Linguistic Anthropology

The study of language has been part of anthropology since the discipline started in the 1ate 1870s. This site is a place for linguistic anthropologists to post their work and discuss important events and trends in the field.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Human geography and political campaigning

BLDGBLOG has a very interesting piece on the treatment of urban versus rural landscapes in US political discourse. Despite the fact that about 83% of Americans live in metropolitan areas, rural areas are frequently evoked as "authentically" American and opposed to "elite" urban areas. BLDGBLOG suggests that a political focus on "authentic" (rural) America is therefore "questionable at best."
My point here is not that we should just swap landscapes in order to be in touch with the majority of the American population – going to this city instead of to that town, visiting this urban football team instead of that rural hockey league, stopping by this popular Asian restaurant instead of that pie-filled diner (though I would be very interested to explore this hypothesis). I simply want to point out that political campaigning in the United States seems almost deliberately to take place in a landscape that no longer has genuine relevance to the majority of U.S. citizens.

It's well worth a read.

Labels: , ,


Blogger TravisJossen said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

2:22 AM  
Blogger TravisJossen said...

To be in contact with most of the American populace – heading off to this city rather than to that town, going to this urban football group rather than that rustic hockey alliance, ceasing by this well known Asian eatery rather than that pie-filled cafe (however I would be exceptionally intrigued to investigate this theory). I basically need to call attention and writemyessay that political battling in the United States appears to be intentionally to occur in a scene that no longer has authentic significance to the lion's share of U.S.

2:23 AM  
Blogger Megan Martin said...

I would like to say that I have done post-graduation in social sciences from the University of Strathclyde. I am a research writer and work with Assignment Help providers, I love to write about human geography and this post is useful for me to get new ideas.

3:06 AM  
Blogger Adameve said...

Thanks for this article. It contains the information i was searching for and you have also explained it well. We are also a service provider that deal in the assignment writing help sector. So, the students struggling to write their college assignments can opt for our online assignment help and can get a quality assignment written from us.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Jack harry said...

I am glad to have visited this site. It is a well-designed site and also contains useful information for the visitors. We are a web portal where students check & write reviews for assignments related websites. Here you can check Allassignmenthelp reviews .

12:34 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We are seemingly on top among the couple of online paper composing administrations which offer you legitimate, standard expositions kept in touch with your particular individual necessities. DissertationPalace

4:57 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home