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Kreager, Philip

Overview
Works: 18 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 818 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Bibliography  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS530, 959.1
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Most widely held works by Philip Kreager
Freedom from fear : and other writings by Aung San Suu Kyi( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Aung San Suu Kyi, human-rights activist and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, was detained in 1989 by SLORC, the ruling military junta. Today, she is newly liberated from six years' house arrest in Rangoon, where she was held as a prisoner of conscience, despite an overwhelming victory by her party in May 1990." "This collection of writings, now revised with substantial new material, including the text of the Nobel Peace Prize speech delivered by her son, reflects Aung San Suu Kyi's greatest hopes and fears for her people and her concern about the need for international cooperation, and gives poignant and humorous reminiscences as well as independent assessments of her role in politics. Containing speeches, letters and interviews, some of which are newly added, these writings give a voice to Burma's 'woman of destiny', who was awarded both the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize."--Jacket
Ageing without children : European and Asian perspectives ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Family planning drop-outs reconsidered : a critical review of research and research findings by Philip Kreager( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traditional adoption practices in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America by Philip Kreager( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actual and De Facto childlessness in East Java : a preliminary analysis by Philip Kreager( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Age-structural dynamics and local models of population ageing in Indonesia by Philip Kreager( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Population in the human sciences. Concepts, models, evidence ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Human Sciences address problems in nature and society that often require coordinated approaches of several scientific disciplines and scholarly research, embracing the social and biological sciences, and history. When we wish, for example, to understand how some sub-populations and not others come to be vulnerable, why a disease spreads in one part of a population and not another, or which gene variants are transmitted across generations, then a remarkable range of disciplinary perspectives need to be brought together, from the study of institutional structures, cultural boundaries, and social networks down to the micro-biology of cellular pathways, and gene expression. The need to explain and address differential impacts of pressing contemporary issues like AIDS, ageing, social and economic inequalities, and environmental change, are well-known cases in point. Population concepts, models, and evidence lie at the core of approaches to all of these problems, if only because accurate differentiation and identification of groups, their structures, constituents, and relations between sub-populations, are necessary to specify their nature and extent. The study of population thus draws both on statistical methodologies of demography and population genetics and sustained observation of the ways in which populations and sub-populations are formed, maintained, or broken up in nature, in the laboratory, and in society. In an era in which research needs to operate on multiple levels, population thinking thus provides a common ground for communication and critical thought across disciplines. This book addresses the need for review and assessment of the framework of interdisciplinary population studies. Limitations to prevailing postwar paradigms like the Evolutionary Synthesis and Demographic Transition were becoming evident by the 1970s
Anthropological considerations for a theory of fertility by Philip Kreager( Book )
2 editions published between 198 and 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The demographic transition : stages, patterns, and economic implications : a longitudinal study of sixty-seven countries covering the period 1720-1984 by Jean-Claude Chesnais( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demographic transition constitutes one of the most fundamental modern historical changes; people live much longer, have fewer children, and experience higher mobility. This book examines the basic mechanisms behind the modernisation of demographic behaviour. The author has marshalled an impressive array of statistical material relating to sixty-seven countries, half of them less developed countries. Most of the tables are time-series, covering many decades and sometimes go back to the nineteenth, and even eighteenth centuries. The whole sweep of western experience is dealt with here impartially. Though technically sophisticated, the book also covers issues of interpretation and analysis. The author puts forward a number of challenging propositions: mortality decrease is shown to necessarily precede fertility and decline, so-called execptions being simply false exceptions. He shows how the decline of fertility is dependent on important and manifold social transformations. The strong connections between international migration and the course of demographic transition are demonstrated, as is the fact that less developed countries are following the same general patterns as MDCs. There is also discussion of why the theory of demographic transition must include the effect of population changes on the economic progress of society
Countries with rapid population growth and resource constraints : issues of food, agriculture, and development by Nikos Alexandratos( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Demographic Transition : Stages, Patterns and Economic Implications by Jean-Claude Chesnais( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ageing without children : European and Asian perspectives on elderly access to support networks ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Demography in situ by Philip Kreager( )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ageing and gender preferences in rural Indonesia by Philip Kreager( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Early modern population theory : a reassessment by Philip Kreager( )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Understanding elderly vulnerability in Indonesia by Philip Kreager( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Demographic regimes as cultural systems by Philip Kreager( )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Actual and de facto childlessness in old age : evidence and implications from East Java, Indonesia by Elisabeth Schröder-Butterfill( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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