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Population in Perspective, 2nd edition: Introduction

Population in Perspective, 2nd edition: Introduction

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Population in Perspective is a social justice curriculum on the relationship between population, food, the environment and climate change. It offers a new approach to population education. Download the entire text at http://www.populationinperspective.org/
Population in Perspective is a social justice curriculum on the relationship between population, food, the environment and climate change. It offers a new approach to population education. Download the entire text at http://www.populationinperspective.org/

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Produced bythe Population and Development ProgramHampshire CollegeAmherst, Massachusetts
First edition written by Mary Lugton with Phoebe McKinneySecond edition revised and updated by Katie McKay Bryson,Lynda Pickbourn and Betsy Hartmann.
Population in Perspective:
 A Curriculum Resource
 N e w  S e c t i o n  o n  C l i m a t e  C h a n g e !
Second Edition
 
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Population in Perspective: A Curriculum Resourcewww.populationinperspective.org
   C  o  p  y  r   i  g   h   t   P  a  g  e
Population in Perspective: A Curriculum Resource
Produced by the Population and Development Program, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.Written by Mary Lugton with Phoebe McKinney.Second edition revised and updated by Katie McKay Bryson, Lynda Pickbourn and Betsy Hartmann.Climate section written by Katie McKay Bryson with Betsy Hartmann.First Edition © 2004 Population and Development Program of Hampshire College.Second Edition © 2013 Population and Development Program of Hampshire College.ISBN-13: 978-1482023701ISBN-10: 1482023709
Population in Perspective
may be reproduced for educational use only. No reproductions may be sold
for prot. Excerpted or adapted material from this publication must include full citation of the source. To
reproduce for any other purposes, a written request must be submitted to the Population and DevelopmentProgram at Hampshire College, CLPP, Hampshire College, 893 West St., Amherst, MA 01002-3359; or bye-mail at popdev@hampshire.edu.
Project Directors for Second Edition
Betsy Hartmann,
Director 
,
Population and Development Program, Hampshire College
Katie McKay Bryson,
(former)
 
 Assistant Director, Population and Development Program, Hampshire College
 Anne Hendrixson,
 Assistant Director, Population and Development Program, Hampshire College
Designer 
Moira Clingman
Copy Editors
Christopher Setzer Rebecca Clingman
Teacher Reviewers for First Edition
Beth Wohlleb AdelLaila di SilvioDawn FontaineKristen French Ann Hennesey Arlene KowalLinda Levister James Morton
Editorial Review Committeefor First Edition
Rajani Bhatia,
Committee on Women,Population & the Environment 
George Cernada,
University of Massachusetts
Ryn Gluckman,
Hampshire College
Sally Habana-Hafner,
University of Massachusetts
Betsy Hartmann,
Hampshire College
Sangeeta Kamat,
University of Massachusetts
Rizie Kumar,
Rutgers University 
Syd Lindsley,
Committee on Women,Population & the Environment 
Judy Norsigian,
Boston Women’s HealthBook Collective
Joni Seager,
University of Vermont 
 
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Population in Perspective: A Curriculum Resourcewww.populationinperspective.org
 Acknowledgements ....................... vPreface .............................. viiHow to use ..............................
xi
SECTION
1
POPULATION PERSPECTIVESIN CONTEXT
........................ 1
Overview for Teachers
..................... 21:1 Introducing Population................. 3
1:2 Contexualizing Population Trends
....... 13A. Population Growth in
Historical Context
................ 13
B. The State of Population Growth
..... 15C. Population Decline andPopulation Aging ................ 20D. Young Populations................ 24E. Migration ....................... 26F. Urbanization .................... 29
1:3 Inuential Thinking on Population
....... 321:4 Population Policies .................. 36
Teaching Ideas for Section 1
............... 43 Attachment for Section 1 ..................55Notes for Section 1....................... 56
SECTION
2
POPULATION, FOODAND HUNGER
 
..................... 59
Overview for Teachers
.................... 602:1 Introducing Food, Population,and Hunger........................ 612:2 What Is the Relationship betweenPopulation and Hunger?.............. 642:3 Are People Hungry Because
There’s Not Enough Food?
........... 69
2:4 Do Trade and Agriculture Have Anything
to Do with Hunger?.................. 762:5 What Do Politics and PovertyHave to Do with Hunger?............. 81
A. The Politics of Food and Hunger 
..... 81B. Poverty ........................ 83C. Food Distribution................. 86D. Land Ownership and Control........ 87E. Organizing for Land Reform ........ 89F. Food Sovereignty ................ 942:6 Bringing It Home: Hunger in the US ..... 95
Teaching Ideas for Section 2
.............. 101 Attachments for Section 2 ................ 110Notes for Section 2...................... 114
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