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Global population : history, geopolitics, and life on earth, Alison Bashford

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Global population : history, geopolitics, and life on earth
Title
Global population
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history, geopolitics, and life on earth
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Alison Bashford
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eng
Summary
Concern about the size of the world's population did not begin with the "population bomb" in 1968. It arose in the aftermath of World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. The world population problem concerned the fertility of soil as much as the fertility of women, always involving both "earth" and "life." Global Population traces the idea of a world population problem as it evolved from the 1920s through the 1960s. The growth and distribution of the human population over the planet's surface came deeply to shape the characterization of "civilizations" with different standards of living. It forged the very ideas of development, demographically defined three worlds, and, for some, an aspirational "one world." Drawing on international conference transcripts and personal and organizational archives, this book reconstructs the twentieth-century population problem in terms of migration, colonial expansion, globalization, and world food plans. Population was a problem in which international relations and intimate relations were one. Global Population ultimately shows how a geopolitical problem about sovereignty over land morphed into a biopolitical solution, entailing sovereignty over one's person --
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1963-
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Bashford, Alison
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Columbia studies in international and global history
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  • Population
  • Population
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Global population : history, geopolitics, and life on earth, Alison Bashford
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction: Life and earth -- Confined in room : a spatial history of malthusianism -- War and peace : population, territory, and living space -- Density : universes with definite limits -- Migration : world population and the global color line -- Waste lands : sovereignty and the anticolonial history of world population -- Life on earth : ecology and the cosmo-politics of population -- Soil and food : agriculture and the fertility of the earth -- Sex : the geopolitics of birth control -- The species : human difference and global eugenics -- Food and freedom : a new world of plenty? -- Life and death : the biopolitical solution to a geopolitical problem -- Universal rights? Population control and the powers of reproductive freedom -- Conclusion: Population in the space age
Control code
FIEb17512475
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 466 pages
Isbn
9780231147668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)842307430
Label
Global population : history, geopolitics, and life on earth, Alison Bashford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Life and earth -- Confined in room : a spatial history of malthusianism -- War and peace : population, territory, and living space -- Density : universes with definite limits -- Migration : world population and the global color line -- Waste lands : sovereignty and the anticolonial history of world population -- Life on earth : ecology and the cosmo-politics of population -- Soil and food : agriculture and the fertility of the earth -- Sex : the geopolitics of birth control -- The species : human difference and global eugenics -- Food and freedom : a new world of plenty? -- Life and death : the biopolitical solution to a geopolitical problem -- Universal rights? Population control and the powers of reproductive freedom -- Conclusion: Population in the space age
Control code
FIEb17512475
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 466 pages
Isbn
9780231147668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)842307430

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