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The Demographics of Empire : The Colonial Order and the Creation of Knowledge (Paperback)

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"A very exciting collection or essays. It is original on its genre it is state-or-the-art, and provocative."---Lan Pool. Coeditor of Population Resourees and Development: Riding the Age Waves.

The Demographics of Empire examines the multifaceted nature of the colonial science of demography over the last two centuries. The essays address how historians, demographers, and other social scientists under-stood colonial population; what the demographic realities of African societies were and how they affected colonial systems of power; and finally, how demographic theories that developed in Europe shaped colonial policies and administrative structures.

Together the contributors question demographic orthodoxy, and in particular the assumption that African societies in the past exhibited a single demographic regime characterized by high fertility and high mortality.

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Publisher Ohio Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780821419335
SKU 213772955
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0821419331
Release Date 12/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0292
Publisher Ohio University Press
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