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.?

Painting of Sequoyah (circa 1770–1843), inventor of the Cherokee syllabary.

Unpacking Linguistic Imperialism and Protecting Indigenous Languages

Linguistic imperialism refers to prejudicial or oppressive treatment based on how an individual uses language (such as accents, phrasing, code-switching, loan words, and colloquialisms). Examples of this can be seen in specific work settings, education systems, and marketing. Members of … Continue reading Unpacking Linguistic Imperialism and Protecting Indigenous Languages

U.S. Border Wall Fence separating United States and Mexico

The Anthropological Study of Borderlands, Border Crossing, and Geographic Conflict

Introduction to the Anthropology of Borders Cultures can often be understood most clearly when they are juxtaposed with others. In anthropology, understanding the different ways that cultures inhabit and reflexively shape geographic territories is a common pursuit. One of the … Continue reading The Anthropological Study of Borderlands, Border Crossing, and Geographic Conflict