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Demography of the Dobe !Kung

Nancy Howell
Format
Book
Published
New York : Aldine de Gruyter, c2000.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
Series
Evolutionary Foundations of Human Behavior
ISBN
020230650X (cloth : alk. paper), 0202306496 (paper : alk. paper), 0202020495
Contents
  • 1 An Overview of the Population Study of a Hunting and Gathering People
  • !Kung as an "Ethnographic Analogy": Problems of Valid Generalization 3
  • Dobe Area 6
  • Duration of the !Kung Adaptation: Refugees or Aborigines? 9
  • Status of the !Kung in the 1960s 16
  • Definition of the Population of the Dobe Area !Kung 17
  • 2 Age Estimation and Age Structure
  • Demographic Techniques of Assessment and Correction of Age Estimates 24
  • Age Structure of the Population 41
  • 3 Causes of Sickness and Death
  • Sanitary Conditions and Customs That Affect Mortality 48
  • Social Costs of Morbidity and Mortality 51
  • Occupational Hazards of the Hunting and Gathering Way of Life 54
  • Interpersonal Violence, Homicide, and Suicide 59
  • Infectious and Communicable Diseases 62
  • Degenerative Disease 66
  • Causes of Death in Comparative Perspective 68
  • 4 Measurement of Mortality
  • Conceptual Framework of Life-Table Analysis 73
  • Model Life Tables 75
  • !Kung Mortality 80
  • 5 Simulating Mortality
  • Universe of !Kung-like Populations 100
  • Simulating !Kung-like Populations 101
  • Life-Table Indicators of Mortality 104
  • AMBUSH Perspectives on Assessment of the !Kung Mortality Data 114
  • 6 An Overview of !Kung Women's Fertility: Completed Reproductive Careers
  • Measurement of Fertility 122
  • Production of Live Births 123
  • Entrance into the Childbearing Population: Age at First Birth 128
  • Birth Intervals and Their Evidence for Fertility Limitation 133
  • Causes of Low Parity 135
  • 7 Fertility Performance, 1963-1973
  • Age Patterns of Current Fertility 138
  • Numbers of Children Born Per Woman 145
  • Length of Birth Intervals 146
  • Summary of Fertility Performance, 1963-1973 151
  • 8 !Kung Fertility Performance in Comparative Perspective
  • Comparison Populations 153
  • Parity Progression Ratios 156
  • Age-Specific Marital Fertility Rates and Patterns 158
  • Declining Fertility with Age 160
  • Duration of the Reproductive Span and the Length of Birth Intervals 162
  • !Kung and the Hutterites: Accounting for the Differences 165
  • 9 Primary and Secondary Sterility: Normal and Pathological Causes
  • Primary Sterility 167
  • Secondary Sterility 181
  • Costs of Venereal Disease to the !Kung 185
  • 10 Fatness and Pertility
  • Frisch's Critical Fatness Hypothesis 190
  • Application to the !Kung 192
  • Status of the Critical Fatness Hypothesis 210
  • 11 Population Size, Growth Rates, and the Age Distribution: Simulations of Fertility and Mortality
  • Population Growth in the !Kung Population 213
  • AMBUSH Simulations of Population Size and Growth 216
  • Assessing Errors in Age Estimation 223
  • Inadequacies of This Simple Simulation 225
  • 12 Marriage and Remarriage Among the !Kung
  • Prohibited Spouses 228
  • Preferential Criteria for Selection of Spouses, and the "Marriage Market" 229
  • Marital and Non-Marital Sexual Behavior 231
  • Legitimacy and Custody of Children 232
  • Marital Status of Adults in 1968 233
  • "Two-Sex Problem" in Marriage 247
  • Marriage Success Rates for Men and Women 248
  • Sources of Recent Change in Marriage 252
  • 13 Fertility Performance of !Kung Men
  • Growth and Development of !Kung Men 253
  • Age at First Marriage 258
  • Men's Age-Specific Fertility Rates 261
  • Men's Fertility by Age and Age of Wife 265
  • Differential Success 267
  • Men's Parity Distributions 269
  • Population Growth as Measured Through the Male Generation 273
  • 14 Simulation of Fertility within Marriage
  • AMBUSH Method for Generating Marriages 278
  • AMBUSH Method for Generating Births for Marriages 281
  • Viability of the Simulated Populations 286
  • Age Distribution 286
  • Marital Status in the Simulated Populations 288
  • Fertility Performance in the Simulated Populations 291
  • Parity of Newborns and Generational Growth 299
  • A Review and Overview of the- Simulations 303
  • 15 Social Structural Implications of Demographic Parameters: Kinship Ties and Kinship Groups
  • Cultural Definitions of Kinship 306
  • Variability in Kin Ties 307
  • Total Inventory of Kin 322
  • Households and Kinship Groups 324
  • Number of Simultaneously Living Generations 328
  • Kinship Relations as Resources 329
  • Early Social Prominence of Women 329
  • Kinship and Demography: Review and Overview 330
  • 16 Genetic Implications of !Kung Demography
  • Demographic Facts of !Kung Women's Lives 334
  • Demographic Facts of Genetic Transmission: Men's Rates 338
  • Opportunity for Natural Selection 340
  • Microevolution on the Allelic Level 346
  • Distribution of Number of Allelic Copies Transmitted per Parent 348
  • Changes in the Allelic Proportions per Generation: Microevolution 350
  • Population Size, Isolation, and Random Drift 355
  • Implications of !Kung Demography for Genetic Transmission: Review and Overview 358
  • 17 History and Future of the Dobe !Kung Population
  • Return to Dobe 362
  • Population Trends: 1968
  • 2000 371
  • Dobe in the 1970s 372
  • Dobe in the 1980s 375
  • Dobe in the 1990s 376
  • Summary of Trends in Population Parameters over Time 377.
