Subject Area: Population Studies

Afro- American Ancestors and the Nation They Constructed
2015 1-4955-0325-9
This multidisciplinary study reconstructs nineteenth-century Mexican history from a close examination of its colonial genocidal actions against tens-of-thousands of Africans and African offspring in New Spain. This work establishes and reinserts the importance of the African element to the advancements of postcolonial Mexican history.

Americanisation and the Transformation of World Cultures Melting Pot or Cultural Chernobyl?
1996 0-7734-8811-1
Essays include: Encountering America: Altered States (Phil Melling and Jon Roper); Powerful Transformations: Crevecoeur and the Emergence of Disciplinary Society (Timothy Conley); Asian Encounters with American Culture (B.K. Shrivastava); Americanisation: The Italian Case, 1938-1954 (David Forgacs); Rap and Hip Hop in France: The Americanisation of Popular Music in Europe (André J. M. Prévos); "Our Land on Foreign Soil" : The Iconography of American War Cemeteries in Western Europe (Ron Robin); Postwar Japanese Graphic Design: An Americanisation of Culture? (Jennifer Spoon); America on Record: Recorded Sound as an Agent of Americanisation (André Millard); Looks, Linguistics and Laughs: the Midatlantic Hybrid of Humour (Paul Wells); American TV Docudrama and the Americanisation of Popular Consciousness: a Case Study of Holocaust and Playing for Time (Albert Auster); Shooting Oneself in the Foot? Multiculturalists, Diversity and the Scapegoat Mechanism (Pierre Guerlain); The Fundamentalist Imagination in the New World Order (Phil Melling)

Analysis of the Position and Status of Sound Ratio in Contemporary Society
2000 0-7734-7540-0
Traces the process of specularization, whereby the hegemonies of state, church, patriarchy and the mass media have attempted to marginalize the role of sound in contemporary society. In a much under-researched file, this study contributes to an inter-disciplinary understanding of sound’s unique characteristics and how, in an often oppositional climate, in maintains its status as a vital communicative and artistic tool.

Band Mobility and Leadership Among the Western Toba Hunter-Gatherers of Gran Chaco in Argentina
2002 0-7734-7080-8


Blacks in Central America by Santiago Valencia Chalá
2006 0-7734-5762-3
The book Blacks in Central America, written in Spanish by Santiago Valencia Chalá and edited and translated into English by Dr. Niza Fabre, further validates and authenticates the history of the African presence in the Caribbean and Central America. This eight-chapter book is a sketch of the history of Africans in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and their national identities referred to as Garifuna culture.

The centrality of a spiritual life in the cosmology of the Garifuna is well-documented in the second chapter. Bypassing the traditional belief system of a monotheistic God as defined by the Roman Catholic religion, the Garifunas embraced the dualistic concepts of African and Indian rites of ascension into the state of deification. The division of the human soul into three parts, Anigi (animal spirit), Luani (soul) and Afurugu (supernatural) allow the individual’s final journey to its resting place.

The other chapters include a thumbnail historical and contemporary portrayal of blacks in Central America and other Caribbean countries.

The introduction of the book is an overview of the cosmology and the history of Africans in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, from early 16th century until the first decade of the 21st century. The cosmology of the Afro-Ecuadorians presented in the introduction underlines the spirits and apparitions as leading forces in the rural life of Ecuador in general.

This book adds to the voluminous interdisciplinary work of the centrality of Africa within Latin America.

Census of Ireland 1821-1911 General Reports and Extracts: Volume 1
1998 0-7734-8453-1
Volume 1: Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911 Census of Ireland: 1821 (1823) Census of Ireland: 1831 (1833) Census of Ireland: 1841 (1843) Wilde, W. R. Report Upon the Tables of Death (1843) Census of Ireland: 1851 (1853) Volume 2: Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911 Census of Ireland: 1861 (1864) Census of Ireland: 1871 (1876) Census of Ireland: 1881 (1882) Volume 3: Census of Ireland: 1891 (1892) Census of Ireland: 1901 (1901) Census of Ireland: 1911 (1913)

