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Unsettling antibiosis: how might interdisciplinary researchers generate a feeling for the microbiome and to what effect?

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Decades of active public health messaging about the dangers of pathogenic microbes has led to a Western society dominated by an antibiotic worldview; however recent scientific and social interest in the microbiome suggests an emerging counter-current of more probiotic sentiments. Such stirrings are supported by cultural curiosity around the ‘hygiene hypothesis’, or the idea it is possible to be ‘too clean’ and a certain amount of microbial exposure is essential for health. These trends resona...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1057/s41599-018-0196-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE
Subgroup:
Geography
Oxford college:
Keble College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7351-2619
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE
Subgroup:
Geography
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Palgrave Communications Journal website
Volume:
4
Pages:
Article: 149
Publication date:
2018-12-11
Acceptance date:
2018-11-14
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ISSN:
2055-1045
Pubs id:
pubs:942332
URN:
uri:79ae9727-cba2-4eb6-b984-90b677df697e
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uuid:79ae9727-cba2-4eb6-b984-90b677df697e
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pubs:942332

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