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surveying this expert knowledge I have charted the characteristics of this discourse, revealing how various discursive tactics manifest and what these help to make real. In this chapter I turn my attention to my final research goal, namely establishing the significance and impact of internet security discourse as part of the broader inter-subjective process of knowledge construction. Consequently, in this chapter, I begin by reviewing the character of the expert discourse that I have studied and draw attention to the broad homogeneity that exists between this and

in Constructing cybersecurity
How African-Americans shape their collective identity through consumption
Virág Molnár and Michèle Lamont

(what the literature on collective identity calls ‘group identification’ and ‘social categorisation’). We document these processes by drawing on exploratory interviews conducted with black marketing experts specialising in the African-American market who provide us with distinctive readings of the meaning of consumption for blacks. These experts are viewed here as individual black consumers and as members of an occupational group organised around increasing the place of consumption in individual social identities. In the next section, we discuss the place of group

in Innovation by demand
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Nico Randeraad

would have to professionalise in order to meet their goals. The founders of the ISI emphasised the professionalism of the institute and limited membership to 150 to keep out the ‘free-floating intelligentsia’, who in the opinion of many experts had had a disruptive influence on the congresses. Membership did not reach 150 until the end of the century. Professionalisation was a broad goal encompassing many areas of activity. ISI publications, in particular the Bulletin de l’Institut international de statistique, addressed the subjects and methods of statistical

in States and statistics in the nineteenth century
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Lunacy law as colonial inheritance
James E. Moran

insisted on this course of action. This set the stage for remarkable legal wrangling between the two parties. Part of the issue was the fact that the Princess had been born in Russia, giving rise to the question of whether the English courts had jurisdiction to act in her case. Legal experts working on behalf of Princess Bariatinski's aunt could not find ‘any reported case in which an alien has been the subject of a commission of lunacy’. 32 The Prince's counsel argued not only that he had a right to his sister and her property, according to

in Madness on trial
Confronting discourses
Emma Hunter

views of experts. The study is based on political documents, such as governmental statements (namely of Ministers of Colonies/Ministers of Overseas Provinces and colonial officials), parliamentary debates, colonial legislation, Development Plans ( Planos de Fomento ); and on scientific surveys and reports, especially of the Overseas Provinces Research Board ( Junta de Investigações

in Developing Africa
Steven Griggs and David Howarth

politics of airport expansion investigates the argumentative strategies and rhetorical mechanisms employed by various expert actors in their efforts to rearticulate the meaning of the signifier ‘sustainable aviation’ in the wake of the publication of the ATWP. What emerges, we suggest, was a weakening of the fantasmatic narrative of sustainable aviation, as opponents to expansion successfully exposed the tensions and ambiguities in the ATWP, especially when set alongside other government policies and commitments. This process had begun in anticipation of the publica

in The politics of airport expansion in the United Kingdom
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John Carter Wood

that Beatrice was in the public eye for about a year might even be taken as a suggestion that her story had a distinctive longevity. She has, moreover, not been completely forgotten. In the 1960s, the case merited a prominent place in biographies of Beatrice’s barrister and of a renowned forensic expert who participated in the trial. 20 The matter has also received attention as a ‘true crime’ story, and it has even been the subject of a television dramatisation and BBC radio play. 21 But the Pace case has never received the sort of attention it deserves. Its

in ‘The most remarkable woman in England’
Mr Sampath to Waiting for the Mahatma
John Thieme

elsewhere in these novels; Raman in The Painter of Signs pursues an occupation that is equally involved with representation and takes pride in his calligraphy, even though drawing sometimes has to take precedence over writing in his case; Srinivas in Mr Sampath is a publisher. Raju in The Guide (1958) finds himself transformed from a tourist guide into a supposed spiritual guide and Sriram in Waiting for the Mahatma (1955) follows an altruistic quasi-spiritual path in his devotion to the Gandhian ethic. Margayya in The Financial Expert (1952) and Jagan, the protagonist of

in R.K. Narayan
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A transnational journey of expertise
Caroline Rusterholz

the BCIC; she also provided a careful statistical analysis of her patients’ records. Haire, on the other hand, was well connected and respected internationally, but had difficulties in being accepted by the BCIC. He did use statistical analysis, but did not provide a careful analysis of his patients’ records, and his clinical expertise seems to have been based on accumulated experience and expert observation rather than sound statistical analysis. From the mid-1930s, Jackson fitted her patients with the device in her own private practice and collected information on

in Women’s medicine
Analysing mental health discourses and practices in Ireland
Derek Chambers

way in which we ‘do’ mental health in Ireland. My analysis in this chapter is based primarily on a number of mental health policy documents published in the past ten years. The most significant of these is A Vision for Change: Report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy (AVFC) (Government of Ireland, 2006) which is recognised as Ireland’s core policy document setting out the direction, and plan for the delivery of, mental health services in the state from 2006 until 2015. At the 118 Constructing health problems time of its publication, AVFC was described

in Reframing health and health policy in Ireland