Language is crucial to understanding societies. It’s crucial to recognising the ecological, social, political, and economic conditions in which we live. We use language to frame problems, formulate solutions, negotiate, and communicate political and economic pitfalls.
Language is interaction that can accelerate action. But language is also performance, and performances can be used to distract from inaction, to avoid action, or postpone it, as much as to accelerate it.
And language is what we focus on in this second series of the language and power podcast.