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The Neurobiological Imaginary

Joseph E. Davis

in Chemically Imbalanced: Everyday Suffering, Medication, and Our Troubled Quest for Self-Mastery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686547
eISBN:
9780226686714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686714.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The shift toward neurobiological imaginary in lay perspectives is the most general finding of the study, the pattern behind the other patterns of meaning. An “imaginary” is not a professional ... More


The Work of Living with It

Olga Kuchinskaya

in The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027694
eISBN:
9780262325417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027694.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 2 discusses the multiplicity of lay perspectives on risks. Residents of the contaminated areas in Belarus show different levels of concern about radiation and, correspondingly, there is a ... More


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