The `impressionable' group cited by The Times occupies this role as a discursive legitimator
of increased media regulation, but, characteristically, it is not made clear who this group is.
The history of science, its errors as well as its successes, its peculiar obsessions and its ideological role as a legitimator
of the social order, cannot be understood unless we recognize that scientists can only approach the world in ways which are shaped by their own class perspectives and their assumptions as predominantly white males in a racist and patriarchal society.
In the coming period, I would expect to see--for reasons already given--a still greater increase in the number of radical teachers, a rise in the amount of academic repression (primarily by university administrators and to a lesser degree by the government), and--as a result of both--a continued weakening of the university's role as a legitimator
of capitalist ideology.
"One danger for us," she declared in her 1973 keynote address, "is that we may become legitimators
of society's commonly held values.
(23) Beck argues that the "institutions of industrial society become the producers and legitimators
of threats which they cannot control." (24) In other words, the traditional ways of dealing with the new risks do not lead to their annihilation but instead contribute to legitimizing their existence.
Including these views could provide additional evidence of uptake of one discourse over the other; however, the sectors chosen play key roles in the social construction and maintenance of environmental issues - either as representatives of environmental-ism, legitimators
of claims (science) or gatekeepers of policy - and are thus likely to provide a reasonable assessment of environmental justice language in the wider debate.
Cawson, at this point, argues that "...corporatist system entails a change in the role of political parties from representative and interest aggregating bodies to legitimators
of policy generated in the corporate sector of interest representation." (1978: 185).
Solar deities, above all Amun-Re, are shown to be the most important of the king's legitimators
, though any such conclusions may be insecure due to the possibly unrepresentative contexts and findspots of the monuments.
Some such discourse is indicated in the work of people like Giroux and Britzman through the suggestion that the learning goals of institutions can be legitimators
and/or facilitators of social belonging and identity discourse.
Key ACM legitimators
from mental health and the legal profession helped develop ideas about "brainwashing" and "mind control" in a more acceptable manner.