Census of Ireland 1821-1911 General Reports and Extracts: Volume 2
1998 0-7734-8455-8


Census of Ireland 1821-1911 General Reports and Extracts: Volume 3
1998 0-7734-8300-4
Volume 1: Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911 Census of Ireland: 1821 (1823) Census of Ireland: 1831 (1833) Census of Ireland: 1841 (1843) Wilde, W. R. Report Upon the Tables of Death (1843) Census of Ireland: 1851 (1853) Volume 2: Introduction. A Great Statistical Operation: The Census in Victorian Ireland 1821-1911 Census of Ireland: 1861 (1864) Census of Ireland: 1871 (1876) Census of Ireland: 1881 (1882) Volume 3: Census of Ireland: 1891 (1892) Census of Ireland: 1901 (1901) Census of Ireland: 1911 (1913)

Class Mobility Trends in Israeli Society, 1974-1991
2004 0-7734-6389-5
This book engages in the ongoing debate concerning the consequences of the industrialization process for social mobility. At the heart of this debate is the ‘liberal thesis’ which states that the industrialization process brings about not only more opportunity for social mobility, but also more equality of opportunity while social selection processes become more meritocratic. The social context for this study is Israeli society.

Commentary on Malthus’ 1798 Essay on Population as Social Theory
2001 0-7734-7669-5
This commentary attempts to tie the interpretation closely to the original Essay rather than to the political charged reactions to that essay. Rather than a simplistic projection of future population growth and inevitable collapse, the Essay is a far subtler social theory of the relationships between sociocultural systems and their environments. The work includes commentary and criticism of Malthus’ methodology, the materialist, evolutionary, and functional elements of his theory, as well as the application of his theory to understanding the nature of welfare programs and possibilities for social progress. Includes a reprint of the original essay by Malthus.

Defining Indigeneity in the Twenty-First Century: A Case Study of the Frisians
2004 0-7734-6505-7


Development of the Croatian Nation
2006 0-7734-5791-7
This study examines the processes of social change that characterize the (re)formation of the nation. It argues that such processes can only be identified through the examination of the interplay between social structure, culture and agency in a specific period of time. Through the exploration of the basic assumptions of Social Realist Theory, a methodological framework is constructed for the analysis of the morphogenesis of the nation.

Discrimination Among Oppressed Populations
2003 0-7734-6817-X
This study will give readers new insight into skin color as a crux of Western discrimination including America and its non-white citizenry. That insight will characterize a seldom-discussed aspect of discrimination by analyzing its perpetration between and among African, Asian, Hispanic, native, feminist, and gay/lesbian Americans. It goes beyond the usual black/white dichotomy to examine the secret taboos of previously oppressed populations, and address the aftermath of colonization in the ways in which dark-skinned American – regardless of race – are perceived.

Essay on the Demographic Imperative. Non-Linear Theory of the Growth of Humankind
1999 0-7734-3258-2
Of all global problems world population growth is the most significant. The growth of the number of people expresses the sum outcome of all economic, social and cultural activities that comprise human history. For a phenomenological description of the global demographic process the author developed an original non-linear mathematical model for explanation of the global demographic process.

Female Autonomy, Family Decision Making, and Demographic Behavior in Africa
1999 0-7734-7981-3
This volume presents an important, in-depth study that addresses multiple links between reproduction, women’s status, and the family. The original research, conducted as the Ghana Female Autonomy Micro Study, was designed to collect information about the nature of spousal relations and the extent to which changes in the position of women affect demographic change in Ghana.

Frontiers of European Culture
1996 0-7734-8925-8
This study demonstrates how an interdisciplinary enterprise, sensitive to the problem of crossing intellectual boundaries, enhances our appreciation of those frontiers which separate one collectivity from another. The book illuminates problems of us and them at a time when increasing scholarly interest in the process of globalization is making necessary deeper consideration of attitudes towards traditional divisions.

