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Communication Technologies: Their Evolution and Impact on Writing and Anthropology

People tend to attribute advancements in science and technology to the (positive) effects and influence of macro-actors, such as imperialism, capitalism, industrialization and globalization. However, in reality, the emergence and existence of these entities is usually taken for granted: it … Continue reading Communication Technologies: Their Evolution and Impact on Writing and Anthropology

Political Anthropology: Russian Imperialism and the War in Ukraine

The only active conflict in Europe today, the war in Ukraine, has been “on a low simmer”[1] since 2015. A recently unexpected military build-up on the Russo-Ukrainian border has raised concerns around the globe not just about the beginning of … Continue reading Political Anthropology: Russian Imperialism and the War in Ukraine

Why NAFTA Has Not Improved the Mexican Economy or Lessened Immigration of Undocumented Mexicans to the U.S.?

The ‘traditional’ modernization theory claims that nations progress through similar stages of development where today’s developing countries are now in a similar economic situation as once was experienced by the modern industrial giants. Following this logic, through the common path … Continue reading Why NAFTA Has Not Improved the Mexican Economy or Lessened Immigration of Undocumented Mexicans to the U.S.?

Québécois Nationalism: Its History and Federal Government’s Responses

In light of the recent 40th and 25th anniversaries of Quebec’s two referendums on sovereignty, which marked the tensest moments in Canada’s modern history, it is imperative to recount the past struggles of the country’s distinct society as well as … Continue reading Québécois Nationalism: Its History and Federal Government’s Responses

The Significance and Dangers of FGM and Its Recent Spike in Kenya

“The female circumciser, an older woman whom Tracy recognized as a member of a neighboring community of the Rendille tribe of northern Kenya, approached the space between the girl’s legs with a newly purchased razor blade in hand. Tracy watched … Continue reading The Significance and Dangers of FGM and Its Recent Spike in Kenya

The Family Life of Working-Class Canadiens during the 1930s and early 1940s

Family life of Canadiens in the 1930s and early 1940s was marked by a rigid gendered division of labor. This was an immutable natural law: while a male identity depended upon his ability to materially ‘support’ his wife and children, … Continue reading The Family Life of Working-Class Canadiens during the 1930s and early 1940s

The Roots and Consequences of the Anti-U.S. Sentiments in Cuba and Nicaragua

The American desire to dominate the Western Hemisphere through the political and economic intrusions in Latin American nations, the incessant economic stagnation, and the weak, corrupted political institutions- all led to the naissance of the strong anti-U.S. sentiment and the … Continue reading The Roots and Consequences of the Anti-U.S. Sentiments in Cuba and Nicaragua