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University of Dayton

Sociology of Culture

2010

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Keywords: What's An Advocate To Do With The Words She's Given?, Marilyn Fischer Oct 2010

Keywords: What's An Advocate To Do With The Words She's Given?, Marilyn Fischer

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I was ecstatic when i read Donna Gabaccia's discussion of "keywords." There is a name for this? People really write books about it? I was thrilled to learn that people do systematically what I, in a bumbling sort of way, dabble with. For the past few years, I have kept a "phrase file," entering what Gabaccia calls "central and evocative terms," along with instances of their use that I happen upon while doing other things (Gabaccia, "Nations of Immigrants" 6). Every once in a while, I check in with JSTOR, Reader's Guide Retrospective, and Google Books. I am ...