Putting Stress in Life

@article{Viner1999PuttingSI,
  title={Putting Stress in Life},
  author={Russell M Viner},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={29},
  pages={391 - 410}
}
  • R. Viner
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Philosophy
  • Social Studies of Science
Hans Selye discovered Stress in 1935 as a syndrome occurring in laboratory rats. In the modern world, Stress has become a universal explanation for human behaviour in industrial society. Selye's discovery arose out of widespread interest in the stability of bodily systems in 1930s' physiology; however, his findings were rejected by physiologists until the 1970s. This analysis is framed in terms of Latour's actor-network theories, and traces the translation of Stress from the animal laboratory… 
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