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Myths at Work
During the last two decades there have been profound changes in the organization of work. Myths at Work explores these changes, critically examining and challenging some of the central frameworksExpand
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Can depression, anxiety and somatization be understood as appeasement displays?
BACKGROUND No satisfactory basis in normal function characterizes major depression and its co-morbid disorders. Yet these may represent maladaptive expression of adaptive communicational statesExpand
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Territory, Rank and Mental Health: The History of an Idea
We trace the development of ideas about the relation of mood to social rank and territory. We suggest that elevated mood enabled a person to rise in rank and cope with the increased activities andExpand
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Science, culture and society : understanding science in the twenty-first century
List of Boxes. List of Illustrations. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part I -- Language, Art and Science. 1. Paolozzi and Faraday: Science and Art. Part II Doing Science. 2. In the Laboratory. 3.Expand
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Incest Avoidance and Familial Bonding
  • M. Erickson
  • History
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
  • 1 October 1989
It is hypothesized that social bonding in early life canalizes attachment behavior in childhood and, later, incest avoidance and preferential altruism (kin selection). This process--here calledExpand
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Network as Metaphor
The metaphor of network (and its cognate terms node, lattice, inter-linkage, and so on) plays a prominent role in contemporary social science. However, network metaphors come in and go out ofExpand
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Why should I read histories of science? A response to Patricia Fara, Steve Fuller and Joseph Rouse
I welcome and am glad to receive such interesting and considered comments on my article, and I agree with much that has been said by Steve Fuller, Patricia Fara and Joseph Rouse. However, one pointExpand
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Why should I read histories of science?
History of science is, we are told, an important subject for study. Its rise in recent years to become a ‘stand alone’ discipline has been mirrored by an expansion of popular history of science textsExpand
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