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“[…] they are significant, binding words in certain activities and their interpretation; they are significant, indicative words in certain forms of thought. Certain uses bound together, certain ways of seeing culture and society, not least in these two most general words.”

Raymond Williams in Keywords (1983)

The “Keywords Project” continues the mapping of cultural keywords begun by Williams and provides a comprehensive website, including a searcheable database. It is an initiative of an independent group of scholars working in collaboration with the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh.