Attachment and the archive: barriers and facilitators to the use of historical sociology as complementary developmental science.


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This article explores historical sociology as a complementary source of knowledge for scientific research, considering 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 disorganized 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."

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collaboration, complementary science, developmental science, history, interdisciplinarity
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0269-8897
1474-0664
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32
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Cambridge University Press (CUP)
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Wellcome Trust (103343/Z/13/A)
Work on this paper was supported by a Medical Humanities Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust [Grant Number WT103343MA] to Robbie Duschinsky