Galatian Language A Comprehensive Survey of the Language of the Ancient Celts in Greco-Roman Asia Minor
2001 0-7734-7480-3
The Celtic language of Galatian is a unique example of a language which migrated into the heart of the Greco-Roman world during classical times and there survived for centuries. This study collects and analyses for the first time the entire corpus of the Galatian language, using inscriptions, papyri, and references in the classical authors. The study also explores the linguistic viability of Galatian in ancient Asia Minor and the relation of Galatian to the Celtic languages of western Europe.

Guide to Resources in Ethnic Studies on Minority Populations
2001 0-7734-7617-2
The purpose of this book is to provide information about resources currently available on ethnic minority populations. These resources include libraries and archival resources, popular media, colleges and universities, special programs, special centers, publishers, government programs, and journals. Populations include African-Americans, Asian-Americans; Hawaii and American Samoa; Hispanic-Americans; and Native Americans.

Homeland Conceptions and Ethnic Integration Among Kazakhstan’s Germans and Koreans
2004 0-7734-6311-9
Through comparative analysis of the reactions of Kazakhstan’s Germans and Koreans to the emergence of an independent Republic of Kazakhstan, this book enhances understanding of firstly, the conflicting dynamics of socio-political integration in post-Soviet space; secondly the role played by “kin-states” in the creation or negation of “return myths,”; and thirdly, the significance of small-scale homelands in the process of de-and re-territorializing identity. The analysis in this study combines library/archival research with survey and interview data from the late independence period (1996-2002) in an effort to elucidate the interactive nature of place, power, and identity.

How Tasmanian Aboriginals Have Been Portrayed by White Australians: A History of Racial and Cultural Delegitimization and the Case of Truganni's Necklace
2014 0-7734-4320-7
The book traces how Tasmanian Aboriginal people were represented in the past and the political exploitation of their resistance to British settler onslaught as a means to negate their claims for recognition as traditional owners of Tasmania.
Contribution to Scholarship: A new look at how one of the most influential portrayals of Tasmanian Aboriginal people, the one put forward in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, has changed from simply reflecting an academic idea to becoming pro-active in presenting contemporary images : a change that began when the museum employed an Aboriginal curator to manage its collection.


Indian Ethnogenesis: Social and Cultural History of Antiquity
2001 0-7734-3216-7
Sharp controversy still exists concerning the origins of the peoples of India. This book draws upon extensive research, applying a unique technique of linguistic analysis. The author also compares and establishes close links between India’s two national heritages – the material one, based on most recent archeological discoveries by scholars from America, Britain, France, India, and Russia, and also the cultural legacy involving reference to various masterpieces of world literature. References are also made to the antique tradition during Alexander the Great’s campaign, Aristobulus, Diodorus Siculus, Nearchus, Plutarch, Ptolemy, Strabo, and others. The author expertly examines the art of various civilizations, dynasties and periods; as well as folklore and ritual. This book, the result of 45 years of work, will interest Indologists, Orientalists, philologists, and literary scholars, as well as those interested in the interaction among cultures, philosophies and religions. This book is in Russian.

Interdependency Model of Homelessness. The Dynamics of Social Disintegration
1998 0-7734-8288-1
This is the first truly national empirical study of homelessness in the United States. It is based on an analysis of variations in the size of homeless populations among the 3,141 counties of the nation. It contains one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of the literature on homelessness available. It integrates both epidemiological and policy variables in testing a range of theories concerning homelessness. Its conceptual framework, the underlying 'interdependency model', is both unique and comprehensive in its integration of diverse perspectives.

Maori: A History of the Earliest Inhabitants of New Zealand
2010 0-7734-3905-4
This is a translation from the original Italian of the work of Dom Felice Vaggioli, an Italian Benedictine monk sent by his Order in 1879 to New Zealand. A Papal directive in 1883 asking missionaries to gather artifacts and information concerning indigenous peoples prompted and encouraged Vaggioli to extend and deepen his earlier studies of New Zealand. This text examines Maori life, customs and arts, as described in Vaggioli’s detailed, appreciative and yet frank appraisal, colored by his own world view.

