What's in a name?

IB English A: Language & Literature: What's in a name?

The names we use to designate groups can be politically charged and ideologically motivated. Naming can be a way of controlling a group. By assuming that every member shares the same common traits, or by focusing on certain traits only, individuals are flattened or reduced. Names that one group holds for another change as attitudes change. Today, a debate is raging in Europe about what to call the group of people referred...


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