Greenhalgh’s Just One Child recognized by Society for Cultural Anthropology
- September 2, 2009
- Book is one of four titles out of 75 to receive an honorable mention for inaugural Gregory Bateson Book Prize from the Society for Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology professor Susan Greenhalgh’s Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng’s China has received an honorable mention
from the Society for Cultural Anthropology’s inaugural Gregory Bateson Book Prize.
Reviewed positively in both Science and Nature magazines, the book draws on her more than 20 years of research into China's population
politics to explore how a team of Chinese missile scientists convinced the country’s
government to adopt a strict one-child per couple policy as a means for controlling
population growth. She will be recognized for her work at the 2009 American Anthropological
Association annual meeting in Philadelphia this December where she will be leading
a discussion on imperfect international policy translation.