social history


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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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But to tell the story of New York would be to write a social history of the world; saints and martyrs, dreamers and scoundrels, the traditions of a thousand races and a thousand religions, went to her making and throbbed and jostled in her streets.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting" is an especially highly recommended addition to community and academic library Women's Studies as well as American Broadcasting Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists.
The museum, located in historic St Mary's Church, has set itself the goal of winning the ball as part of its collections reflecting the social history of the district.
Conventionally, the methodology of social history has been directed to elucidating broad social structures: age, gender, ethnicity, wealth, and status, and has largely relied upon demographic data or routinely generated documents.
As far as learned societies are concerned associations covering special fields of social history have already existed and they exist; we can refer again to the example of urban history (European Association for Urban History).
Becker said stories she heard from her parents growing up were similar to the episodes of social history depicted on the wall.
The social history section of the complex currently features objects from Rugby's past donated by individuals and businesses.
Hopefully, it will encourage other medical historians to explore the still-uninhabited space between intellectual and social history.
We help teachers integrate the social history approach, which ultimately helps students to connect to history in general.
Social history is where she begins, but reality is where she ends.
The Catherine Films provide a glimpse into a different era and are an important document of social history.
In his book Drink, A Social History of America, Andrew Barr concludes that a variety of cocktails arose during temperance to quell the pungent, hair-raising, boot-leg gin with the likes of lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, grenadine, and an egg white and ice.

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