Once a month, I share some of what I’ve been reading.
A truly excellent linguistic-anthropology take on #MeToo: “When ‘me too’ moves from co-oxygenated communication to digital communication, the hashtag draws on its power as the second pair-part of an atypical adjacency pair and transforms into a resource for thousands…”
Why do colleges and universities continue to rely on course evaluations? A new study (of the ‘duh’ variety) finds that giving students cookies impacts evaluations.
Men talking over their female colleagues is nothing new. Sure, the US President typifies it, but seriously: this was just an average Tuesday.
And speaking of gender, women do a lot of the conversational “shitwork” in intimate relationships. (Also not new – this is based on research started in the ’70s.)
“…I was also hearing something else beyond the mess or in the mess. I was listening to the sound of machinery: the clunk, clunk that was telling me that inefficiency is not just about the failure of things to work properly but can be how things are working. In other words, I began to realise that inefficiency was not just about errors in an operating system; errors can be an operating system.” –Sara Ahmed
To round off the new year, a look at ‘Latinx’ and its history.