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What's Normal?: Reconciling Biology and Culture

Allan V. Horwitz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190603243
eISBN:
9780190603281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603243.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Since the emergence of Western philosophy and science among the Classical Greeks, debates have raged over the relative significance of biology and culture on an individual’s behavior. Today, recent ... More


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Allan V. Horwitz

in What's Normal?: Reconciling Biology and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190603243
eISBN:
9780190603281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603243.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines how specific and social phobias provide another example of how innate biological tendencies are mismatched with current environments. Like our preferences for highly caloric ... More


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