An overarching theme running throughout these articles is folk music and even folk revivalism as commodified practice. Of course, all the American revivals of the twentieth century have (at least) intersected with a market driven economy and have reified music in recordings. This obsession with collections and objectification continues with the O Brother phenomenon: the […]

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It a lovingly crafted melodrama (which is not a bad thing) detailing the passions, losses, betrayals and revenges of dozens of characters. It a story of political intrigue and secrets. And it’s a high adventure romp across an endless array of vibrant backdrops and colorful enemies. Brackmann has an eye for detail; her characterization of […]

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This was amply demonstrated by the long, drawn out negotiations over Agent Orange, a herbicide used during the Vietnam War, where the case involved multitudes of experts in toxicology, epidemiology, internal medicine, statistics, oncology, occupational medicine, genetics, immunoloy, neurology and plant physiology and yet never came to trial (Schuck 1987:140). Where courts have shown daring, […]

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Background: Complete and accurate data on maternal smoking prevalence during pregnancy are not available at a local geographical scale in England. We employ a synthetic estimation approach to predict the expected prevalence of smoking during pregnancy and smoking at delivery by Primary Care Trust (PCT).Methods: Multilevel logistic regression models were used with data from the […]

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