Around fifty million people in the European Union speak one of its sixty regional and minority languages. In a world – and particularly a Europe – that feels increasingly dominated by those who seek to bully and homogenise, are fragments of linguistic and cultural identities something to shore against our ruin?Sign in to read more
Rhian E. Jones writes on history, politics, and popular culture. She is the author of Clampdown: Pop-Cultural Wars on Class and Gender (zero, 2013); Petticoat Heroes: Gender, Culture and Popular Protest (University of Wales Press, 2015); Triptych: Three Studies of Manic Street Preachers' The Holy Bible; and co-editor of Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them (Repeater, 2017). Her blog is Velvet Coalmine.