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The age of stress : science and the search for stability

Author: Mark Jackson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Jackson
ISBN: 9780199588626 0199588627
OCLC Number: 818450008
Description: ix, 311 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Mark Jackson.
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