Competing imaginaries of science and social order in responsible (research and) innovation
Stevienna de Saille and Paul Martin

story, rDNA was an infant monster, the lullaby that sang it to sleep was the 1975 Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA, at which genetic scientists, accompanied by lawyers, journalists and government officials, agreed on a set of restrictions within which they could continue their work (Berg, 2008). Acknowledging that there was particular concern about rDNA’s potential siblings – viral cloning and bacterial pathogens – scientists set about reassuring the public that the process of recombining DNA to create organisms not found in nature would only ever be Monstrous

in Science and the politics of openness
David Owen

require a supermajority for the bill to pass) over legislation that directly affects the interests of children as children. The inclusion of all voters acknowledges that the interests of children are not the sole domain of parents and that the vast majority of people stand in both general and agent-specific obligations of care towards children (e.g. older siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents), while the limited number of reserved

in Democratic inclusion
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Bonnie Clementsson

notions. According to current Swedish law, sexual relations are prohibited between members of the same nuclear family (between a parent and a child, or a grandparent and a grandchild, or between full siblings), and the prohibitions are justified by medical arguments but also by ethical reasons. 13 It is true that the risk of any children suffering serious genetic damage increases when the parents are closely related, and this may at first sight seem a logical reason for the formulation of the law; but in fact the risk is

in Incest in Sweden, 1680–1940
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Bridget Byrne and Carla De Tona

making the choice for the first time – for those with older children, it was often the case that the younger sibling would follow the older one and the decision was effectively made. These parents also had the security of knowing that their child was guaranteed a place because of the sibling policy. They were also able to reflect on the process of choosing school having also got to know the secondary schools a bit better through their children attending them. Some who had older children were able to compare the processes of choosing now with several years ago. As the

in All in the mix
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Their lives and social contexts
Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes, and Davies Banda

. Specifically in the Lusaka compound of Kalingalinga, Hansen's ( 2005 : 14) research identified the prevalence of: unconventional household arrangements, including domestic groups of youth with no adult head as provider – households consisting entirely of young men, or of young women, or of siblings, and child-headed households, or households of children with a granny caretaker

in Localizing global sport for development
Christine E. Hallett

paradis des blessés missionary and then a British staff officer; and moved in literary circles, enjoying relationships with members of the intelligentsia, such as Ford Madox Ford and Percy Wyndham Lewis. The extraordinary qualities of her writing owe much to her range of experiences and acquaintances.28 Born on 15 May 1886, Borden was one of four surviving siblings, and spent much of her time accompanying her brothers on expeditions, fishing trips, and games with other boys. Although something of a tomboy, she was also said to have been feminine in appearance and

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
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The Debt–Growth–Inequality Nexus
Tim Di Muzio and Richard H. Robbins

developing Consequences: The Debt–Growth–Inequality Nexus 109 countries. Generally such measures go under the term “austerity,” and using a household metaphor, financiers, bankers, and co-opted politicians justify austerity by claiming that the indebted government or country is “living beyond its means,” as if they were all members of one big household irresponsibly spending more than it earned. A more apt household metaphor, however, would be one in which one sibling among ten expropriated 50 percent of the family income, leaving the rest for his nine brothers and

in Debt as Power
Duncan Sayer

limited. Obviously, a particular individual will be most similar to their siblings and their parents when compared against more distant relatives, and more different still to unrelated individuals. In the examples discussed here there were evident patterns in the distribution of height data. These patterns were not evident by examining the type of burial, such as a weapon grave, nor were they evident in the location of burials in a particular plot. They were visible through a combination of the two types of data. For example, weapon graves within a particular plot or

in Early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries
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Thefts, violence and sexual threats
Jenny DiPlacidi

that although unions between siblings were incestuous and illegal, they did not constitute a violation of the natural law. Neither were marriages between uncles and nieces a violation of the natural law as they did not overturn ‘the proper order of familial authority’ as the unnatural union of parent and child would. 36 Pollak’s treatment of Taylor is intriguing because it illuminates both the

in Gothic incest
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Jenny Edkins

drinking and bring him home, and her work as a young girl in the Lancashire cotton mills. After her mother died, at the age of 48, the family moved to the seaside town of Lytham St Annes. Mary also died relatively young, nursed by my grandmother through a long illness, and Martha died in childbirth. Annie married a Catholic, and bore four surviving children, one of whom is my godmother and still lives in Lytham, where I was born, with her children and grandchildren. The only one of my grandmother’s siblings I met was Uncle John, who, until his death, lived in the

in Change and the politics of certainty