What can anthropological methods contribute to demography – and how?

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What can anthropological methods contribute to demography – and how?

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Author InfoPatrick Heady (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology) Abstract This reflexion focuses on the connection between anthropological fieldwork, quantification and theory – arguing that anthropologists should not content themselves with locally valid explanations, but should contribute to general theories. The paper originated as part of the “round table discussion” at the Workshop on the Anthropological Demography of Europe, held in September 2005. Download InfoTo download: If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. Information about this may be contained in the File-Format links below. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

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