Attachment and the archive: barriers and facilitators to the use of historical sociology as complementary developmental science.
Science in context
Cambridge University Press
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Duschinsky, R. (2019). Attachment and the archive: barriers and facilitators to the use of historical sociology as complementary developmental science.. Science in context, 32 (3), 309-326. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0269889719000243
The thesis of this article is that historical sociology can serve as a complementary source of knowledge for scientific research, and it considers barriers and facilitators to this work through reflections on one project. This project began as a study of the emergence and reception of the infant disorganised attachment classification, introduced in the 1980s by Ainsworth’s student Mary Main, working with Judith Solomon. Elsewhere I have reported on the findings of collaborative work with attachment researchers, without giving full details of how this came about. Here, I will offer personal reflections arising from the process, and my work in what Hasok Chang has called history as ‘complementary science’.
Work on this paper was supported by a Medical Humanities Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust [Grant Number WT103343MA] to Robbie Duschinsky
Wellcome Trust (103343/Z/13/A)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/s0269889719000243
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