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Demography of the Dobe !Kung, Nancy Howell

Label
Demography of the Dobe !Kung
Title
Demography of the Dobe !Kung
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Howell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306/.089961
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1058.K86
LC item number
H68 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Evolutionary foundations of human behavior
Label
Demography of the Dobe !Kung, Nancy Howell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-395) and index
Contents
  • Age Estimation and Age Structure
  • Social Structural Implications of Demographic Parameters: Kinship Ties and Kinship Groups
  • The Cultural Definitions of Kinship
  • Variability in Kin Ties
  • The Total Inventory of Kin
  • Households and Kinship Groups
  • Number of Simultaneously Living Generations
  • Kinship Relations as Resources
  • The Early Social Prominence of Women
  • Kinship and Demography: Review and Overview
  • 16
  • Demographic Techniques of Assessment and Correction of Age Estimates
  • Genetic Implications of !Kung Demography
  • The Demographic Facts of !Kung Women's Lives
  • Demographic Facts of Genetic Transmission: Men's Rates
  • The Opportunity for Natural Selection
  • Microevolution on the Allelic Level
  • The Distribution of Number of Allelic Copies Transmitted per Parent
  • Changes in the Allelic Proportions per Generation: Microevolution
  • Population Size, Isolation, and Random Drift
  • Implications of !Kung Demography for Genetic Transmission: Review and Overview
  • 17
  • Age Structure of the Population
  • History and Future of the Dobe !Kung Population
  • Return to Dobe
  • Population Trends: 1968--2000
  • Dobe in the 1970s
  • Dobe in the 1980s
  • Dobe in the 1990s
  • Summary of Trends in Population Parameters over Time
  • 3
  • Causes of Sickness and Death
  • Sanitary Conditions and Customs That Affect Mortality
  • Social Costs of Morbidity and Mortality
  • Occupational Hazards of the Hunting and Gathering Way of Life
  • Interpersonal Violence, Homicide, and Suicide
  • Infectious and Communicable Diseases
  • 1
  • Degenerative Disease
  • Causes of Death in Comparative Perspective
  • 4
  • The Measurement of Mortality
  • The Conceptual Framework of Life-Table Analysis
  • Model Life Tables
  • !Kung Mortality
  • 5
  • Simulating Mortality
  • The Universe of !Kung-like Populations
  • An Overview of the Population Study of a Hunting and Gathering People
  • Simulating !Kung-like Populations
  • Life-Table Indicators of Mortality
  • AMBUSH Perspectives on Assessment of the !Kung Mortality Data
  • 6
  • An Overview of !Kung Women's Fertility: Completed Reproductive Careers
  • The Measurement of Fertility
  • Production of Live Births
  • Entrance into the Childbearing Population: Age at First Birth
  • Birth Intervals and Their Evidence for Fertility Limitation
  • Causes of Low Parity
  • The !Kung as an "Ethnographic Analogy": Problems of Valid Generalization
  • 7
  • Fertility Performance, 1963-1973
  • Age Patterns of Current Fertility
  • Numbers of Children Born Per Woman
  • The Length of Birth Intervals
  • Summary of Fertility Performance, 1963-1973
  • 8
  • !Kung Fertility Performance in Comparative Perspective
  • Comparison Populations
  • Parity Progression Ratios
  • The Dobe Area
  • Age-Specific Marital Fertility Rates and Patterns
  • Declining Fertility with Age
  • Duration of the Reproductive Span and the Length of Birth Intervals
  • The !Kung and the Hutterites: Accounting for the Differences
  • 9
  • Primary and Secondary Sterility: Normal and Pathological Causes
  • Primary Sterility
  • Secondary Sterility
  • The Costs of Venereal Disease to the !Kung
  • 10
  • The Duration of the !Kung Adaptation: Refugees or Aborigines?
  • Fatness and Pertility
  • Frisch's Critical Fatness Hypothesis
  • Application to the !Kung
  • The Status of the Critical Fatness Hypothesis
  • 11
  • Population Size, Growth Rates, and the Age Distribution: Simulations of Fertility and Mortality
  • Population Growth in the !Kung Population
  • AMBUSH Simulations of Population Size and Growth
  • Assessing Errors in Age Estimation
  • Inadequacies of This Simple Simulation
  • The Status of the !Kung in the 1960s
  • 12
  • Marriage and Remarriage Among the !Kung
  • Prohibited Spouses
  • Preferential Criteria for Selection of Spouses, and the "Marriage Market"
  • Marital and Non-Marital Sexual Behavior
  • Legitimacy and Custody of Children
  • Marital Status of Adults in 1968
  • The "Two-Sex Problem" in Marriage
  • Marriage Success Rates for Men and Women
  • Sources of Recent Change in Marriage
  • The Definition of the Population of the Dobe Area !Kung
  • 13
  • Fertility Performance of !Kung Men
  • Growth and Development of !Kung Men
  • Age at First Marriage
  • Men's Age-Specific Fertility Rates
  • Men's Fertility by Age and Age of Wife
  • Differential Success
  • Men's Parity Distributions
  • Population Growth as Measured Through the Male Generation
  • 14
  • 2
  • The Simulation of Fertility within Marriage
  • The AMBUSH Method for Generating Marriages
  • The AMBUSH Method for Generating Births for Marriages
  • Viability of the Simulated Populations
  • Age Distribution
  • Marital Status in the Simulated Populations
  • Fertility Performance in the Simulated Populations
  • Parity of Newborns and Generational Growth
  • A Review and Overview of the Simulations
  • 15
Control code
44634234
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxii, 412 p.
