Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth

Editor/Author Bashford, Alison
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Columbia University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-231-14766-8
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 15
Book Status: Available
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Drawing on international conference transcripts and personal and organizational archives, this book reconstructs the twentieth-century population problem in terms of migration, colonial expansion, globalization, and world food plans.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Life and Earth
  • Part I The Long Nineteenth Century
  • 1 Confined in Room: A Spatial History of Malthusianism
  • Part II The Politics of Earth, 1920s and 1930s
  • 2 War and Peace: Population, Territory, and Living Space
  • 3 Density: Universes with Definite Limits
  • 4 Migration: World Population and the Global Color Line
  • 5 Waste Lands: Sovereignty and the Anticolonial History
of World Population
  • Part III The Politics of Life, 1920s and 1930s
  • 6 Life on Earth: Ecology and the Cosmopolitics 
of Population
  • 7 Soil and Food: Agriculture and the Fertility of the Earth
  • 8 Sex: The Geopolitics of Birth Control
  • 9 The Species: Human Difference and Global Eugenics
  • Part IV Between One World and Three Worlds, 1940s to 1968
  • 10 Food and Freedom: A New World of Plenty?
  • 11 Life and Death: The Biopolitical Solution to a 
Geopolitical Problem
  • 12 Universal Rights? Population Control and the Powers 
of Reproductive Freedom
  • Conclusion: The Population Bomb in the Space Age
  • Notes
  • Archival Collections