Monthly Archives: January 2014

Habits of the rich: Rationalizing inequality

One striking aspect of contemporary life in the United States (and indeed in many other countries), is the level of material inequality that exists.┬áSuch blatant and materially important inequalities demand explanation. Questions like “why do I live in such wealth

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Posted in Language and social class, Media discourse and media bias

Are you even listening to me?: Miscommunication and the performance of attention

We spend a lot of time talking everyday, much of this in face-to-face communication (yes, even in spite of the rise of digital technologies). When we do so, we rely on the cooperation of another person. One way we expect

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Posted in Language and gender, Linguistic diversity, Miscommunication and communication difficulties

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