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Language and Power Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals During this article, Carol Cohn talks about her experience with defense intellectuals who use technostrategic discourse when talking about nuclear things. In the article, Cohn learns to speak the “secret” language of these men and learns that she herself even takes human lives out of the reference point after learning their language. Most of the words used in their speech were acronyms, which were fun to say; racy, sexy, and snappy. Some of the Terms: Collateral Damage Damage limitation weapon Clean Bombs Peacekeeper Strategic Stability Countervalue Attacks The Christmas Tree Farm Video: The U.S. Killing Protesters in Iran? o The Aliens Have Landed! In this article, Banu Subramaniam expresses how environmental writers see any
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Unformatted text preview: species that enters the country for the first time as alien or exotic. Also throughout the article one sees the similarities in writings of foreign plants and that of foreign people, caused by the concept of xenophobia. Alien plant and animal movements are described with the same metaphor of illegal, unwelcome, and unlawful entry. Humans focus less on the degradation of habitats and more on foreign plants and animals as the main issue. Another main point with regards to immigration is how white Americans see themselves as natives, when we all descended from another place. Videos: The Immigration Debate o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhEl6HdfqWM Good: Immigration o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3JToii4Aq4...
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2009 for the course WGS Wgs 210 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '09 term at N.C. State.

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