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Lawrence Busch

Lawrence Busch is University Distinguished Professor in the Center for the Study of Standards and Society in the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University.

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Recipes for Reality

Standards are the means by which we construct realities. There are established standards for professional accreditation, the environment, consumer products, animal welfare, the acceptable stress for highway bridges, healthcare, education—for almost everything. We are surrounded by a vast array of standards, many of which we take for granted but each of which has been and continues to be the subject of intense negotiation.