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February 2, 2009

Obama as the Key Example of Globalization

The Yale Global Online published an interesting post entitled “Obama Is the Key Example of Globalization” by Nury Vittachi. He points to

“the mix of countries that combine forces in what he calls the “miracle of globalization,” creating innovative technology, diverse media, favorite foods, iconic events and even a US president”


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T-Shirts without Children’s Exploitation

Anthropologists for Obama Made in U.S.A to avoid child’s exploitation…According to the designers’ website:

“we made sure that all the shirts that we sell here at … are made in the USA – to avoid exploitation of child labor and other forms of abuse in overseas sweatshop factories”

Anthropologist Analyzes Obama’s Speech

In a recent interview in U.S. News and World Report, Jennifer Jackson, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto, brought a linguistic perspective to discussions on Barack Obama’s “race and unity” speech by analyzing his oratorial strategies.

Jackson, whose research focuses on political oratory and rhetoric in the U.S. and in transitioning democracies in Africa, responded to questions about the “noticeable elements of the African-American church sermon” in Obama’s stump speeches and offered a cross-cultural perspective on political speeches from her research in Africa. She also discussed the speech styles and strategies of Hillary Clinton, John McCain, John Kerry and George Bush.

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