Portfolio Category: Communication

How we teach, learn, share, barter, steal, warn, court, threaten, trade and of course, just talk. This is Communication. At Polyhistoria, one of our favorite things is to examine the informal, creative, street-level iterations of Communication from around the globe.

Domination and the Arts of Resistance

Domination and the Arts of Resistance

Confrontations between the powerless and the powerful are laden with deception – the powerless feign deference and the powerful subtly assert their mastery. Peasants, serfs, untouchables, slaves, laborers, prisoners, and ...
Strategic Political Communication

Strategic Political Communication

The goal of this class is to teach students to be effective observers of political communicators in the public sphere. By analyzing the relationship between political actors, communication channels, and ...
Lost In Translation (Socio-Linguistics)

Lost In Translation (Socio-Linguistics)

This class follows our familiar words and conversations into unfamiliar territory. It takes learners on a journey to distant lands to study the relationship between language and culture and how ...