Language, Power, Identity

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Explores how identity is a process of “becoming” rather than a mode of “being" by examining how speakers enact their gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, and socioeconomic class through everyday conversations, narratives, performances, literacy activities, and public debates. Also explores the moral and political consequences of people's identification strategies by examining how their beliefs about language reinforce or contest normative power structures. Readings on the relationship between bilingual education and accent discrimination, multilingualism and youth counterculture, migration and code-switching, media and religious publics, linguistic nationalism and xenophobia, and literacy and neo/liberalism in different areas of the world.

Course Information

ANTH-UA 16

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Sonia Das
MW: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 25W4 C-20
1
Maria Lechtarova
MW: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 25W4 C-20