fertility Declines.

Editors: Philip Kreager and Astrid Bochow. Monographs, or book chapters, Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference. Your browsing activity is empty. This collection brings together anthropological case studies, placing them in a comparative framework of compositional demography and conjunctural action.

The volume addresses major issues of inequality and distribution which shape population and social structures, and in which fertility trends and the formation and size of families are not decided solely or primarily by reproduction.

This groundbreaking work, with its unique anthropological approach, sheds new light on a central conundrum surrounding AIDS in Africa. Robert J. Thornton explores why HIV prevalence fell during the s in Uganda despite that country's having one of Africa's highest fertility rates, while during the same period HIV prevalence rose in South Africa, the country with Africa's lowest fertility rate.

The newer approaches to culture as explanations for fertility change suggest that the current interpretations of culture in anthropology and sociology may change, and that the culture of demographers may also be flexible. View chapter Purchase book Fertility: Institutional and.

American Rite of Passage, and Jacques Gélis' book, History of Childbirth, are exemplary of these new trends. FROM FUNCTION TO AUTHORITY The Fourth Edition of Jordan's book provides an excellent vantage point from which to view this transformation in the Anthropology of Birth.

The book is divided into two distinct parts. Low fertility in Europe has given rise to the notion of a ‘fertility crisis’. This book shifts the attention from fertility decline to why people do have children, asking what children mean to them. It investigates what role children play in how young adults plan their lives, and.

FRSG's aim is to promote research and publications on the anthropology of fertility and reproduction, with emphasis on interdisciplinary methods. It addresses the changing dynamics of fertility from a cross-cultural perspective with implications for policy and planning.

TY - CHAP. T1 - Fertility and Culture. T2 - Anthropological Insights. AU - Bledsoe, Caroline H. PY - /3/ Y1 - /3/ N2 - Between the fertility event that increases a population and the cultural ideas that shape how it is perceived and analyzed lies an engaging set of issues.

The approach of anthropological demogr aphy is increasingly New York: Basic Book s. Greenhalgh, S Institutional Determinants of Fertility Change, Population and Development Review. This book re-establishes the relevance of mainstream anthropological (and sociological) approaches to development processes and simultaneously recognizes that contemporary development ought to be anthropology‘s principal area of study/5(8).

ANTHONY At the core of recent studies of social processes and fertility change is the proposition that fertility declines are the result, in whole or in part, of the diffusion of new knowledge and ideas “from one locale, social group, or individual to another” (Retherford and Palmore, ; see also Cleland and Wilson,Rosero-Bixby and Casterline, ; Montgomery and.

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of high fertility and high mortality to “modern” states of low fertil-ity and low mortality. Anthropology offers an alternative approach to making sense of demographic behavior: by placing such behavior in its social, cultural and political contexts, the full range of its variation is revealed.

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Rebecca Sear, Ruth Mace, Ian A. McGregor, A Life History Approach to Fertility Rates in Rural Gambia: Evidence for Trade-offs or Phenotypic Correlations?, The Biodemography of Human Reproduction and Fertility, /, (), ().

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The final part of the book ends with reflections. Sommer concludes by stating “oral histories provide an opportunity for historical organization to bring people into the action” (p. This statement reminded me of Eric Wolf’s influential anthropology book, Europe and the People without History.

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Kohler, C. Bühler, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2 Empirical Evidence. The earliest systematic evidence for the influence of diffusion processes and social networks on fertility decisions is found in two seminal analyses of demographic change.

First, the European Fertility Project (Coale and Watkins ) showed that areas which are culturally. Population - Population - Biological factors affecting human fertility: Reproduction is a quintessentially biological process, and hence all fertility analyses must consider the effects of biology.

Such factors, in rough chronological order, include: the age of onset of potential fertility (or fecundability in demographic terminology); the degree of fecundability—i.e., the monthly. Culture and Communication: Anthropological Perspectives on Diffusion and Social Processes.

Unpublished paper presented at the Workshop on Social Processes Underlying Fertility Change in Developing Countries, Committee on Population, JanuaryDepartment of Anthropology, University of Rochester. empirical research approach includes a mix of quantitative and qualitative methodologies applied to case studies.

Ethnographic fieldwork and participant observation are often central to this approach as is an interpretative reading of secondary data and historical material. The approach of anthropological demography is increasingly represented in.

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Fertility decline in developing countries is a social change of essential importance, encompassing human relations and conditions at almost any level of society.

the divergence of mortality and fertility levels in recent decades has given rise to a rapid growth in the world population. the alleged 'population problem' associated with this. The reader could see this book as a vividly visualized introduction to the power of the anthropological craft.

It expands perspectives on social lives and cultural phenomena. In its entirety, the book contains the keys to an anthropological world with potential to change the lives of.

research on the determinants of fertility, Dirk Van de Kaa, for his part, wrote: “There does not yet exist a single ‘good story’, accepted by all knowledgeable scholars, about the setting and conditions necessary and sufficient to generate the central action of fertility change” (Van de Kaa,p.

Low fertility in Europe has given rise to the notion of a ‘fertility crisis’. This book shifts the attention from fertility decline to why people do have children, asking what children mean to investigates what role children play in how young adults plan their lives, and why and how young adults make the choices they do.Thus, theories of fertility need to be set in these terms as well.

The life-course approach to fertility yields a series of propositions and questions, some of which have already been broadly addressed in the empirical literature while others require more sustained attention.

.gender, culture change, and fertility decline in honduras: an investigation in anthropological demography by david patrick kennedy a dissertation presented to the graduate school of the university of florida in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree .