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The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introducing the New Biosocial Landscape
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    Chapter 2 Models, Metaphors, Lamarckisms and the Emergence of ‘Scientific Sociology’
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    Chapter 3 The Transcendence of the Social: Durkheim, Weismann and the Purification of Sociology
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    Chapter 4 Biology, Social Science, and Population in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Britain
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    Chapter 5 The Concept of Plasticity in the History of the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Early Twentieth Century
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    Chapter 6 An Evolving, Evolutionary Science of Human Differences
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    Chapter 7 Experimenting in the Biosocial: The Strange Case of Twin Research
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    Chapter 8 Histories and Meanings of Epigenetics
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    Chapter 9 Scrutinizing the Epigenetics Revolution
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    Chapter 10 Social and Behavioral Epigenetics: Evolving Perspectives on Nature-Nurture Interplay, Plasticity, and Inheritance
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    Chapter 11 Molecular Multicultures
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    Chapter 12 The First Thousand Days: Epigenetics in the Age of Global Health
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    Chapter 13 Genetics, Epigenetics and Social Justice in Education: Learning as a Complex Biosocial Phenomenon
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    Chapter 14 Assembling Biomedical Big Data
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    Chapter 15 Proposal for a Critical Neuroscience
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    Chapter 16 On the Neurodisciplines of Culture
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    Chapter 17 Affective Neuroscience as Sociological Inquiry?
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    Chapter 18 “Bio-looping” and the Psychophysiological in Religious Belief and Practice: Mechanisms of Embodiment in Candomblé Trance and Possession
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    Chapter 19 Experimental Entanglements: Social Science and Neuroscience Beyond Interdisciplinarity
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    Chapter 20 Developing Schizophrenia
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    Chapter 21 Epigenetics and the Suicidal Brain: Reconsidering Context in an Emergent Style of Reasoning
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    Chapter 22 The Embodiment Dynamic over the Life Course: A Case for Examining Cancer Aetiology
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    Chapter 23 Epigenetic Signatures of Socioeconomic Status Across the Lifecourse
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    Chapter 24 An Inter-generational Perspective on Social Inequality in Health and Life Opportunities: The Maternal Capital Model
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    Chapter 25 Quantifying Social Influences Throughout the Life Course: Action, Structure and ‘Omics’
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    Chapter 26 Health Inequalities and the Interplay of Socioeconomic Factors and Health in the Life Course
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    Chapter 27 Universal Biology, Local Society? Notes from Anthropology
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    Chapter 28 Big Data and Biomedicine
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    Chapter 29 Personalised and Precision Medicine: What Kind of Society Does It Take?
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    Chapter 30 Emergent Postgenomic Bodies and Their (Non)Scalable Environments
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    Chapter 31 The Vitality of Disease
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    Chapter 32 Bioethnography: A How-To Guide for the Twenty-First Century
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    Chapter 33 The Postgenomic Politics of Race
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    Chapter 34 Of Rats and Women: Narratives of Motherhood in Environmental Epigenetics
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    Chapter 35 Ancestors and Identities: DNA, Genealogy, and Stories
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    Chapter 36 Species of Biocapital, 2008, and Speciating Biocapital, 2017
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    Chapter 37 Human Tendencies
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    Chapter 38 Ten Theses on the Subject of Biology and Politics: Conceptual, Methodological, and Biopolitical Considerations
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The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society
Published by
Palgrave Macmillan, London, January 2018
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-52879-7
978-1-137-52878-0, 978-1-137-52879-7, 978-1-349-70801-7, 978-1-137-52880-3

Maurizio Meloni, John Cromby, Des Fitzgerald, Stephanie Lloyd

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Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 23%
Student > Master 4 13%
Other 3 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 3 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 12 40%
Arts and Humanities 3 10%
Philosophy 3 10%
Environmental Science 2 7%
Psychology 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 6 20%