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Some social analyses of scientific knowledge are based on objectivist assumptions, whereas others assume that scientific knowledge is socially constructed. The condemna tion of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) by the antismoking movement affects the life of virtually every American and uncounted...
Contemporary social life is increasingly deprivatized, that is, conducted under the auspices of formal and informal groups, organizations, bureaucracies, and institutions. In these circumstances, personal (often private) experiential objects such as family, self, and the life course are subjected...