Description
xxii, 412 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-395) and index.
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Conceptual Framework of Life-Table Analysis g| 73 -- t| Model Life Tables g| 75 -- t| !Kung Mortality g| 80 -- g| 5 t| Simulating Mortality -- t| Universe of !Kung-like Populations g| 100 -- t| Simulating !Kung-like Populations g| 101 -- t| Life-Table Indicators of Mortality g| 104 -- t| AMBUSH Perspectives on Assessment of the !Kung Mortality Data g| 114 -- g| 6 t| An Overview of !Kung Women's Fertility: Completed Reproductive Careers -- t| Measurement of Fertility g| 122 -- t| Production of Live Births g| 123 -- t| Entrance into the Childbearing Population: Age at First Birth g| 128 -- t| Birth Intervals and Their Evidence for Fertility Limitation g| 133 -- t| Causes of Low Parity g| 135 -- g| 7 t| Fertility Performance, 1963-1973 -- t| Age Patterns of Current Fertility g| 138 -- t| Numbers of Children Born Per Woman g| 145 -- t| Length of Birth Intervals g| 146 -- t| Summary of Fertility Performance, 1963-1973 g| 151 -- g| 8 t| !Kung Fertility Performance in Comparative Perspective -- t| Comparison Populations g| 153 -- t| Parity Progression Ratios g| 156 -- t| Age-Specific Marital Fertility Rates and Patterns g| 158 -- t| Declining Fertility with Age g| 160 -- t| Duration of the Reproductive Span and the Length of Birth Intervals g| 162 -- t| !Kung and the Hutterites: Accounting for the Differences g| 165 -- g| 9 t| Primary and Secondary Sterility: Normal and Pathological Causes -- t| Primary Sterility g| 167 -- t| Secondary Sterility g| 181 -- t| Costs of Venereal Disease to the !Kung g| 185 -- g| 10 t| Fatness and Pertility -- t| Frisch's Critical Fatness Hypothesis g| 190 -- t| Application to the !Kung g| 192 -- t| Status of the Critical Fatness Hypothesis g| 210 -- g| 11 t| Population Size, Growth Rates, and the Age Distribution: Simulations of Fertility and Mortality -- t| Population Growth in the !Kung Population g| 213 -- t| AMBUSH Simulations of Population Size and Growth g| 216 -- t| Assessing Errors in Age Estimation g| 223 -- t| Inadequacies of This Simple Simulation g| 225 -- g| 12 t| Marriage and Remarriage Among the !Kung -- t| Prohibited Spouses g| 228 -- t| Preferential Criteria for Selection of Spouses, and the "Marriage Market" g| 229 -- t| Marital and Non-Marital Sexual Behavior g| 231 -- t| Legitimacy and Custody of Children g| 232 -- t| Marital Status of Adults in 1968 g| 233 -- t| "Two-Sex Problem" in Marriage g| 247 -- t| Marriage Success Rates for Men and Women g| 248 -- t| Sources of Recent Change in Marriage g| 252 -- g| 13 t| Fertility Performance of !Kung Men -- t| Growth and Development of !Kung Men g| 253 -- t| Age at First Marriage g| 258 -- t| Men's Age-Specific Fertility Rates g| 261 -- t| Men's Fertility by Age and Age of Wife g| 265 -- t| Differential Success g| 267 -- t| Men's Parity Distributions g| 269 -- t| Population Growth as Measured Through the Male Generation g| 273 -- g| 14 t| Simulation of Fertility within Marriage -- t| AMBUSH Method for Generating Marriages g| 278 -- t| AMBUSH Method for 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