In the latest interview in the book series, Dr. Norma Mendoza-Denton, UCLA Anthropology Professor, discusses her highly anticipated, co-edited book Language in the Trump Era: Scandals and Emergencies that examines the power of language and how President Trump has used it to further his agenda.
0:00 – Intro
1:15 – What made you decide to do a book on language in the Trump era?
2:14 – What is the power of language?
5:44 – How has Trump’s language regarding women, Latinos, Muslims, LGBTQ+ impacted society?
10:04 – What is the impact of social media and 24-hour news cycle on spreading narratives?
12:40 – What do these narratives say about Trump and those who agree with him?
19:06 – Why is this an essential book to pick up right now?
To learn more, check out Dr. Mendoza-Denton’s book Language in the Trump Era: Scandals and Emergencies.
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