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Marcia Millman
University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077)

A Sociological History of the Heart: The Development of Beliefs About the Heart and Its Disease in Western Culture

To examine the development in Western Culture of beliefs about the Heart as the center of sacred values and meaning. To examine what happens to people who hold these beliefs when they come in contact with "scientific" treatment (via open-heart surgery for example) of a part of their body which has special symbolic value for them.

Project fields:

Special Fellowships Programs

Fellowships and Seminars

Total amounts:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975