Malthus, Thomas R.

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Thomas R., English statistician and clergyman, 1766-1834.
malthusianism - the theory that the world's population will outgrow the food supply.
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But Malthusianism is nothing if not pessimism, and pessimism pervades the green movement, and Weisman rejects it.
Malthusianism applied to the North runs rampant in proslavery thought, but when it came to the South, the racial defense of slavery overrode all other arguments.
Those who believed in Hobbism or Malthusianism readily interpreted Darwin's new perspective as further exemplifying their views.
forced sterilization) and challenging the terms of debate as well as certain logical conventions of Malthusianism.
Marc-Bloch, Strasbourg) outlines key themes including Malthusianism, exceptionalism, and Colbertism.
This filmic overpopulation can be read as a warning against fertility, a lesson from Malthusianism.
21) A new reading of the French demographic singularities, in particular the precocious diffusion of Malthusianism, is also necessary.
Meanwhile, he provided a sustained critique of the ideas and factual (mis)representations that have ruled our field -- malthusianism, social darwinism, environmentalism, govermentalism, imperialism, racism, and patriarchy.
At a theoretical level, economics' blaming of labor, as Brenner shows, results from a seemingly blind adherence to a Malthusianism which perhaps parallels Freud's adherence to the Oedipal myth in that it persists in blaming a symptom as a cause.
Instead, his book concentrates on exploring the various political and economic interests which have found Malthusianism and its subtle contemporary variants useful over the past two centuries.
in order to freeze and reverse these statistical ratios and maintain historic demographic patterns which have ensured Caucasian dominance; tactics which are reminiscent of Malthusianism and social Darwinism.
Thus, the philosophy of love, which might be taken as a threat to the family, gained a social entree within the Trojan horse of family planning; while the presentation of birth control in association with an advocacy of premarital sex prevented the philosophy from being spurned as cold-hearted Malthusianism.