Culture, Biology, and Anthropological Demography (2004) (New by Eric Abella Roth

By Eric Abella Roth

Precise techniques to the examine of human demography exist inside anthropology today--anthropological demography and human evolutionary ecology. Eric Roth reconciles those techniques via reputation of universal learn subject matters and the development of a wide theoretical framework incorporating either cultural and organic motivation.

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P2: JMT/... 0521809053c01 QC: IML/FFX CB705-Roth-v3 T1: IML May 13, 2004 1:50 Anthropological Demography and Human Evolutionary Ecology 17 and mother’s education relationships are much more varied and remain largely unexplained. For example, for Western Kenya, Bradley (1995) showed that, in poorer areas where women posted recent political, economic, and educational gains, one net result was increased competition for scarce resources with men, resulting in an increase in domestic violence against women.

0521809053c01 P2: JMT/... QC: IML/FFX CB705-Roth-v3 18 T1: IML May 13, 2004 1:50 Culture, Biology, and Anthropological Demography behavior viewed in the context of larger political, social, or economic processes, all of which may possess deep historical roots. , Islam throughout Southeast Asia) and contemporary financial restructuring by the World Bank can be viewed as both constraints and opportunities for new demographic behavior. Anthropological demography’s conceptualization of culture featuring the trinity of individual agency, gender, and political economy is illustrated in Bledsoe and Hill’s (Bledsoe et al.

Rendille stated that sepaade arose in the mid-nineteenth century, during a period of intensive, large-scale warfare between Rendille and Borana, a neighboring pastoral group. At this time, Borana rode horses to raid large Rendille settlements. Rendille camels, left untended by warriors during battles, ran away from the Borana horses. To protect their resources, Rendille appointed the daughters of one age set to look after the camels during battles. These women became the first sepaade. During interviews conducted in 1990, a sepaade woman told me the following: The sepaade began when the warriors were going for wars.

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