Migration, Asylum, and Refugees in Turkey: Studies in the Control of Population at the Southeastern Borders of the Eu
2014 0-7734-0046-X
“Its scope, comprehensiveness and clarity make this book specifically useful for a wide range of readers including students, scholars, advocates and practitioners who want to learn Turkey’s asylum and migration system within both its legal and practical dimensions…The book is relevant in putting forth Turkey-EU partnership in migration control for consideration and hence in evaluating Turkey as an indispensable actor for the amelioration of the EU migration / asylum system.”
-Dr. Nuray Eksi,
Yeditepe University,Istanbul, Turkey




Namibian Herero a History of Their Psychological Disintegration and Survival
1985 0-88946-176-7
Poewe draws a disturbing picture of a Herero society that is radically unbalanced but driven by an indomitable will to survive. Her case material and oral histories are "frightening yet fascinating." - World Development

New Perspective on Race and Color Research on an Outer Vs. Inner Orientation to Anti-Black Dispositions
1997 0-7734-8440-X
This book presents a new perspective on race and color by introducing a new approach to research on the subject. It explores the thesis that in regard to the Black race and race-related colors and concepts in American society, Outer- vs. Inner-oriented Caucasians may carry different fear and evaluative associative thought patterns, may have different connotative meanings for race and race-related colors and concepts, may show fear differently in terms of projections and level of fear when the Black race is a factor in regard to power and intimacy. The book explores the symbolic link between anti-black dispositions and fear of, as well as evaluative attributions about, the nature of the Unconscious.

Oral History and Literature of the Wolof People of Waalo, Northern Senegal the Master of the Word (griot) in the Wolof Tradition
1995 0-7734-9031-0
This work (which springs from Senegalese and African oral cultures and traditions, and is the work of an observer and writer from within Wolof culture) provides new insights to the fields of oral and comparative literature. The epic tale contained in the manuscript, (The Epic Tale of the Waalo Kingdom) was collected in the town of Rosso-Sénégal from the griot Sèq Ñan (and the performance was recorded on videotape). Notes to the performance text treat various details relating to Wolof culture and history. The historic and mythic aspects are compared to other oral cultures, drawing from theories derived from ancient Indo-European (Gilgamesh), medieval European (the chanson de geste, Beowulf), classical European (Homer), Arabic and oriental (the Arabic Hilaliya folk tradition). Specialists and experts of Islamic studies will also find this book useful as there is a detailed study of Islam in Senegal and West Africa: the advent of Islam through trade and commercial exchanges between North Africa and Africa south of the Sahara desert; the mixing of Semitic, Islamic an Arabic motifs and inscriptions (the Old Testament, the flood myth, Genesis, the Qur'an) with indigenous African traditional beliefs, religions, and lore. A second oral text collected from Sèq Ñan, a genealogy of the rulers of Waalo, is provided in Wolof and English in an appendix, along with a Wolof text of the genealogy written in Arabic characters. There is also an interview (concerning the transmission of traditional knowledge) with the blind Wolof griot Ancumbu Caam and his son Magate Caam.

Philosophical Essays on the Ideas of a Good Society
1988 0-88946-102-3
Essays arising from the first International Conference on Social Philosophy, which addressed some of the most important issues facing humankind at the end of the 20th century: justice; freedom; power; equality; privacy; conscience vs. law; technology and changing values; population; business ethics; nuclear war; violence; terrorism; and peace. Social Philosophy Today No.1

Proposing a New Scientific Method and Biosocial Theory to Explain Western Society
1998 0-7734-8310-1
Creates solid conceptual ground for a new start in biosocial theory because its method draws on two major episodes in the discovery of general theory: a method of comparison and classification, practiced explicitly in the Daltonian episode and tacitly in the Newtonian. The result, 'Compositional Theory', is used to interpret Western history and our present situation. The book raises timely issues not only for the philosophy of science and social science, but also for anyone concerned about the current ordeal of the modern outlook.

