Bernard Perley, visiting lecturer

Homepage image by Bernard Perley© 2018

From article of Anthropology "Lewis Henry Morgan" Going Native May 23, 2018

Click here to see the article in Anthropology News website. Cite as: Perley, Bernard. 2018. “Lewis Henry Morgan.”May 23, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/AN.874

Bernard Perley is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he teaches courses in linguistic anthropology and American Indian studies. He will be a visiting lecturer during fall term 2018 and will be teaching the following courses:

ANTH 04 - Peoples and Cultures of Native North America (CULT) - 11 -
The course provides an introduction to the peoples and cultures of Native North America. A single indigenous group (nation) from different "culture areas" is highlighted to emphasize particular forms of economy, social organization, and spirituality. The course focuses on the more traditional American Indian cultures that existed before the establishment of Western domination, as well as on the more recent native culture history and modern-day economic, sociopolitical and cultural continuity, change, and revitalization

ANTH 50.09 - Language and Power (CULT) - 2 -
The dictum that “a language is a dialect with an army and a navy” suggests that what counts as a legitimate language can be a political as much as a linguistic designation. It further suggests that the power relations between social groups can be at least in part constructed through language. This course examines how institutions and ideologies link language to structures of power and domination from daily conversation to nation building through ethnographic comparison.