A world of populations: twentieth-century demographic discourses and practices in global perspective

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Abstract

The conveners inaugurated this workshop with the observation that the history of demography has been revitalized by recent scholarship, especially Matthew Connelly’s exciting book Fatal Misconception (2008). Scholars on both sides of the Atlantic are increasingly engaged with the historical roles of demographers and the legacies of colonialism. Although the politicization of population is well documented, the aim of this workshop was not to demonize the experts or unmask a hegemonic conspiracy. Rather, the task at hand was to confront the messy realities of population policies and programs in action "from international conference rooms to remote villages."
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-107
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the German Historical Institute
Volume45
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2009

Keywords

  • modernity
  • demographics
  • population statistics

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