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Cleared and Present: Danger in the Personnel Security Clearance System

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dc.contributor.advisor Gusterson, Hugh Deutscher, Martha Louise
dc.creator Deutscher, Martha Louise 2014-12 2015-03-24T19:39:25Z 2015-03-24T19:39:25Z 2015-03-24
dc.description.abstract This dissertation critically examines the Personnel Security Clearance System, the process by which the federal government incorporates individuals into secret national security work, and how individuals experience the process. The study investigates the phenomenology of the U.S. secrecy system, paying particular attention to the ways in which security clearance practices discipline and transform individuals who are subject to them. The study elucidates the relationship between individual bodies and state power as articulated in the personnel security clearance process--through the voices of the system's participants. Tracing the circuit of the culture of the security clearance process from the moment of its production, through revision and rearticulation, allows insight into the multiple layers of meanings that are embedded in and extracted from the way we think about the personnel security clearance process, national security, patriotism and the state.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2014 Martha Louise Deutscher en_US
dc.subject clearance en_US
dc.subject federal en_US
dc.subject personnel en_US
dc.subject secret en_US
dc.subject security en_US
dc.title Cleared and Present: Danger in the Personnel Security Clearance System en_US
dc.type Dissertation en PhD in Cultural Studies en_US Doctoral en Cultural Studies en George Mason University en

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