Tag: public discourse

Reclaiming “Allahu Akbar” from Semantic Pejoration

Adam Hodges , August 1st, 2018


Allāhu akbar, the Arabic phrase meaning “God is the greatest,” has gained connotations in US public discourse that differ vastly from its meaning among Muslims. Understanding this process…


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Anthropology in an Age of ‘Dangerous Nonsense’ (Part 1)

Ryan , June 4th, 2017


In the waning moments of 2016, one man, armed with an AR-15 and “information” about a conspiracy related to Hilary Clinton, walked into a DC pizza parlor hell…


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