Book Reviews

Fabian Franz Drixler, Mabiki. Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan : 1660-1950, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2013, XVII+417 p.

Lionel Kesztenbaum  By the same author


Demographers are the first to understand that populations are social constructions, but just how societies invent and control (categorize, etc.) their populations, and above all how these processes change over time, are questions that have not yet been thoroughly answered. The idea (or model) of a near-linear demographic transition involving a shift from natural, uncontrolled fertility (better yet, (…)

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