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Use of ‘N-word’ subject of talk, October 13

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Rhonda Dugan of California State University, Bakersfield

Rhonda Dugan of California State University, Bakersfield, will present “‘Yeah, Cuz Everybody Uses It’: College Student Use and Interpretation of the N-Word” at 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 13, in Schroeder Hall 104. The talk is part of the Sociology and Anthropology Research Series.

In her research, Dugan conducted a series of interviews with students from different racial-ethnic backgrounds who attend university in the San Joaquin Valley region of California. Her work uncovered “intriguing patterns among interviewees that vary by racial-ethnic background for use/nonuse” of the N-word. Dugan will discuss how students employ strategies to manage where, when, why, how, and with whom they say the word.

For additional information, contact the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at (309) 438-2159.

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