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Population in the Human Sciences: Concepts, Models, Evidence

Philip Kreager, Bruce Winney, Stanley Ulijaszek, and Cristian Capelli


This book addresses the need for review and assessment of the framework of interdisciplinary population studies. Limitations to prevailing post-war paradigms like the Evolutionary Synthesis and Demographic Transition were becoming evident by the 1970s. Subsequent decades have witnessed an immense expansion of population modelling and related empirical inquiry. Research into genetic and ecological inheritance has reshaped evolutionary, population, and developmental biology. The limitations of post-war economic development and modernization theories stimulated extensive rethinking of modern and ... More

Keywords: population, human sciences, evolutionary biology, demography, genetics, ecology, anthropology, archaeology, history of science

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688203
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688203.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Kreager, editor
Senior Research Fellow in Human Sciences, Somerville College, and Lecturer and Tutor in Demography, Institute of Human Sciences, Oxford University

Bruce Winney, editor
Department of Oncology, University of Oxford

Stanley Ulijaszek, editor
Professor of Human Ecology, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University

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Part I Population in the Human Sciences

An Introduction

Philip Kreager, Bruce Winney, Stanley Ulijaszek, and Cristian Capelli

Part II What is a Population?

Chapter 2 Population Genetics

Walter Bodmer Bruce Winney

Part III Rethinking Intra- and Interpopulation Dynamics

Chapter 7 The Social and the Sexual

Hans-Peter Kohler, Stéphane Helleringer, Jere R. Behrman, and Susan C. Watkins

Part IV Mechanisms of Local-Level Variation and Change of State

Chapter 9 Networks, Strata, and Ageing

Elisabeth Schröder-Butterfill

Chapter 12 The Causal Relationship between Fertility and Infant Mortality

Hillard Kaplan, Paul L. Hooper, Jonathan Stieglitz, and Michael Gurven

Part V Constructing Populations in the Long Term

Part VI Identifying Subpopulations for Disease Treatment and Control

End Matter