Prosopographical Study of the Ancient Persians Royal and Noble C. 550-450 B. C.
1993 0-7734-9372-7
During the first century of the Achaemenid Empire the royal family and nobles, often related by marriage, controlled the political and military positions in the elaborate imperial structure. This monograph, based largely upon the ancient Greek texts that provide patronymics and familial connections, analyzes the personal relations of 317 royal and noble men, women, and children. A brief historical sketch is provided for each, accompanied by references to the ancient Greek and Latin sources, and a limited number of ancient Persian sources, to provide extensive notations for further research. The Greek and Latin sources are analyzed for their historical merit. Kingship is explored in detail. Study of the women and children of the royal harem includes issues of marriage, eunuchs, concubines, and pederasty. Both the political and military roles of the young men are analyzed. Prosopographical problems are also addressed.

Resilient Families of Ethiopia: Population Dynamics in a Society in Crisis
2014 0-7734-0062-1
An excellent scientific review of major medical, public health, and demographic peer-reviewed essays. Topical organization of chapters facilitates the identification of the papers of greatest substantive interest. The writing inspires both the scholar and the less technically-oriented reader to draw lessons on population demographics that will be an asset for those stakeholders and future policy-makers trying to increase human capital, promote social and economic development, and enhance family well-being in Ethiopia.

Rural Elderly in America
1999 0-7734-8186-9
Focus of this book is with the rural aged, nationally and internationally. This group is thought to, because of age and place, 'lag behind' in a modernizing or modern society, causing them to be ignored in social scientific literature. The book builds a foundation of knowledge about a population which relatively little is known. In addition the information about the elderly will serve as a test of a major thesis in sociology and anthropology concerning the adaptation of groups to social change.

Social History of the Bakwena and Peoples of the Kalahari of Southern Africa, 19th Century
2000 0-7734-7839-6
This volume is a pre-colonial economic history drawn from field research that benefits from the debates within southern African history arising from the literatures of dependency, peasantization, and articulation of the 1980s and from the more recent critique by the social and cultural historians of the 1990s. It is an excavation of historical knowledge and production undertaken two decades after the initial fieldwork and theoretical readings that inform this study, and is thus not only an exemplar of the intellectual debates of the 1970s, but an important critique of that period and its projects and a reminder of the distinction among varieties of history that emanate from their historical and social locations.

Socialization, Land, and Citizenship Among Aboriginal Australians: Reconciling Indigenous and Western Forms of Education
2005 0-7734-5935-9
Culturally appropriate education for people of Indigenous descent is not a privilege; it is a fundamental right. Such an education is also a powerful resource for all educators and all cultures. This book explores Indigenous Australian education, particularly over the last thirty years. The major objective is to examine issues of education and pedagogy and to suggest forms of reconciliation between the dominant Western education and Indigenous forms of education. The work is grounded in an ethnographic case study and wide-ranging interaction and consultation with Indigenous Australians. The provision of the most appropriate education for Indigenous students is extraordinarily complex and presents an enormous challenge to educators, in Australia and elsewhere. The implications are profound; continued ignorance and arrogance from the dominant cultures will lead to even greater resentment, social alienation, poverty and divisiveness. The book explores these issues and concerns in both the broad historical, and more particular localized sense, each informing the other.

Society, Religion and Culture in Seventeenth-Century Nottinghamshire
2005 0-7734-6045-4
Early Modern Nottinghamshire was a vibrant county, and within its borders men and women were at the heart of the nation’s culture, religion and politics. Nottinghamshire people created credit networks to support each other’s economic activity and protested at non-parliamentary taxation in the 1630s. While some of the county’s ministers discussed the nature of the Church of England at the beginning of the seventeenth century, a few decades later county men and women took advantage of the fall of the Church in the mid-seventeenth century, building upon the traditions of their fellow countrymen and women who had left the county for the United Provinces and America earlier in the century. Nottinghamshire’s aristocracy and gentry were at the centre of the nation’s cultural world, as authors and playwrights themselves and as spectators and consumers of the written and performed works of some of the greatest names in English literature. The county had its darker side, too, with the courts dealing with cases of theft, slander and infanticide. There were others, too, men and women who practised healing and divinations, leaving themselves open to accusations of witchcraft. The essays in this book deal with the wide range of Nottinghamshire people who contributed to the history and culture of this very central Midlands county.

