A World of Populations: Transnational Perspectives on Demography in the Twentieth Century

Editors: Hartmann, Heinrich and Unger, Corinna R.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Berghahn Books

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ISBN: 978-1-78-238427-4
Category: Geography
Image Count: 6
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

While covering a variety of regions and time periods, the essays in this book share an interest in the transnational dynamics of emerging demographic discourses and practices. Together, they present a global picture of the history of demographic knowledge.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • Introduction. Counting, Constructing, and Controlling Populations: The History of Demography, Population Studies, and Family Planning in the Twentieth Century - Corinna R. Unger and Heinrich Hartmann
  • Part I. Producing Demographic Subjects: Transnational Discourses
  • 1 The View From Below and the View From Above: What U.S. Census-Taking Reveals about Social Representations in the Era of Jim Crow and Immigration Restriction - Paul Schor
  • 2 “Reproduction” as a New Demographic Issue in Interwar Poland - Morgane Labbé
  • 3 Family Planning—A Rational Choice? The Influence of Systems Approaches, Behavioralism, and Rational Choice Thinking on Mid-Twentieth-Century Family Planning Programs - Corinna R. Unger
  • 4 “Overpopulation” and the Politics of Family Planning in Chile and Peru: Negotiating National Interests and Global Paradigms in a Cold War World - Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney
  • 5 Revisiting the Early 1970s Commoner-Ehrlich Debate about Population and Environment: Dueling Critiques of Production and Consumption in a Global Age - Thomas Robertson
  • Part II. Demographic Knowledge in Practice: Transfers and Transformations
  • 6 Counting People: The Emerging Field of Demography and the Mobilization of the Social Sciences in the Formation of Policy in South Korea since 1948 - John P. DiMoia
  • 7 Laparoscopy as a Technology of Population Control: A Use-Centered History of Surgical Sterilization - Jesse Olszynko-Gryn
  • 8 A Twofold Discovery of Population: Assessing the Turkish Population by its “Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices,” 1962-1980 - Heinrich Hartmann
  • 9 Seeing Population as a Problem: Influences of the Construction of Population Knowledge on Kenyan Politics (1940s to 1980s) - Maria Dörnemann
  • 10 Filtering Demography and Biomedical Technologies: Melanesian Nurses and Global Population Concerns - Alexandra Widmer
  • Notes on Contributors