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Introduction: Assessing Toxic Substances Through a Glass Darkly

Kristin Shrader-frechette General

in Regulating Toxic Substances: A Philosophy of Science and the Law

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074369
eISBN:
9780199852932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074369.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter provides an overview of the topics discussed in the book and likens the assessment of toxic substances to the experience of peering through a glass darkly. The work is divided into five ... More


Making Harmful Traditional Practices

Saida Hodžić

in The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 2, Making Harmful Traditional Practices, examines the Ghanaian problematization of cutting as a “harmful traditional practice,” and contextualizes it within governance discourses and policies ... More


World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Peter Borscheid and Niels Viggo Haueter (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

Since the end of the eighteenth century, the insurance industry has cast a safety net around the world, first in the British Isles and then further afield, irrespective of cultural, political, and ... More


“It Would Seem Necessary to Restrict Such People”

Tycho De Boer

in Nature, Business, and Community in North Carolina's Green Swamp

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032481
eISBN:
9780813038360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032481.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the attempt to adopt the concept of conservation as a central tenet of land and resource use. This concept of conservation is broadly conceived as the sustained use and ... More


Towards a Non-Fundamentalist Halakhah

Louis Jacobs

in Tree of Life: Diversity, Flexibility and Creativity in Jewish Law

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100394
eISBN:
9781800340299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100394.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the future of the halakhah. There are many religious Jews who see supreme value in the vocabulary of Jewish worship provided by the halakhah in all its ramifications. For this ... More


Metaphysics and Meatless Meals: Why Food Mattered When the Mind Was Everything

Trudy Eden

in Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149976
eISBN:
9780231520799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149976.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the Unity School of Christianity, which fully employed the concept of transubstantiation in its belief in the physical and spiritual benefits of vegetarianism. In the latter ... More


Social Problems Ritual Female Excision and Medically Assisted Reproduction

Claude Lévi-Strauss

in We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

ritual female excision and medically assisted reproduction


Implementing the Changes

Jenny M. Luke

in Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

With county and state structures in place this chapter focuses on the ways in which licensed midwives adapted to the regulations and supervision and the improvisation that was required to transfer ... More


The Trustworthiness of Research: The Paradigm of Community-Based Research

Catherine Jordan, Susan Gust, and Naomi Scheman

in Shifting Ground: Knowledge and Reality, Transgression and Trustworthiness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195395112
eISBN:
9780190267483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395112.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter illustrates from three perspectives the practice of community engagement and collaboration in scientific research. Termed the “community-based participatory research” (CBPR), this method ... More


Children’s Daily Lives at Greenleaf Elementary School

Misa Kayama and Wendy Haight

in Disability, Culture, and Development: A Case Study of Japanese Children at School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199970827
eISBN:
9780199369904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970827.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

In this chapter, we focus on the developmental contexts in which Japanese educational goals, practices and policies are instantiated at Greenleaf Elementary School, including some challenges faced by ... More


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