Professor G. William Skinner of the University of Washington was a major theorist of family systems and of spatial social science. Professor Skinner's maps are products of his "lifelong interest in the spatial distribution of social variables." His maps document subjects such as agrarian China, 19th century France, and Japan. Some of the variables he was most interested in included agricultural wages, fertility rates, and the sex ratio in various regions. This remarkable digital collection from the University of Washington Libraries brings together all 1200 maps from the Skinner Collection. Visitors can browse the maps by country and region, subject, or theme. The site also includes several documents by Professor Skinner on his work dealing with hierarchical regional space and a complete list of all the publications related to this work.


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