Book

Demography of the Dobe !Kung

Academic PressNew York • Published In 1979 • Pages: 22, 389

By: Howell, Nancy.

Abstract
This source is a thorough study of the demography of the !Kung of the Dobe area of Botswana. A lengthy discussion of demographic theory and method is included along with the demographic facts. Topics covered include mortality, fertility, marriage and divorce. The fertility of the Dobe !Kung is found to be surprisingly low. Fertility is then analyzed comparatively, and in terms of women's and men's fertility rates. In addition, three chapters are devoted to the analysis of computer simulations of the Dobe population. Finally, the genetic implications of Dobe !Kung demography are considered, before the source concluded with demographic predictions for the future. Included in this work are over 100 figures, and many photos. In general, this piece is very thorough in its treatment of !Kung demography. There is, however, much more theoretical and methodological discussion than there is relevant data.
Subjects
Birth statistics
Morbidity
Mortality
Conception
Theoretical orientation in research and its results
Organization and analysis of results of research
Acculturation and culture contact
culture
San
HRAF PubDate
2005
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Southern Africa
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Sociologist-5
Analyst
Christopher Latham
Coverage Date
1963-1973
Coverage Place
Dobe area, Botswana
Notes
Nancy Howell
General demographic theory and method is indexed for Theoretical Orientation (121). Actual statistical applications and models, along with detailed discussions of these, are indexed for Organization and Analysis of Results of Research (128).
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-375)
LCCN
79010147
LCSH
San (African people)