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Political Anthropology: Power Dynamics of the United States and United Kingdom ‘Special Relationship’

What is the “Special Relationship”?   The Special Relationship is a well-known term to denote the reciprocal relations between the US and the UK, following the declaration of American independence from Great Britain at the end of the 18th century. … Continue reading Political Anthropology: Power Dynamics of the United States and United Kingdom ‘Special Relationship’

Feminist Anthropology

Feminist Critics on the Androcentric Bias in Anthropology

“We are not born women, we become them.” Le deuxième sexe, Simone Beauvoir Coined by the French philosopher and social theorist—also a pioneer of modern feminism—this renowned phrase represented a striking transformation in the established ideas of female identity, sex … Continue reading Feminist Critics on the Androcentric Bias in Anthropology

A Palestinian woman argues with an Israeli border policeman in the West Bank.

History: Sheikh Jarrah and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A tiny neighbourhood in East Jerusalem has become the latest emblem in the ongoing struggle for Palestinian independence. It is one defining moment in the sea of many in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a timeline of violence and struggle for Palestinians. … Continue reading History: Sheikh Jarrah and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict