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

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

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Demographic study and the idea of a "population" was developed and modified over the course of the twentieth century, mirroring the political, social, and cultural situations and aspirations of different societies. This growing field adapted itself to specific policy concerns and was therefore never apolitical, despite the protestations of practitioners that demography was "natural." Demographics were transformed into public policies that shaped family planning, population growth, medical practice, and environmental conservation. 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.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologyPopulation & demography Publisher: Berghahn Books Publication Date: 01/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9781782384274  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Heinrich Hartmann is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Basel, Switzerland. His book, Der Volkskorper bei der Musterung. Militarstatistik und Demographie in Europa vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg (Wallstein 2011) received the Henry E. Sigerist Award in 2012. His research focuses on the history of nineteenth and twentieth century demography in Europe and on the history of Turkish modernization in a transnational perspective. Corinna R. Unger is Associate Professor of Modern European History at Jacobs University Bremen. Her research focuses on European, North American, and international history of the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the history of knowledge, culture, and politics.

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