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Why Haldane Went to India: Modern Genetics in Quest of Tradition

Francis Zimmermann

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

John Burdone Sandersone Haldane has contributed greatly to science as one of the founders of the mathematical theory of genetics. An advocate of Marxist ideas in science, he served as the Weldon ... More


The Peak Oil Ideology and Subculture

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

in Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter introduces the motivations, beliefs and actions of Americans involved in the peak oil movement and explains the ideology (and ‘ecological identity’) of ‘peakism’ via profiles of three ... More


Embodied Health Movements

Phil Brown, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Stephen Zavestoski, Sabrina McCormick, Brian Mayer, Rebecca Gasior Altman, Crystal Adams, Elizabeth Hoover, and Ruth Simpson

in Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520270206
eISBN:
9780520950429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270206.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter looks at the Contested Illnesses Research Group's (CIRG) early theoretical work on embodied health movements (EHMs). Embodied health movements are a relatively new subset of health ... More


The Nehru-Bhabha Years, 1947–64

Ashok Kapur

in Pokhran and Beyond: India's Nuclear Weapons Capability

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195667547
eISBN:
9780199081790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195667547.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter studies the events that occurred from 1947 to 1964, which are significant in the study of Indian nuclear history. It takes a look at the dominant role played by the political class ... More


Ottoman Egypt and the Emergence of the Modern World: 1500-1800

Nelly Hanna

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166648
eISBN:
9781617975905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166648.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter questions the mainstream view that has identified the main sources of modern world history as the Reformation, the expansion of Europe into America and Asia, the formation of trading ... More


Historical Development of the Arab Media

El Mustapha Lahlali

in Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639090
eISBN:
9780748671304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639090.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter aims to provide the reader with a general information about the development of the Arab media. The development of Arab media into three historical phases: the colonial phase, the ... More


Cognitive Evolutionary Psychology Without Representational Nativism

Denise Dellarosa Cummins, Robert Cummins, and Pierre Poirier

in The World in the Head

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199548033
eISBN:
9780191809835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548033.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the reasons for skepticism about the dominant massive innate modularity paradigm in relation to the learning-bias-and-canalization (LBC) framework. The formulation and analysis ... More


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