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Demography

  • The Methods and Materials of Demographyby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 133.99

    Presents an exposition of the methods used by technicians and research workers in dealing with demographic data. This book is concerned with the ways data on population are gathered, classified, and treated to produce tabulations and various summarizing measures that reveal the significant aspects of the composition and dynamics of populations. more...

  • The Fertility Transition in Iranby Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi; Peter McDonald; Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 62.59

    Rich in data and demographic method, this is the first attempt to explain the dramatic fall in the birth rate in Iran following the Islamic revolution of 1980. All the relevant demographic data are used along with two major surveys conducted by the authors. more...

  • Linking Sustainable Livelihoods to Natural Resources and Governanceby Abdul-Mumin Abdulai; Elmira Shamshiry

    Springer Singapore 2014; US$ 102.75

    This book investigates the current level and trend of poverty in the Muslim World, including selected countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, East Asia, the Pacific and South America. Authors explore themes of poverty reduction, poverty alleviation and the extent of influences on social and economic development, particularly natural... more...

  • The Revolt of the Cockroach Peopleby Oscar Zeta Acosta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan... more...

  • Could It Happen Here?by Michael Adams

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 11.09

    From award-winning author Michael Adams, Could It Happen Here? draws on groundbreaking new social research to show whether Canadian society is at risk of the populist forces afflicting other parts of the world. Americans elected Donald Trump. Britons opted to leave the European Union. Far-right, populist politicians channeling anger at out-of-touch... more...

  • Immigrant Exclusion and Insecurity in Africaby Claire L. Adida

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the diverse immigrant experiences in urban West Africa, where some groups integrate seamlessly while others face exclusion and violence. more...

  • An Improbable War?by Holger Afflerbach; David Stevenson

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 34.95

    The First World War has been described as the "primordial catastrophe of the twentieth century." Arguably, Italian Fascism, German National Socialism and Soviet Leninism and Stalinism would not have emerged without the cultural and political shock of World War I. The question why this catastrophe happened therefore preoccupies historians to this day.... more...

  • Liberal Eugenicsby Nicholas Agar

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95 US$ 113.36

    In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children’s characteristics. Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan ‘Brave New World’ or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view Considers... more...

  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Americaby Adalberto Aguirre

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 50.00

    This work covers the populations and social forces that have shaped the character of racial and ethnic diversity in the USA. It explores historical and up-to-date US census data on racial and ethnic populations, and includes biographical sketches of racial and ethnic minority individuals. more...

  • Fertility Decline in Developing Countries, 1960-1997: An Annotated Bibliographyby Samuel Agyei-Mensah

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 109.00

    With the emergence of fertility declines in the greater part of the developing world, study of the phenomenon has increased profoundly over the last three decades, and a voluminous amount of literature has emerged. Yet our knowledge of the decline is scattered in numerous publications, making sources difficult to find. This bibliography provides... more...