A well-known module in the repertory of contention is the boycott. Carol MacLennan (1994:61) argues that anthropologists could provide insight to the forms of participation as well as access and barriers to democratic participation by investigating how impediments to involvement are erected in specific settings, where they come from, and how they remain powerful obstacles to citizen involvement in political life. In the last chapter we saw some of those impediments at work in the industrialization process in a hospital.