To mark the centenary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, Anthropology News is turning an anthropological eye on voting and voting rights.
What does anthropology tell us about suffrage movements at different times and in different places? What voting rights struggles persist? From linguistic analyses of campaign rhetoric to media manipulation and disinformation, we invite you to consider voting and elections past and present in this issue.
Language access provisions to expand language minority voters’ access to the polls are not only about political participation. They also reveal the reproduction of white public space and white supremacy in US electoral practices.