Evo Morales, Climate Change, and the Restrictions of Colonization

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

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Sociopolitical Anthropology: Uribism and its Relationship to Broader Colombian Politics

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

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Anthropology: History and Philosophy of the Communist Manifesto

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

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Commodity Fetishism and Power in the Bolivian Mines

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