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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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


Urban Bias: A Faustian Bargain

Jeremy L. Wallace

in Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378982
eISBN:
9780199379019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378982.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The second chapter builds on the insights of modern political economy on authoritarian regime survival and redistributive politics in developing the book’s theoretical argument. Classic works 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


Prologue: Constructing the Baroque Body

Mark Franko

in Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199794010
eISBN:
9780190241186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794010.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

The Prologue situates the critical traditions associated with court ballet historiography, bibliography, and theory since the seventeenth century in France, England, Germany, and America. The ... More


The Dead Woman and the Modern City

Anne-Gaëlle Saliot

in The Drowned Muse: The Unknown Woman of the Seine's Survivals from Nineteenth-Century Modernity to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198708629
eISBN:
9780191779558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708629.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter opens the second section, ‘The Dead Woman and the Palimpsest of the City’, which uses notions of legibility and discourse derived from Benjamin and Foucault to situate the Inconnue as a ... More


Ornament and Law

Anne Anlin Cheng

in New Directions in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456368
eISBN:
9780190456399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456368.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Who constitute “natural persons”? How do we move from a biological person to a legal standing? And what does a superficial, minor, and feminized category like the ornament have to do with these large ... More


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