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15) This can be explained by the fact that, while all gays and lesbians over the age of 65 grew up within the prevailing discourse of the pre-gay liberation era, some began to understand and identify themselves as gay or lesbian before the ascendence of gay liberation and thus according to the recipes of this stigmatizing discourse, while others did so during the ascendence of gay liberation and hence within and through its discursive properties.
In his recent essay "When Class Disappears" American culture critic Thomas Frank explains how the ascendence of what he calls the "lifestyle" revolution has overwhelmed and completely subsumed labour (and/or class) struggle in the United States in the last few years.
Unilab and much of the state's health services sector are rebounding after nearly a decade of shrinking margins brought on by the ascendence of managed care.
Indeed, the neurosciences, and the study of brain-behavior relationships in general, have done much to bring about the recent ascendence of the biological perspective in psychology.
The second half of the book explains how and why the Allies were able to gain ascendence in the four zones that Overy identifies.
Stocking, then wasted muscles and skeleton: Forms - in time - for slumbering legs to defend, A thigh's trusted embellishment, The secret of the knees' ascendence (18/16)(7)
But surely, in her writing, Sarton was not simply creating a myth about herself (as writers do) but also was revealing an equally valid best side, the one she wished could have been in ascendence throughout her life.
Such contrasts would have been even further enriched by analyses of Islamic fundamentalism in the already "Islamic" Saudi Arabia, the recent emergence of the Taliban's particularly absolutist version of Islam in Afghanistan, and the ascendence in June 1996 of the (Islamist) Welfare Party in Turkey, and the increasing pragmatism of its leader and current Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan.
2) Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel (1681) was only one of many royalist works that transferred the symbolic aura of King David to Charles II during the Exclusion Crisis, and Defoe's Jure Divino (1706) was one of a long series of Whig publications that compared King William's ascendence over the Catholic James II to David's royal succession at the expense of the unrighteous Saul.
The ascendence of the placental metaphor in the case of Ca) philosophy suggested that (a) philosophy was an organism, especially if its heredity resembles the structure we outlined above, but the literary "oeuvre" is more figuratively mechanical (it is constructed of "elements de transmission, reservoirs, soupapes et bielles") despite the fact that it can "vivre .
The ascendence of this interpretation of events was assured in 1914 when D.
Paul Boltz, in his article in this volume, discusses the ascendence of economics and economists as subjects of media interest.