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Population and Progress in a Yoruba Town

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Population and Progress in a Yoruba Town

Elisha Renne focuses on things associated with the human body -- such as houses, graves, hymens, blood, and bones -- as a concrete means for analyzing new ideas of fertility in an Ekiti Yoruba town in Southwestern Nigeria. By looking at how ideas about childbearing and family size are reassessed by individual and families, and underscoring their connection with local and national policies and programs, Renne argues that progress and fertility cannot be expected to follow a universal trajectory. She finds that local development projects have improved Yoruba life, but that political and economic uncertainty and federal programs have undermined some of those benefits.

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Author(s):
Renne, Elisha P.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0472089838
ISBN-13:
9780472089833
Number of pages:
280
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press

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Population and Progress in a Yoruba Town

Elisha Renne focuses on things associated with the human body -- such as houses, graves, hymens, blood, and bones -- as a concrete means for analyzing new ideas of fertility in an Ekiti Yoruba town in Southwestern Nigeria. By looking at how ideas about childbearing and family size are reassessed by individual and families, and underscoring their connection with local and national policies and programs, Renne argues that progress and fertility cannot be expected to follow a universal trajectory. She finds that local development projects have improved Yoruba life, but that political and economic uncertainty and federal programs have undermined some of those benefits.

Author(s):
Renne, Elisha P.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0472089838
ISBN-13:
9780472089833
Number of pages:
280
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press

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