Petty Nationalism and the Right’s War on Language

This post was submitted by Phillip M. Carter, an associate professor of linguistics at Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute The French Revolutionaries, compelled as they were by their own notion of égalité, put forth a radical idea: eliminate social inequality by giving all French citizens access to the French language. A common language, disseminated … Continue reading Petty Nationalism and the Right’s War on Language

The Remarkable Paradox of Militant Christians

This post was submitted by Alice Beck Kehoe, professor of anthropology, emerita, at Marquette University. Steve Bannon, Breitbart News. Standoff of a man, his sons and fellows against encroachment on his land. Christian Warriors Battling for America. What would Jesus do? For 5,000 years and counting, speakers of Indo-European languages––that’s English––have spoken a macho line of … Continue reading The Remarkable Paradox of Militant Christians

Human Rights in an Age of Immorality and Unreason

This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights (CfHR), now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Tricia Redeker Hepner, former chair of the CfHR and current chair of MPAAC.  It’s a cold, wintery day … Continue reading Human Rights in an Age of Immorality and Unreason

Advice From the Frontlines: DC-Based Human Rights Defenders

This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights (CfHR), now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Jennifer Burrell, PhD, University at Albany SUNY following a CfHR roundtable at the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting featuring DC-based human … Continue reading Advice From the Frontlines: DC-Based Human Rights Defenders