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Uncontained subjects: 'population' and 'household' in remote Aboriginal Australia

Morphy, F


The particular abstractions represented by the terms 'population! and 'household' are central categories in modern demographic analysis. They form the organizing principles of national censuses in Western liberal democracies such as Australia, and profoundly influence both the collection methodology and the content of the collection instrument. This paper argues that these categories are founded on a particular metaphor, the 'bounded container', that broadly reflects the population and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Research 24.2 (2007): 163-184


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