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Davis, Kingsley 1908-1997

Overview
Works: 230 works in 763 publications in 5 languages and 8,546 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Translator
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Most widely held works by Kingsley Davis
Human society by Kingsley Davis( Book )

107 editions published between 1948 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cities: their origin, growth, and human impact; readings from Scientific American by Kingsley Davis( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social class and stratification : classic statements and theoretical debates by Rhonda F Levine( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together the classic statements on social stratification, this collection offers the most significant contributions to ongoing debates on the nature of race, class, and gender inequality
The population of India and Pakistan by Kingsley Davis( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 1968 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary marriage : comparative perspectives on a changing institution by Amyra Grossbard-Shechtman( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's urban future; selected studies from an international conference sponsored by Kingsley Davis, Richard L. Park [and] Catherine Bauer Wurster. Edited by Roy Turner by Roy Turner( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World urbanization, 1950-1970 by Kingsley Davis( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern American society; readings in the problems of order and change by Kingsley Davis( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 1958 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Below-replacement fertility in industrial societies : causes, consequences, policies by Kingsley Davis( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resources, environment, and population : present knowledge, future options by Kingsley Davis( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California's twenty million; research contributions to population policy by Kingsley Davis( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crowding hemisphere: population change in the Americas by American Academy of Political and Social Science( Book )

6 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World population in transition by American Academy of Political and Social Science( Book )

7 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World urbanization, 1950-1970 by Kingsley Davis( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kingsley Davis : a biography and selections from his writings by David M Heer( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kingsley Davis (1908-1997) was one of the pioneers in social demography, and was particularly identified with the theory of the demographic transition. This holds that the process of industrialization first causes mortality to decline, leading to a substantial rate of population growth and only later causes fertility to fall, leading eventually to the cessation of population growth. Kingsley Davis is especially remembered for his arresting and forceful critique of family-planning programs intended to achieve zero population growth. Before he devoted his major attention to social demography, Davis had distinguished himself through influential articles on the structure of family and kinship, including the topics of jealousy and sexual property, the sociology of prostitution, and illegitimacy. He had an early interest in structural-functional analysis, which resulted in his famous and controversial article on stratification, co-authored with Wilbert Moore, and his equally famous presidential address to the American Sociological Association in 1959. David Heer's biography of Kingsley Davis is based on material contained in the Kingsley Davis Archive at the Hoover Institution Library at Stanford University, the Kingsley Davis graduate file at Harvard University, the interview of Kingsley Davis by Jean van der Tak in Demographic Destinies (1990), and David Heer's personal relationship with Kingsley Davis. The book also contains thirty of the most important writings by Kingsley Davis. These were chosen, in part, for the number of citations received in the Cumulative Social Science Citation Index, and in part to ensure that readers would be able to assess the continuity of Kingsley Davis's ideas at all stages of his career."--Provided by publisher
Family structure in Jamaica; the social context of reproduction by Judith Blake( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future demographic growth of the San Francisco Bay area by Kingsley Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth in the depression by Kingsley Davis( Book )

5 editions published between 1935 and 1938 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A structural analysis of kinship : prolegomena to the sociology of kinship by Kingsley Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 1936 and 1980 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflexiones sobre las instituciones políticas by Kingsley Davis( Book )

9 editions published in 1945 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Kingsley Davis : a biography and selections from his writings
Alternative Names
Davis, Kingsley

Kingsley Davis American sociologist and demographer

Kingsley Davis Amerikaans socioloog (1908-1997)

Kingsley Davis sociologo e demografo statunitense

Kingsley Davis sociologue américain

Kingsley Davis US-amerikanischer Soziologe

كينغسلي ديفيس

デービス, K.

Languages
English (327)

Spanish (46)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Hebrew (1)

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Kingsley Davis : a biography and selections from his writings