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Title Categories and contexts : anthropological and historical studies in critical demography / edited by Simon Szreter, Hania Sholkamy, A. Dharmalingam.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.

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Series International studies in demography
International studies in demography.
Subject Demography -- Congresses.
Alt Name Szreter, Simon.
Sholkamy, Hania.
Dharmalingam, A.
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 407 pages).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents PART I. THE HISTORICAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEMOGRAPHY AND ITS CATEGORIES -- Contextualizing categories: towards a critical reflexive demography / Simon Szreter [and others] -- Objectifying demographic identities / Philip Kreager -- Malthus' anti-rhetorical rhetoric, or, on the magical conversion of the imaginary into the real / Charles L. Briggs -- PART II. CATEGORIES AS POLITICAL INTERVENTIONS -- Editors' introduction / Simon Szreter [and others] -- The linguistic construction of social and medical categories in the work of the English General Register Office, 1837-1950 / Edward Higgs -- Racial/colour categorization in US and Brazilian censuses / Melissa Nobles -- Towards a Soviet order of things: the 1926 Census and the making of the Soviet Union / Francine Hirsch -- Making up China's 'black population' / Susan Greenhalgh -- Internal diaspora and state imagination: Colombia's failure to envision a nation / Santiago Villaveces-Izquierdo -- Users, non-users, clients, and help-seekers: the use of categories in research on health behavior / Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer -- Etic and emic categories in male sexual health: a case study from Orissa / Martine Collumbien [and others] -- PART III. CONTEXTS AS CRITIQUES OF CATEGORIES -- Editors' introduction / Simon Szreter [and others] -- Measuring the population of a northeast Thai village / Aree Prohmmo, John Bryant -- 'Un noviazgo despues de ser casados': companionate marriage, sexual intimacy, and the modern Mexican family / Jennifer S. Hirsch -- Gender roles and women's status: what they mean to Hausa Muslim women in Northern Nigeria / Elisha P. Renne -- Re-contextualizing the female-headed household: culture and agency in Uganda / Paula Jean Davis -- Demography's ecological frontier: rethinking the 'nature' of the household and community / Brian Greenberg, Margaret E. Greene -- Spillovers, subdivisions, and flows: questioning the usefulness of 'bounded container' as the dominant spatial metaphor in demography / John W. Adams, Alice B. Kasakoff -- Situating migration in wartime and post-war Mozambique: a critique of 'forced migration' research / Stephen C. Lubkemann.
Summary Demographers tend to analyse population issues scientifically through sets of fixed social categories that are divorced from dynamic relationships and local contexts and processes. This volume questions these fixed categories.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191533693 (electronic bk.)
0191533696 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 302368334
Additional Format Print version: Categories and contexts. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004 0199270570 9780199270576 (DLC) 2004299647 (OCoLC)53871507

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