. Sarazen and Hagen in particular were from working-class backgrounds – something that, in Moss’s ( 2001 ) view, fuelled golf’s popularity among the public even with the relative shortage of public courses. Of course, golf remained deeply stratified in terms of who could participate at this time. Non-whites were generally barred from playing, including on the PGA Tour. In one of the more striking cases in point, in the early 1920s Joseph Bartholomew was denied access to Metairie Golf Club in New

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of their environmental impact – in the interest of aligning supply and demand. Indeed, Hueber and Worzala quote Joe Beditz, president and CEO of the NGF, as saying, “the problem of oversupply will fix itself once the industry loses some 1,500 to 2,000 golf courses” (Hueber and Worzala, 2010 : 8). Yet the golf industry has evidently chosen the opposite tactic: to reinvigorate the popularity of the game through a formal PR programme. In 2000, ‘Golf 20/20’ was launched by a group of allied golf

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aware of this? Surely, too, he is aware of how such imitation of mannerisms, costumes, dialogue and poses is the most ordinary result of a film’s popularity? If the meta-exemplarity occurs at all, surely it must occur through and after the ordinary kind? We might (might!), on reflection, see that there is more to C. K. Dexter Haven than charm

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medical pluralism and the search for hegemony

particularly adopted by middle-class families was to pay a pre-determined fee for general medical cover. The popularity of such self-help strategies underlines the fact that despite efforts made in some quarters, a national medical welfare system failed to emerge before the Civil War. 8 Only maternity was covered by national social protection after 1931 and only after hard negotiation. 9 Although it would be too simplistic to say

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policy was sometimes selectively deployed. This shows, above all, how the British sought to manipulate their self-image in relation to the racial politics of the island, in ways that flexibly prioritised their own interests. Despite the fact that that the ZMA had originally been a British idea, and irrespective of the Association’s subsequent popularity and success, the Colonial Medical Service showed

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television operations’.5 For broadcasters, sport is an ideal lead-offering, due to its popularity. The new commercial operators have recognised this. Murdoch added, ‘sport absolutely overpowers film and everything else in the entertainment genre and football, of all sports, is number one’ (World Soccer 1997). The introduction of new broadcasting technology greatly changed the English football broadcasting market. In the 1987–1988 season the rights for live league football were sold for £3.1 million (Spink and Morris 2000: 167). In 1988, British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB

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Reading Close Combat

, of conflict. Of all the game-fictions selected as primary examples in this study, Close Combat is the least likely to be an instantly recognisable brand name even to those who spend their leisure time staring at a computer monitor. Its relative popularity as a games franchise might be indicated by the longevity of a series that had seen five episodes released by the year 2000, but it has hardly become a household name in the same way that Half-Life, Tomb Raider, or SimCity have. Its profile even among other real-time strategy games, itself an extremely popular sub

in More than a game
Israel and a Palestinian state

militant elements of the Islamic opposition, there is still the risk that suicide bombers and their assassinated leaders would become religious martyrs and their invocation of violent means to liberate Palestinians from Israeli occupation would generate greater popularity for Hamas and Islamic Jihad within the Palestinian political community. The call by a leading Fatah official for inclusion of

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, particularly as it was expressed through the actions and attitudes of trained professional nurses. The power and popularity of their writings was such that the detachment and inhumanity of some military hospital nurses has acquired the status of myth. Bagnold’s own contribution to the myth is a particularly powerful one. The image she offers of the military discipline she encountered at the Royal Herbert Hospital is one that stays with the reader long after her laconic and deftly written text has been left behind. She writes of a new sister, who ‘is absolutely without

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Emergency nursing in the Indian Mutiny

-century military history’, from Eliza Fay’s account of captivity at the hands of Hyder Ali, published 1817, through to Lady Sale’s account of the retreat from Afghanistan in the 1840s, those of the Crimea in 1856 and then the diaries produced by the ladies of Lucknow in 1857–58.20 An explanation in part for this popularity is provided by Robert Fothergill, who argues that ‘diary-writing, as a conventional habit 24 Lady amateurs and gentleman professionals among persons of culture’ reached its apogee in the mid-Victorian era; a time at which the values of Empire and society

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