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The Resource The age of stress : science and the search for stability, Mark Jackson, (electronic resource)

The age of stress : science and the search for stability, Mark Jackson, (electronic resource)

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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
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1959-
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Jackson, Mark
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Stress (Physiology)
  • Science and psychology
  • Diseases
Label
The age of stress : science and the search for stability, Mark Jackson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-299) and index
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
Control code
ssj0000912675
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780199588626
Lccn
2012277565
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000912675
Label
The age of stress : science and the search for stability, Mark Jackson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-299) and index
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
Control code
ssj0000912675
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780199588626
Lccn
2012277565
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000912675

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