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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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SOCIAL HISTORY: The Rothbury football, which was used until 1867.
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.
While ostensibly straightforward, this approach brings together traditions that have often been imagined as thoroughly antithetical: modernist formalism and the social history of art.
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.
"Social history's recurrent malaise," the editor declares, "arises from its inability either to fulfil its totalising aspirations, or to give them up." Nine chapters comprise the book, two of them by the editor.
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.
Perspectives on European Economic and Social History
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.
In "Household Pets and Urban Alienation," Charles Phineas wrote that "It seems brash to suggest that pets become the next 'fad' subject in social history, but, after running through various ethnic groups (and now women) historians may need a new toy....
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.

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