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Reconstructing Iraq: merging discourses of security and development
(Cambridge University Press, 2007-04)
This article argues that reconstruction is an emerging discourse of international politics that merges security and development discourses in powerful and troubling ways. We focus on Iraq as a site for articulating and ...
Ageism and Feminism: From “Et Cetera” to Center
(Indiana University Press, 2006)
Although women’s studies scholars and activists do not deny the reality of ageism, they have relegated it to secondary status, neglecting to theorize age relations or place old age at the center of analysis. After explaining ...
Moral Responsibility and Normative Ignorance: Answering a New Skeptical Challenge
(University of Chicago Press, 2008-07)
Philosophical doubts about moral responsibility have typically been rooted in worries about free agency in the face of causal determinism, culminating in familiar metaphysical arguments against the very possibility of moral ...
Holy Cards/Immaginette: The Extraordinary Literacy of Vernacular Religion
(National Council of Teachers of English, 2008-12)
Like other seemingly ordinary materials (cookbooks, street art, scrapbooks, etc.) the subject of our investigation-holy cards or (in Italian) immaginette-often function as rich repositories of personal and cultural memory ...
Plan-Based Expressivism and Innocent Mistakes
(University of Chicago Press, 2009-01)
Over the past hundred years, there has been a series of metaethical views according to which we ought to deepen our understanding of normative terms by inquiring after the states of mind they express. This is the class of ...
Exploring the link between inquiry paradigm and the process of collaboration
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2003)
Case studies of long-term collaborators here test the links between inquiry paradigm or worldview and the practical aspects of the conduct of scholarly inquiry. The findings reveal that differences in ontological and ...
The element of the table: Visual discourse and the preperiodic representation of chemical classification
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2004)
Rediscovering the King of Woodpeckers: Exploring the Implications
(Resilience Alliance, 2005-12)
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker has long held a special place in the psyche of North American conservation, eliciting unusually colorful prose, even from scientists, as an icon of the wild. The reverence in which it was held ...
Cradle of a revolution? The industrial transformation of Louisiana's lower Mississippi river
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2006-01)
This article provides an overview of the petrochemical industry's transformation of Louisiana's Lower Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to New Orleans from the early 1900s to the present. First there is a broad discussion ...
Patronage, Millennialism and the Serpent God Mumbo in South-West Kenya, 1912–34
(Cambridge University Press, 2002-02)
This article traces the history of Mumboism, a millennial cult of south-west Kenya, 1912–34. Mumbo, the serpent god of Lake Victoria, promised to eject whites and chiefs from the region and usher in a period of prosperity. ...