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The age of stress : science and the search for stability, Mark Jackson

Label
The age of stress : science and the search for stability
Title
The age of stress
Title remainder
science and the search for stability
Statement of responsibility
Mark Jackson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Age of Stress, Mark Jackson explores the history of scientific studies of stress in the modern world. In particular, he reveals how the science that legitimates and fuels current anxieties about stress has been shaped by a wide range of socio-political and cultural, as well as biological, factors: stress, he argues, is both a condition and a metaphor. This approach is not designed or intended to deny the reality of stress in people's lives, or to undermine the validity of scientific investigations. Rather, Jackson suggests that if we are to comprehend the ubiquity and impact of stress in our own times, or to explain how stress has commandeered such a central place in the modern imagination, we need to understand not only the evolution of the medical science and technology that has gradually uncovered the biological pathways between stress and disease in recent decades, but also the shifting political and cultural contexts that have invested that scientific knowledge with meaning and authority. In particular, he argues that we need to acknowledge the manner in which our obsessions with the relationship between stress and disease are the product of broader historical concerns about the preservation of personal and political, as well as physiological, stability.--Publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Mark
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.S75
LC item number
J266 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Stress (Physiology)
  • Science and psychology
  • Diseases
  • Diseases
  • Science and psychology
  • Stress (Physiology)
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Stress, Physiological
  • Life Change Events
  • Adaptation, Biological
  • Happiness
  • Stress
  • Psychologie
  • Physiologie
Label
The age of stress : science and the search for stability, Mark Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the age of stress -- The shock of modernity -- Adaptation and disease -- The biochemistry of life -- The cathedral of stress -- Coping with stress -- The pursuit of happiness -- Epilogue : the search for stability
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 311 p.
Isbn
9780199588626
Lccn
2012277565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818450008
  • (OCoLC)ocn818450008
Label
The age of stress : science and the search for stability, Mark Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the age of stress -- The shock of modernity -- Adaptation and disease -- The biochemistry of life -- The cathedral of stress -- Coping with stress -- The pursuit of happiness -- Epilogue : the search for stability
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 311 p.
Isbn
9780199588626
Lccn
2012277565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818450008
  • (OCoLC)ocn818450008

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