Lately, I have been thinking about the difference between “blessed” and “lucky.” While both are important in at least that they recognize things happen beyond a person’s own agency, both have completely different meanings and larger suggestions and both vastly… Read More ›
hidden power of words series
In this series, I dig deep and look at the fuller meanings and consequences of everyday diction.
“Traditional” embodies indirect notions of who should have power.
Questions ultimately come down to philosophical debates.
“Students” or “Citizens” of Colleges and Universities (Working Thoughts): – Hidden Power of Words Series, #17
In a continuation of the hidden power of words series, AJP suggests that we think about “students” as “citizens” of academic communities.
A couple of days ago I had a conversation with a Facebook friend and colleague, Professor Eric Anthony Grollman (check out his webpage and his collaborative blog, Conditionally Accepted). He had a post suggesting that we all needed to stop using “you… Read More ›
Have you ever stopped to consider how much information is embodied and compacted into the words “Women” and “Men” and their synonyms? Not just information per se but powerful stereotypes and assumptions that embody a whole dictionary of meaning, even… Read More ›
This particular blog has been on my “to write” list for months. Historians frequently get labeled as “history buffs.” It happens to me at least several times a month. But, any Academic Historian or any individual who takes the study of… Read More ›