Isbn
9780202020495
Lccn
00010428
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44634234
  • 650246
Label
Demography of the Dobe !Kung, Nancy Howell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-395) and index
Contents
  • Age Estimation and Age Structure
  • Social Structural Implications of Demographic Parameters: Kinship Ties and Kinship Groups
  • The Cultural Definitions of Kinship
  • Variability in Kin Ties
  • The Total Inventory of Kin
  • Households and Kinship Groups
  • Number of Simultaneously Living Generations
  • Kinship Relations as Resources
  • The Early Social Prominence of Women
  • Kinship and Demography: Review and Overview
  • 16
  • Demographic Techniques of Assessment and Correction of Age Estimates
  • Genetic Implications of !Kung Demography
  • The Demographic Facts of !Kung Women's Lives
  • Demographic Facts of Genetic Transmission: Men's Rates
  • The Opportunity for Natural Selection
  • Microevolution on the Allelic Level
  • The Distribution of Number of Allelic Copies Transmitted per Parent
  • Changes in the Allelic Proportions per Generation: Microevolution
  • Population Size, Isolation, and Random Drift
  • Implications of !Kung Demography for Genetic Transmission: Review and Overview
  • 17
  • Age Structure of the Population
  • History and Future of the Dobe !Kung Population
  • Return to Dobe
  • Population Trends: 1968--2000
  • Dobe in the 1970s
  • Dobe in the 1980s
  • Dobe in the 1990s
  • Summary of Trends in Population Parameters over Time
  • 3
  • Causes of Sickness and Death
  • Sanitary Conditions and Customs That Affect Mortality
  • Social Costs of Morbidity and Mortality
  • Occupational Hazards of the Hunting and Gathering Way of Life
  • Interpersonal Violence, Homicide, and Suicide
  • Infectious and Communicable Diseases
  • 1
  • Degenerative Disease
  • Causes of Death in Comparative Perspective
  • 4
  • The Measurement of Mortality
  • The Conceptual Framework of Life-Table Analysis
  • Model Life Tables
  • !Kung Mortality
  • 5
  • Simulating Mortality
  • The Universe of !Kung-like Populations
  • An Overview of the Population Study of a Hunting and Gathering People
  • Simulating !Kung-like Populations
  • Life-Table Indicators of Mortality
  • AMBUSH Perspectives on Assessment of the !Kung Mortality Data
  • 6
  • An Overview of !Kung Women's Fertility: Completed Reproductive Careers
  • The Measurement of Fertility
  • Production of Live Births
  • Entrance into the Childbearing Population: Age at First Birth
  • Birth Intervals and Their Evidence for Fertility Limitation
  • Causes of Low Parity
  • The !Kung as an "Ethnographic Analogy": Problems of Valid Generalization
  • 7
  • Fertility Performance, 1963-1973
  • Age Patterns of Current Fertility
  • Numbers of Children Born Per Woman
  • The Length of Birth Intervals
  • Summary of Fertility Performance, 1963-1973
  • 8
  • !Kung Fertility Performance in Comparative Perspective
  • Comparison Populations
  • Parity Progression Ratios
  • The Dobe Area
  • Age-Specific Marital Fertility Rates and Patterns
  • Declining Fertility with Age
  • Duration of the Reproductive Span and the Length of Birth Intervals
  • The !Kung and the Hutterites: Accounting for the Differences
  • 9
  • Primary and Secondary Sterility: Normal and Pathological Causes
  • Primary Sterility
  • Secondary Sterility
  • The Costs of Venereal Disease to the !Kung
  • 10
  • The Duration of the !Kung Adaptation: Refugees or Aborigines?
  • Fatness and Pertility
  • Frisch's Critical Fatness Hypothesis
  • Application to the !Kung
  • The Status of the Critical Fatness Hypothesis
  • 11
  • Population Size, Growth Rates, and the Age Distribution: Simulations of Fertility and Mortality
  • Population Growth in the !Kung Population
  • AMBUSH Simulations of Population Size and Growth
  • Assessing Errors in Age Estimation
  • Inadequacies of This Simple Simulation
  • The Status of the !Kung in the 1960s
  • 12
  • Marriage and Remarriage Among the !Kung
  • Prohibited Spouses
  • Preferential Criteria for Selection of Spouses, and the "Marriage Market"
  • Marital and Non-Marital Sexual Behavior
  • Legitimacy and Custody of Children
  • Marital Status of Adults in 1968
  • The "Two-Sex Problem" in Marriage
  • Marriage Success Rates for Men and Women
  • Sources of Recent Change in Marriage
  • The Definition of the Population of the Dobe Area !Kung
  • 13
  • Fertility Performance of !Kung Men
  • Growth and Development of !Kung Men
  • Age at First Marriage
  • Men's Age-Specific Fertility Rates
  • Men's Fertility by Age and Age of Wife
  • Differential Success
  • Men's Parity Distributions
  • Population Growth as Measured Through the Male Generation
  • 14
  • 2
  • The Simulation of Fertility within Marriage
  • The AMBUSH Method for Generating Marriages
  • The AMBUSH Method for Generating Births for Marriages
  • Viability of the Simulated Populations
  • Age Distribution
  • Marital Status in the Simulated Populations
  • Fertility Performance in the Simulated Populations
  • Parity of Newborns and Generational Growth
  • A Review and Overview of the Simulations
  • 15
Control code
44634234
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xxii, 412 p.
Isbn
9780202020495
Lccn
00010428
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44634234
  • 650246

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