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Title Human population dynamics : cross-disciplinary perspectives / edited by Helen Macbeth and Paul Collinson.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 224 pages) : illustrations.
Series The Biosocial Society symposium series ; 14
Biosocial Society symposium series ; 14.
Note "This volume arises from the fifteenth workshop of the Biosocial Society, which was held at the Pauling Human Science centre, Oxford, in 2000"--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the framework of studying human population dynamics / Helen Macbeth and Paul Collinson -- Demographic perspectives on human population dynamics / Andrew Hinde -- The growing concentration of world population from 1950 to 2050 / John I. Clarke -- Population, community and society in peasant societies / Robert Layton -- From genetic variation to population dynamics: insights into the biological understanding of humans / Jaume Bertranpetit and Francesc Calafell -- Social institutions and demographic regimes in non-industrial societies: a comparative approach / Richard Smith -- The dynamics of child survival / Emily K. Rousham and Louise T. Humphrey -- Genetic structure of south Indian caste populations: a confluence of biology and culture / L.B Jorde [and others] -- Fertility, mortality and migration transitions in association with socioeconomic modernization among highland minority populations in Southeast Asia / Peter Kunstadter -- Ecology, homeostasis and survival in human population dynamics / Robert Attenborough.
Summary Human Population Dynamics is an introductory text demonstrating how changes in human population structure can be addressed from multi-disciplinary perspectives. As such, it contains contributions from specialists in demography, social and biological anthropology, genetics, biology, sociology, ecology and human geography. This text is aimed at academic researchers, graduates and undergraduates.
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Subject Population -- Congresses.
Sociobiology -- Congresses.
Social evolution -- Congresses.
Demography -- Congresses.
Indexed Term Samfundsvidenskab Sociologi.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Macbeth, Helen M.
Collinson, Paul, 1969-
Other Form: Print version: Human population dynamics. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002 (DLC) 2001052627
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