Questions ultimately come down to philosophical debates.
hidden power of words series
In this series, I dig deep and look at the fuller meanings and consequences of everyday diction.
“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 ›
bell hooks continues to transform my thinking and understanding of all things related to critical theory and History. I have completely fallen in love with her conceptualization of the White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy. Yesterday I was listening to this talk (which is excellent!)… Read More ›
One part of the oral portion of my comprehensive exams back in May 2013 has stayed with me (“haunted” you could say!) more than any other: Discuss the government as a plural noun and as a singular noun. At first… Read More ›
Do you refer to the United States’s birth by saying “Happy 4th of July!” or “Happy Independence Day!”? If you are like most, you have probably almost always thought of today as the 4th of July. As Bruce Martin points out… Read More ›