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

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.?

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

Origin of Surveillance Technology and its Unforseen Consequences in Society

The rapid increase of surveillance technologies during the Cold War, which was stimulated by national security’s preoccupations, did not bring a hoped-for superior social order. Instead, it helped to bring about the rise of a surveillance state in which Orwellian … Continue reading Origin of Surveillance Technology and its Unforseen Consequences in Society