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Advocating for Archaeology’s New Purpose

Archaeologists can help communities retake what colonialism and racism tried to erase through a new goal of “archaeological reclamation.”

The following individuals co-authored this essay: Lindsay M. Montgomery (University of Toronto), Anna S. Agbe-Davies (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Craig Cipolla (Tufts University), Stephen Mrozowski (University of Massachusetts, Boston), Nate Acebo (University of Connecticut), Stacey Camp (Michigan State University), Wade Campbell (Boston University), Edward Gonzalez Tennant (University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley), Alexandra Jones (Archaeology in the Community), Carol McDavid (Community Archaeology Research Institute), Alicia Odewale (University of Tulsa), Emily Van Alst (University of Indiana), William A. White (University of California, Berkeley).

Towards an Anthropology of Surveillance

With the rapid growth of metadata and political and corporate surveillance in America during the last two decades, anthropologists Roberto J. González and David H. Price—long-time contributors to CounterPunch—have been studying the impacts and implications of these developments. Both Price and González recently published books that critically examine surveillance in the United States (Price’s The American Surveillance State: How the U.S. Spies on Dissent and González’s War Virtually: The Quest to Automate Conflict, Militarize Data, and Predict the Future). Below are excerpts from an extended conversation between the two on the cultural, military, and political dimensions of surveillance, technology, culture, and power.

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What Is Linguistic Anthropology?

Linguistic anthropologists study language in context, revealing how people’s ways of communicating and expressing themselves interact with human culture, history, politics, identity, and much more.

WHAT IS LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY?

Linguistic anthropology examines the relationships between language, culture, and society.

Linguistic anthropologists regard language as a form of social action. In other words, we explore how language is one of the ways people create and sustain cultural beliefs, relationships, and identities. As a means of expression and an expressive practice, language fashions most aspects of the human experience—from the pronouns we use to the political rhetoric we hear.

Because language and culture influence one another, linguistic anthropologists analyze grammatical forms and communicative practices to understand how language shapes thought. Even subtle linguistic choices—such as the decision to put a “the” in front of a word—can shape people’s inferences, memories, and judgments. The ways people use and learn language in everyday contexts also significantly impacts creativity, perception, and cognition.


 

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