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Pursuing Views and Testing Commitments: Hypothetical Questions in the Psychiatric Assessment of Transsexual Patients

Susan A. Speer

in Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by Susan Speer, considers the role of hypothetical questions (HQs) in interactions between psychiatrists and transsexual patients in a British gender identity clinic. The ... More


The Strategic Role of the Board

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The board's involvement in corporate strategy is often taken as the defining characteristic of its role in an organisation. This chapter focuses on the strategic role of the boards of directors and ... More


The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

Martin Solly

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748691692
eISBN:
9781474418546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691692.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Why are doctors’ prescriptions illegible and why is the language of the law considered impenetrable to outsiders? Need they be so? Is it more difficult for non-native speakers of English than native ... More


Gatekeeping in the Family: How Family Members Position One Another as Decision Makers

Deborah Tannen, Shari Kendall, and Cynthia Gordon

in Family Talk: Discourse and Identity in Four American Families

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195313895
eISBN:
9780199871940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313895.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reconciles a seeming contradiction between what some parents say and what they do. It argues that parents may simultaneously serve as gatekeepers in domains such as caregiving and ... More


Professional discourse communities

Martin Solly

in The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748691692
eISBN:
9781474418546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691692.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

After briefly introducing the concepts of sociolinguistics and language ecology, this chapter looks at the nature of speech communities and communities of practice, especially professional ... More


Truth at Large: When Social Media Investigations Get It Wrong

Edson C. Tandoc Jr.

in Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190900250
eISBN:
9780190900298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900250.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Social media have changed how journalists do journalism. In altering the power dynamics between journalists and their audiences, social media platforms have also affected journalistic practices. For ... More


Dynamics of domination in rural South India: class relations at the state–society interface

Jonathan Pattenden

in "Labour, state and society in rural India": A class-relational approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089145
eISBN:
9781526109583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089145.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Contextualised by an outline of Karnataka’s recent political history, this chapter focuses on how the dominant class uses political institutions to maintain and advance its position. It is concerned ... More


The Reforms and Their Roots

Drew Halfmann

in Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226313429
eISBN:
9780226313443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313443.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes the reforms involving medical gatekeeping done in the United States, Britain, and Canada in more detail and explains the differences between them by showing how social ... More


Political Institutions and Abortion Policy

Drew Halfmann

in Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226313429
eISBN:
9780226313443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313443.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book examined the abortion policies of Britain, Canada, and the United States—three countries that shared “secular majoritarian” abortion politics and “gatekeeping” policies during the 1960s but ... More


Affective News and Networked Publics

Zizi Papacharissi

in Affective Publics: Sentiment, Technology, and Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199999736
eISBN:
9780190213329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199999736.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter explores the use of Twitter as a mechanism for news sharing and storytelling during the Egyptian uprisings that led to the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. Mechanisms of networked framing ... More


Affective Demands and the New Political

Zizi Papacharissi

in Affective Publics: Sentiment, Technology, and Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199999736
eISBN:
9780190213329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199999736.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter describes, maps, and explains evolving patterns of communication of the Occupy Wall Street movement on Twitter. Quantitative and qualitative analysis reveal that Twitter supported ... More


When Writers Activate Readers

Teresa Pepe

in Blogging from Egypt: Digital Literature, 2005-2016

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433990
eISBN:
9781474460231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433990.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter looks at the ways in which the blog transforms adab and in particular the autobiographical genre in Arabic literature. Drawing on theories of autofiction, digital literature and Arabic ... More


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