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The Collapse of Project Alpha

Shamir Shimon

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter investigates the peace initiatives in I 954–5 that might have prevented the Suez crisis. ‘Project Alpha’ was a highly secret set of discussions between the representatives of the British ... More


The Curious Case of the “Alpha Patient Population”

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the use of the term “Alpha patient population” to refer to the individuals who received Medicaid-subsidized prenatal care from the clinic. It considers how it is that the vastly ... More


Decomposition theorems

S. R Cloude

in Polarisation: Applications in Remote Sensing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569731
eISBN:
9780191721908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569731.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter deals with the topic of decomposition theorems in polarisation studies of mixed surface and volume scattering. It begins with coherent decompositions, starting from the Pauli matrix ... More


. Black Greek-Letter Fraternities and Masculinities

Reynaldo Anderson, Paul M. Buckley, and Natalie T. J. Tindall

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines fraternity stereotypes by focusing on the tropes of the “Man’s Man,” “Ladies’ Man,” and “Gentleman” as they relate to three black Greek-letter fraternities (BGLFs): Kappa Alpha ... More


Expansion Years

Gerard N. Burrow

in A History of Yale's School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092073
eISBN:
9780300132885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092073.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter focuses on the deanship of Vernon W. Lippard, a Massachusetts native who had taken the five-year combined medical course in the Sheffield Scientific School, receiving his M.D. degree cum ... More


. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Community, and Professionalism: Constructing the Significance of BGLO Involvement in the Life of Loraine Richardson Green

Yolanda Y. Johnson

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the interrelationships among membership, professionalism, and community activism in black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) by focusing on the life of Loraine Richardson Green, ... More


Introduction

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter begins by describing the care that the Alpha Hospital gives to its patients as “war-zone medicine”. It explains that race is a discursive phenomenon; race encompasses ideas about ... More


Alpha Hospital: Unique, But Not Singular

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes the location of the Alpha Hospital within the larger public health context. It discusses the colourful history of the Alpha Hospital, situated within New York City, and also ... More


Pregnancy, Medicaid, State Regulation, and Legal Subjection

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the use of Medicaid in the Alpha Hospital by patients who need prenatal care. It notes that as a condition of receipt of this aid, women were required to meet with a battery of ... More


The Production of Unruly Bodies

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores the medical technology provided to indigent pregnant women within the Alpha Hospital. It characterizes the prenatal health care that poor, pregnant women receive and notes that ... More


The “Primitive Pelvis,” Racial Folklore, and Atavism in Contemporary Forms of Medical Disenfranchisement

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explains how the personally held racist beliefs of physicians may contribute to health disparities between racial groups. It grounds the less-obvious medical disenfranchisement of women ... More


Epilogue

Khiara M. Bridges

in Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268944
eISBN:
9780520949447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268944.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter details the differences between the marginalized women at Alpha and the homeless men and women who are, for all intents and purposes, invisible to the state. It explains that the ... More


To Boldly Go …

Nicholas Mee

in The Cosmic Mystery Tour

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198831860
eISBN:
9780191869785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831860.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

The Breakthrough Starshot project was launched in 2016 with the aim of developing the technology to send robot spacecraft to the nearest stars. The first spacecraft to head out of the Solar System ... More


Old South Rhetoric Reckoning: The Case of Kappa Alpha’s Old South Balls

Whitney Jordan Adams

in Reconstructing Southern Rhetoric

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496836144
eISBN:
9781496836199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496836144.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Kappa Alpha, a Greek fraternal organization with chapters in universities across the nation, compromises to shield itself from scrutiny for entrenched racist history. Negative press incidents lead to ... More


Commemorating the Nation’s Heroes in Mali’s Neoliberal Democracy

Rosa De Jorio

in Cultural Heritage in Mali in the Neoliberal Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040276
eISBN:
9780252098536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040276.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents an overview of some of the most relevant state initiatives in the field of cultural heritage from 1992 to 2012. The first section provides a historical background against which ... More


Modernizing the Faith: The Charismatic Movement

Steve Bruce

in British Gods: Religion in Modern Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198854111
eISBN:
9780191888465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854111.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the 1970s, British Protestant churches were changed by a movement that criticized formality and tradition as ‘churchianity’ and claimed access to the supernatural ‘gifts of the spirit’. Large ... More


Sharett versus Eisenhower and Dulles (1953–56)

Joseph Heller

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-67: Superpower Rivalry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526103826
eISBN:
9781526120915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526103826.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Israel was now trapped between East and West. The East openly and fully supported the Arabs, while the west stood aloof, except for France which supplied Israel with a minimum of necessary weapons. ... More


Modern times

Patrick Grattan

in Oasts and Hop Kilns: A History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622515
eISBN:
9781800853300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622515.003.0017
Subject:
History, Social History

Decline of the English share of world production of hops from 30% to 1% in 20th century. The reasons for this decline explained, including the centralised management of English markets. England ... More


Health and Safety at Work Offshore

John Paterson

in Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice & Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861018
eISBN:
9781474406239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861018.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the evolution of the legislative and regulatory approach to occupational health and safety for the oil and gas industry on the UK continental shelf. This reveals the particular ... More


Teen Noir: The Suburb as Lived Space

Timotheus Vermeulen

in Scenes from the Suburbs: The Suburb in Contemporary US Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748691661
eISBN:
9781474400909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691661.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The fifth chapter looks at the ways in which three teen suburban noirs – Brick (Johnson, 2004), Alpha Dog (Cassavetes, 2006) and Chumscrubber (Posin, 2005) – engage with the suburban environment. The ... More


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