Volume 16 - Article 18 | Pages 555–558

What can anthropological methods contribute to demography - and how?

By Patrick Heady

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Date received:09 Sep 2006
Date published:29 Jun 2007
Word count:1042
Keywords:anthropology, demography, life-cycle rituals


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.

Author's Affiliation

Patrick Heady - Max-Planck-Institut für Ethnologische Forschung, Germany [Email]

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