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Culture, Religion, and Demographic Behaviour

Culture, Religion, and Demographic Behaviour

Author: Kevin McQuillan

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773518606

Category: Religion

Page: 227

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Recent work in demography has shown that economic factors alone do not shape patterns of marriage, childbearing, and mortality. Focusing on the French region of Alsace during the period 1750 to 1870, Kevin McQuillan explores the influence of religious an

Culture, Religion, and Demographic Behaviour

Culture, Religion, and Demographic Behaviour

Author: Kevin McQuillan

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773567924

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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McQuillan shows that the population of the once largely German-speaking region of Alsace was sharply divided into two major religious communities, one Catholic, the other Lutheran. Religion was a central source of identity and a filter through which the political struggles associated with the integration of the region into French society were perceived. The five communities McQuillan studies represent both the religious division in the region and the varying economic circumstances of the population. His analysis of the demographic record of these communities is based on a family reconstitution analysis, which permits a detailed study of patterns of marriage, illegitimacy, marital fertility, and childhood mortality. A wealth of demographic research attests to the fact that theological differences between religious groups on matters of marriage or sexuality do not necessarily lead to differences in demographic behaviour. McQuillan argues that religion mattered in the Alsatian case because religious affiliation became a central element of social identity. Over time this resulted in what historians have called the "confessionalization" of the population. It also meant that the far-reaching political changes that affected France and Alsace in the period 1750-1870 were seen by the population through the lens of religion. Not only a case study of Alsace but an exploration of the more general issue of the role of religion in promoting or delaying demographic change, Culture, Religion, and Demographic Behaviour will be of great interest to students in the fields of population, religion, and social change.

Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World

Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World

Author: Renzo Derosas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402051906

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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The impact of religion on family and reproduction is one of the most fascinating and complex topics open to scholarly research, but the linkage between family and religion has received no systematic comparative study. This book explores relationships between religion and demography the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The book offers a wealth of descriptive information on family life and fertility in different national and religious settings, and rich conceptual insight.

Survival and Religion

Survival and Religion

Author: Eric Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004005013

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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Considers religion's psychological and social functions, as well as how flexible or rigid religious institutions are in fluctuating biological and social environments. The relationship of culture to biology and society is one of the current frontiers of thought. This book chooses religion, mainly organised religion, as the aspect of culture for a very broad investigation. A fresh revolutionary model which incorporates cultural and religious values is presented, together with a complementary economic interpretation of religion. It examines the types of effect religion has on human society and biology, particularly Christianity, Islam & Buddhism. Special concern on demography where different religions have different impacts. This book examines the types of effect religion has on human society and biology, particularly Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. The relationship of culture to biology and society if one of the current frontier of thought. This book chooses religion as the aspect of culture for a very broad investigation.

Building New Bridges - Bâtir de nouveaux ponts

Building New Bridges - Bâtir de nouveaux ponts

Author: Jeff Keshen

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 9780776615523

Category: History

Page: 300

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Questions of methodology and the use of sources are fundamental to all academic disciplines. In recent years, this topic has become far more challenging as scholars are increasingly adopting an interdisciplinary approach to achieve richer and deeper analyses, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. Building New Bridges / Bâtir de nouveaux ponts is a collection of scholarly papers that deals with the first principles of source identification and their effective utilization. The contributors to the volume come from a wide range of disciplines and represent both French and English Canada. Together, they explore and encourage the interdisciplinarity trend - around which considerable academic trepidation remains - and seek to explain, for example, how historians and those in English or Lettres françaises analyze texts, how scholars approach paintings, photography, and film, and how the study of music relates tempo and lyrics to wider societal trends. They utilize their respective research to elucidate means of effectively employing evidences and methods to achieve richer, deeper, and more nuanced results. As a whole, the collection provides an excellent primer for scholars of methodology.

Religion, Family, and Community in Victorian Canada

Religion, Family, and Community in Victorian Canada

Author: Marguerite Van Die

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773576773

Category: History

Page: 304

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Van Die, a sympathetic and perceptive observer and a gifted and deft interpreter, describes the lives of the Colbys of Carrollcroft - members of Canada's emerging economic elite who were active in the local community, public life, and politics - drawing attention to the links connecting domestic religion and private life, business concerns, and social change in one family's life over three generations.

Households of Faith

Households of Faith

Author: Nancy Christie

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773523308

Category: Religion

Page: 381

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Annotation An examination of the intersection of religious and familial discourse over the course of two centuries. Households of Faith examines a variety of religious traditions with a particular focus on the way in which religious communities define gender identities. The authors explore the boundaries drawn in religious discourse between the private and public, offering a revisionist perspective on the theoretical framework of separate spheres. By analysing gender relations within the matrix of the family, they explore both the conflicts and interdependency of gender roles.

Population Dynamics in Eastern India and Bangladesh

Population Dynamics in Eastern India and Bangladesh

Author: Aparajita Chattopadhyay

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811530456

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

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This book highlights historical and current perspectives on population issues in the Bengali-speaking states of India (i.e., West Bengal, Tripura, Assam) and Bangladesh and explores three core population dynamics: fertility, mortality–morbidity and development. Furthermore, it presents a selection of revealing cases from area-specific micro-studies, mainly conducted in West Bengal and Bangladesh. The book covers various demographic and health issues in these two regions, which are similar in terms of several sociocultural aspects, yet dissimilar in terms of their policies and programs. Adopting an integrated approach that combines various disciplines and perspectives, it explores highly topical issues such as social inequality, religious difference and mental health. The book is intended for a broad readership interested in population studies, sociology and development, including academics, researchers, planners and policymakers.

Demography

Demography

Author: Guillaume J. Wunsch

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780127656601

Category: Social Science

Page: 2976

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This four-volume collection of over 140 original chapters covers virtually everything of interest to demographers, sociologists, and others. Over 100 authors present population subjects in ways that provoke thinking and lead to the creation of new perspectives, not just facts and equations to be memorized. The articles follow a theory-methods-applications approach and so offer a kind of "one-stop shop" that is well suited for students and professors who need non-technical summaries, such as political scientists, public affairs specialists, and others. Unlike shorter handbooks, Demography: Analysis and Synthesis offers a long overdue, thorough treatment of the field. Topics to be covered: * Population Dynamics and the Relationship Between Population Growth and Structure * The Determinants of Fertility * The Determinants of Mortality * The Determinants of Migration * Historical and Geographical Determinants of Population * The Effects of Population on Health, Economics, Culture, and the Environment * Population Policies * Data Collection Methods and Teaching about Population Studies * All chapters share a common format * Each chapter features several cross-references to other chapters * Tables, charts, and other non-text features are widespread * Each chapter contains at least 30 bibliographic citations