Remembering cancelled women

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Abstract

There is a lot of talk about “cancel culture” these days. For instance, we are told that Dr Seuss recently got cancelled because his name was not mentioned during some minor speech by the US president. However, what the omission – and the brouhaha that followed – have achieved is to bring Dr Seuss to the attention of a wider audience than he might have had before the so-called cancellation.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
PublisherLanguage on the move
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2021

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Keywords

  • 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
  • 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)

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