Colonization was not an inevitable process, rather an important historical process that shaped the global order. The intersectional relationships between colonization, economic power, and socio-political framework, created an institutional foundation of social inequalities against Indigenous peoples. Colonization set off a … Continue reading Evo Morales, Climate Change, and the Restrictions of Colonization
Uribism is the political ideology around the Colombian ex-president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, who governed the country from 2002 to 2010. In 2010, Mr Uribe nominated to the presidency a member of his own committee, Juan Manuel Santos, but Santos would … Continue reading Sociopolitical Anthropology: Uribism and its Relationship to Broader Colombian Politics
Origins of the Manifesto and Communist Ideology Karl Marx (1818-83) and Friedrich Engels (1820-95) wrote The Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) to trace the history of human progress. They believed that the transition from capitalism to communism would mark … Continue reading Anthropology: History and Philosophy of the Communist Manifesto
Commodity fetishism implies that relationships are less about people, and more about things. In a world that is increasingly connected through products and devices, we are also met with disconnected social relationships and intensified global inequalities. Through this lens, this … Continue reading Commodity Fetishism and Power in the Bolivian Mines
Introduction Every year during the holiday season, I remember believing in Santa Claus and making a wish list of things I wanted for Christmas and giving it to my parents. Now that I’m an adult, I now know that it … Continue reading Why Has Christmas Become Such a Consumerist Holiday in America?
Sociology has been a sector of science since the 1800s, but people have been producing and reproducing sociology from the beginning of time. People make inferences about the organization of society every day. Intellectuals constantly create discourse about the … Continue reading Famous Figures in Sociology and Their Theories
My story is far from being original. On the contrary, my story is that of the vast majority of women who, like me, have been or are waitresses. Since the age of 16, I have worked in four different restaurants in … Continue reading Sexism in Service: My Story of Being a Feminist and a Waitress in 2021