Sociological Portrait of the Homeless Population in a Moderate Sized City: Macon, Georgia
1995 0-7734-9090-6
Topics include demographic characteristics, causes of homelessness, health and illness, the gap between the income of the homeless and the cost of low-income housing, kinship and friendship networks, crime and victimization patterns, and policy alternatives. These topics are examined in relation to the findings from studies which have focused on homelessness in major metropolitan areas. This study is based on a sample of 100 homeless people.

State of Dermatoglyphics - The Science of Finger and Palm Prints
2000 0-7734-7636-9
A hereditary polydactyl in a mouse provides an opportunity to study the effects of this malformation on the surrounding morphological structures and, specifically, on the volar pads, i.e., the sites over which the dermatoglyphic patterns develop. In view of the similarities in the morphology and fetal development of human and mouse hands/feet, the present study is relevant to human subjects, particularly to the understanding of the significance of dermatoglyphic variations in individuals with specific medical disorders. International contributors from Canada, Croatia, Cuba, India, Italy, Japan, Mongolia, Portugal, Spain, the United States, and Venezuela expand dermatoglyphic knowledge into areas of gene marker determination and populational analysis.

Struggle for ‘Community’ in a British Multi-Ethnic Inner-City Area
2002 0-7734-7042-5
It is a valuable contribution to current sociological debate, seeking to interrogate and resurrect in a theoretically viable way the concept of community. Theoretically the book advances a distinctive conceptualization of community through a wide-ranging encounter with contemporary debates in sociological theory.

Swahili Culture. Vol. 1
2005 0-7734-6193-0
This two-volume book (each volume sold seperately) is a series of essays on the culture of the people who live on the east coast of Africa between the border of Somalia in the north and the Mozambique border in the south. The term ‘culture’ is to be taken in the widest sense. It includes ways of earning a livelihood, pastimes, sailing and other occupations as well as religion. Obviously not all aspects of culture could be represented in this work, which is the fruit of a lifetime of study. Every chapter in this work is the fruit of the author's own investigation of the East African coastal culture. Students of African Studies and advanced anthropology who read these essays will benefit from this work.

Swahili Culture. Vol. 2
2005 0-7734-6109-4
This two-volume book (each volume sold seperately) is a series of essays on the culture of the people who live on the east coast of Africa between the border of Somalia in the north and the Mozambique border in the south. The term ‘culture’ is to be taken in the widest sense. It includes ways of earning a livelihood, pastimes, sailing and other occupations as well as religion. Obviously not all aspects of culture could be represented in this work, which is the fruit of a lifetime of study. Every chapter in this work is the fruit of my own investigation of the East African coastal culture. Students of advanced anthropology might also, read these essays will benefit from this work.

Textual Analysis of American Government Reports on Aging
2001 0-7734-7413-7
This study demonstrates a textual approach to analyzing policy documents, to establish a method of study applicable to any social policy documents. This method will be analytically adequate to this kind of material and of critical interest both from the standpoint of substantive policy areas (here, policy on aging and 'the aged') and the broader standpoints of democratic practice, social stratification and the emancipatory possibilities of social theory. This study will interest policy analysts, critical discourse analysts, sociologists (especially those interested in language and social reality construction) and, due to the subject-matter, social gerontologists.


Value Retention among Young Creoles. Attitudes and Commitment of Contemporary Youth
1989 0-88946-634-3
A case history of a Creole people's efforts to establish an identity of their own, to transmit to successive generations the values and attitudes deemed important to the group, and to give their youth - some of whom were labeled "colored" in the Deep South - feelings of belongingness and status. The study concerns a mixed-blood Creole population descended from one couple; the study-population's time-span parallels that of the American nation.

White Slave Owners Breeding and Selectively Breeding themselves with their Black Female Slaves and Girls. Why Black Americans are Not Descendants of Africans or African Slaves
2014 0-7734-4487-4
Contrary to prior scientific and popular belief over slavery, this book explicitly and unequivocally demonstrates that the majority of Black Americans of the 20th and 21st Centuries do not have African slave heritage history. These descendants are neither Black Americans nor African Americans, but White because of their paternal ancestry as a result of the selective breeding practices of White slave owners with their Black female slaves.