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Toxic Shock Syndrome from Tampons: Krystal H. Rinehart v. International Playtex

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This case focused entirely on the warning label on the package insert of a tampons product used by a young woman who subsequently suffered from toxic shock syndrome (TSS). One side of the tightly ... More


Migration, Cultural Legibility, and the Politics of Identity in the Making of British Sikh Communities

Tony Ballantyne

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0058
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter assesses the development of Sikh culture and politics in Britain in the post-World War II period, stressing the ways in which ideas about 'Sikh identity' were formed through engagement ... More


The Image of the City

Zayde Antrim

in Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199913879
eISBN:
9780199980178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913879.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the textual strategy of describing the urban built environment. By engaging the visual imagination, this strategy stimulated the recognition of a “cityscape” distinctive from ... More


Coda: The Time of Inscription: Maus and the Apocalypse of Number

Russell Samolsky

in Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234790
eISBN:
9780823241248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234790.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The coda concludes the book's analysis of the way in which particular texts become apocalyptically legible or manifest. It does so by taking account of Spiegelman's self-reflexive meditation on the ... More


Finding Welfare Rule Violators

Spencer Headworth

in Policing Welfare: Punitive Adversarialism in Public Assistance

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226779225
eISBN:
9780226779539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779539.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter Eight shows how working knowledge about fraud and its perpetrators underlies discretionary enforcement action, and thus shapes the realization of fraud control as a government intervention. ... More


Theorizing Blasians

Myra S. Washington

in Blasian Invasion: Racial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814227
eISBN:
9781496814265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814227.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter provides a foundation for understanding how media processes, institutions, and discourses have branded mixed race Black and Asian/American stars, making them legible and marketable ... More


Preamble The Legibility of Human Rights

Joseph R. Slaughter

in Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228171
eISBN:
9780823241033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228171.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is about the legibility of human rights; about the literary, political, and juridical effects of transcribing into international legal conventions what the ancient Greeks regarded as ... More


Introduction: Toward an Anthropology of Sovereign Agency

Rebecca Bryant and Madeleine Reeves

in The Everyday Lives of Sovereignty: Political Imagination beyond the State

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755736
eISBN:
9781501755767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755736.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of sovereign agency. Sovereign agency denotes the variety of practices, strategies, and future-oriented claims that constitute institution and subject ... More


The Routine and the Remarkable in State Formation

David Nugent

in The Encrypted State: Delusion and Displacement in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781503609037
eISBN:
9781503609723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503609037.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Introduction provides an overview of current theories of state formation and shows how the book contributes to those debates. It does so by developing a conceptual framework that incorporates ... More


Being (and Seeing) Like a State

David Nugent

in The Encrypted State: Delusion and Displacement in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781503609037
eISBN:
9781503609723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503609037.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the efforts of the Pizarro-Rubio casta to implement the central government’s sacropolitically-motivated plans to modernize the Chachapoyas region during the 1920s. The period is ... More


Introduction: Family Legibility and Legitimate Citizenship

Sandra Patton-Imani

in Queering Family Trees: Race, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479865567
eISBN:
9781479866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865567.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

I begin this book with the story of my spouse and I essentially being kicked out of the Des Moines YMCA for being lesbians. I use this narrative to introduce the ways relationships between social and ... More


The Space of the Colonial Political Field

Jonathan Wyrtzen

in Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700231
eISBN:
9781501704253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700231.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines how French and Spanish colonial intervention forged a protonational territorial space in Morocco. It first considers the physical and human geography of state building in ... More


Organizing Forces of the Field: Legitimation and Legibility

Jonathan Wyrtzen

in Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700231
eISBN:
9781501704253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700231.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines the symbolic and classificatory forces in play that set constraints and opportunities for both colonial and Moroccan actors in the colonial political field. Focusing on the ... More


Gender and the Politics of Identity

Jonathan Wyrtzen

in Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700231
eISBN:
9781501704253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700231.003.0008
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines the role of gender in both the legibility and legitimization logics that structured the colonial political field as well as the interactive identity struggles in which external ... More


Canal Construction and the Politics of Water

Ashley Carse

in Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reorients the history of Panama Canal construction by focusing on water management rather than soil excavation.In addition to earth moving, the construction of the waterway involved ... More


Reading Technologies

Edward Jones-Imhotep (ed.)

in The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036511
eISBN:
9780262341318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036511.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the efforts to make the high-latitude ionogram legible, tracing the effects of that new legibility into wider, resonant views of the relationship between the North and ... More


The Death and Life of Great Online Subcultures: An Analysis of Body Modification Ezine

Jessa Lingel

in Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036214
eISBN:
9780262340151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036214.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The first field study in this book describes BME, an online platform for people interested in body modification. I describe the community’s attempts to manage membership by analysing changes to the ... More


Displacement and Decay: Materiality, Space, and Interpretation

Terence E. McDonnell

in Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of Aids Media Campaigns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226382012
eISBN:
9780226382296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226382296.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

AIDS media lead unexpected lives once diffused through urban space: billboards fade, posters go missing, bumper stickers travel to other cities. In this chapter I argue that the material qualities of ... More


Writing on the Walls

Swati Chattopadhyay

in Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679317
eISBN:
9781452947266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679317.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter studies the connection between the imagination and practice of public space and the conceptions of freedom. It explains that political wall writings and political posters serve as ... More


Producing Urban Space

Dolly Kikon and Duncan McDuie-Ra

in Ceasefire City: Militarism, Capitalism, and Urbanism in Dimapur

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190129736
eISBN:
9780190992682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190129736.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter analyses the efforts to make Dimapur more city-like. Beginning with attempts to hold municipal elections with reserved seats for women in 2017, we navigate the deeply contentious ... More


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