Barren States The Population Implosion in Europe

Uitgever: Bloomsbury
Taal: Engels
Barren States

Uitgever: Bloomsbury

  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781845200497
  • Druk: illustrated edition
  • januari 2005
  • 282 pagina's
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Samenvatting

The fertility rate has dramatically declined across Europe in recent years. Globally, over sixty-four countries have fallen below generation replacement levels and countries in eastern and southern Europe are registering the lowest birth rates in the history of humanity. Demographers emphasize that these developments could have serious repercussions for society and public policy - from a projected drastic loss of national population numbers to labor shortages and a swelling population of over-65s.Typically, analysts have approached the issue of low fertility quantitatively and from state levels. As a result, most research tends to elide any nuanced understanding of this significant trend. Filling a major gap, this timely book goes well beyond existing studies to investigate how people experience, understand and speak about what is called ''low fertility.'' On the individual level, is there such a thing? How do people understand their choices and the perceived limitations on their lives? What is the meaning of motherhood for women today? How has the definition of ''family'' changed? What are the particularities of fertility decline in each country? And, perhaps most importantly, what does this tendency toward fewer births mean to the women and men who ultimately become demographic statistics?Offering new readings and a much deeper understanding of Europe's decline in fertility, this exciting book adds the voices of everyday people to previous state-centered studies. Overturning a number of assumptions, case studies show that having fewer children is often understood positively in Europe as a means to freedom and self-empowerment. Anyone wishing to understand what low fertility means to the people who live it will find this book essential reading.

Recensie(s)

Winner for the Most Notable Recent Edited Collection Book Prize for 2006, Council on the Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR)'Each tightly written essay provides a challenging thesis; gives a historical and contemporary overview; marshals research scholarship; and draws an insightful and compelling conclusion. Excellent for college classes, including graduate courses, in sociology, gender studies, and European studies. Summing up: Highly recommended.'Choice Magazine (February 2006)

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
illustrated edition
Verschijningsdatum
2005-01-01
Aantal pagina's
282 pagina's
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Redacteur
Carrie B. Douglass
Uitgever
Bloomsbury

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9781845200497

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NUR code
741
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2005-01-01
Subtitel
The Population Implosion in Europe
Thema Qualifier Code
1D
Thema Subject Code
JHBD

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