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Contingent Futures, Continuous Pasts: Experts, Activists and Social and Disease Transitions (1950–80s) (2021)


Scholars have been increasingly rethinking the demographic and disease shifts that have been occurring worldwide, such as the global ageing of populations and shifts in incidence and patterns of chronic disease. This has led to a growing interest among social scientists, and particularly historians of health and disease, in probing the deterministic models and assumptions that experts have articulated about these shifts in patterns of disease conditions, the ageing of populations and the social and health challenges that have been associated with these global shifts. How can we understand the power of experts in deploying contingent and uncertain knowledge, rather

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Authors & Contributors
Adjaye-Gbewonyo, Kafui
Wade, Michael J.
Allen, Colin
Gliboff, Sander
Vaughan, Megan
Blanchard, Elodie Vieille
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Journal of the History of Biology
Medical History
History of Psychiatry
Science as Culture
UCL Press
Indiana University
Harvard University Press
Chronic diseases
Global health
Demography; population research
Public health
Non-communicable diseases
Epidemiological transition (public health)
Pauling, Linus Carl
Zuckerkandl, Emile
Anfinsen, Christian
Palanca, José Alberto
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
20th century
Africa, Sub-Sahara
United States
Southern Africa
Great Britain
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Bank
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
Club of Rome
United Nations

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