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Political Anthropology: Power Dynamics of the United States and United Kingdom ‘Special Relationship’

What is the “Special Relationship”?   The Special Relationship is a well-known term to denote the reciprocal relations between the US and the UK, following the declaration of American independence from Great Britain at the end of the 18th century. … Continue reading Political Anthropology: Power Dynamics of the United States and United Kingdom ‘Special Relationship’

Painting of Sequoyah (circa 1770–1843), inventor of the Cherokee syllabary.

Unpacking Linguistic Imperialism and Protecting Indigenous Languages

Linguistic imperialism refers to prejudicial or oppressive treatment based on how an individual uses language (such as accents, phrasing, code-switching, loan words, and colloquialisms). Examples of this can be seen in specific work settings, education systems, and marketing. Members of … Continue reading Unpacking Linguistic Imperialism and Protecting Indigenous Languages