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Type Journal Article - Anthropologica
Title Of Temporal Politics and Demographic Anxieties: Young Mothers" in Demographic Predictions and Social Life in Vanuatu"
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Volume 55
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 317-328
URL http://search.proquest.com/openview/c9edeae4901e0f1aad74f336d1c02578/1?pq-origsite=gscholar
Abstract
In this article, I examine demographic predictions and preliminary youth and population policy in concert with young women's experiences during and immediately after pregnancy in Vanuatu, a Pacific Island nation with rapid population growth. I propose that time, in representations of the future and the past as they relate to social and biological reproduction, is a valuable lens for analyzing the interplay between demographic knowledge in development discourse and daily lives of young women. in this way, I add the notion of temporal politics to the social and historical analysis of demography that emphasizes biopolitics and geopolitics.

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