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What kind of theory for anthropological demography?

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  • Jennifer Johnson-Hanks

    (University of Texas at Austin)

Abstract

This paper argues that demographic anthropology has, for most part, imported rather than exported theory. Yet, the discipline has the potential to generate important rethinking of population, culture, and their interaction. After discussing the state of the field and the challenges that must be faced in developing new theoretical approaches in demographic anthropology, the paper suggests a framework for research based on the related ideas of the "demographic conjuncture" and "construal."

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  • Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, 2007. "What kind of theory for anthropological demography?," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 16(1), pages 1-26, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:16:y:2007:i:1
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    Cited by:

    1. Alessandra Gribaldo & Maya D. Judd & David I. Kertzer, 2009. "An Imperfect Contraceptive Society: Fertility and Contraception in Italy," Population and Development Review, The Population Council, Inc., vol. 35(3), pages 551-584.
    2. Laura Bernardi & Inge Hutter, 2007. "The anthropological demography of Europe," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 17(18), pages 541-566, December.

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    Keywords

    anthropological demography; demographic anthropology; social theory;

    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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