Disciplining statistics : demography and vital statistics in France and England, 1830-1885 / Libby Schweber

Author(s): Schweber, Libby
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Subjects: Demography--France--History--19th century
Demography--England--History--19th century
France--Statistics, Vital--History--19th century
England--Statistics, Vital--History--19th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
Series: Politics, history, and culture
LC Classification: H, HB
Physical Description: 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2006010426
ISBN: 0822338254 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780822338253 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0822338149 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780822338147 (pbk. : alk. paper)
EAN: 9780822338253
EAN: 9780822338147
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-272) and index
Contents: The struggle for disciplinary recognition: why "invent" a discipline in nineteenth-century France? -- The "invention" of demography, 1853-1855 -- The neglect of demography, 1855-1867 -- The reinvention of demography, 1867-1878 -- The institutionalization of vital statistics in England: how to "secure" a discipline in nineteenth-century England -- The invention of vital statistics, 1830-1837 -- Vital statistics as an instrument of social reform -- The institutionalization of demography in France: how to "secure" a discipline in nineteenth-century France -- Discipline formation at last -- Limits to institutionalization -- The struggle to retain disciplinary recognition: how to "defend" a discipline in nineteenth-century England -- The challenge to vital statistics -- Institutional transformations and the introduction of disciplinary specialization
OCLC Number: 65400414
ISBN/ISSN: 0822338254
9780822338253
0822338149
9780822338147
9780822338253
9780822338147