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social history

A summary of life-style practices–eg, diet, exercise, sexual orientation and level of sexual activity, occupation, and habits–eg, smoking, abuse of alcohol or other substance, which may have a direct or indirect effect on a person's health. See Psychiatric history. Cf Family history.
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It will stand as one of the key pioneering texts on the nineteenth century that points the way towards a closer integration between new developments in both religious and social history around the dynamism of human relationships, and the attentiveness to context, in discerning the texture and ambiguities of Canada's journey to modernity.
The reasons for this long-lasting gap--even at the time of the biggest expansion of social history in the 1960s and 1970s--can be a subject of debate: the myriads of research themes in social history, as well as the methodological heterogeneity of the discipline are definitely points we have to take into account here.
The Rutmans believe that the social history movement they helped to found is in danger of becoming dominated by conceptual paradigms that blind and confuse scholars in their quest to recover the past.
Elton than to Keith Thomas, the prophet of the "new" social history in the 1960s.
A graduate student born around World War I and matriculating at Harvard just after World War II might have been told he would have no professional future unless he chose a dissertation on social history directed by Professor Schlesinger, Sr.
The political project of the new social history was underlined by the concern with questions of class and of power in society, tracing the social roots of political dominance in British society.
Only in the past few decades have scholars of British maritime expansion turned their attention away from the traditional topics of events and participants at the top and fully engaged with investigating the social history of the average seafarers who crewed the vessels that laid the foundations of the British Empire.
As it turns out, however, this parody of the kind of Marxist social history associated with E.
The cultural insights on the daily use of medicines in modern times in A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINES IN THE 20TH CENTURY; TO BE TAKEN THREE TIMES A DAY are not to be missed by any college-level collection serious about pharmaceutical studies.
Religious history, social history, and music history all blend together in a fine and detailed survey of the technical forms of Gregorian chant and its evolutionary process.
Science has a social dimension, a story, and the history of technology has become, especially lately, almost coextensive with the social history of organizational culture.
Of the eleven contributions in it, three fall under the rubric of "The Sermon as Genre" (Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed), seven under "The Social History of Preaching" (divided according countries or areas), and the last under "Preaching and the Geography of Reformations.

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