Counteracting Educational Failure

Typically, schools with a high proportion of poor pupils perform badly in comparison to schools with affluent pupils. There are many external facts that affect achievement: wealth, culture, overcrowding, illness, parental attitudes, etc., all of which are nearly impossible for schools to change. As such, if the factors that cause underachievement cannot be changed, how … Continue reading Counteracting Educational Failure

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Anthropology of Cars

If there is a something common to over one billion people, and, at the very least, known to the rest of us, it is only necessary that said activity is a topic for anthropological endeavour. The methodical use and variety of cars now symbolise something more than transport – something bigger than ourselves - which … Continue reading Anthropology of Cars

Are societies becoming more unequal, and is that a bad thing?

To write “more” one implies that there are already inequalities within multiple societies – and to determine whether or not these are “bad” or good, we must begin to assess the public discourse on these pre-existing inequalities, and what they mean for us all. Gender, the most salient construction by which we live, is a … Continue reading Are societies becoming more unequal, and is that a bad thing?

World Systems

The transmutation of colonialism to neo-colonialism is based upon a cyclical nature of hegemonic structures that assure capitalist domination. For this reason, however, we can be sure that this economic system is nearing the end of its days. The World Systems Theory proposes that much of the wealth of core countries first originated from colonialism. … Continue reading World Systems

Radicalism

When we speak of radicalism in any field of philosophy or politics, it is with the intent of complete reform relative to the current status-quo. In essence, what certifies an aspect of social refurbishment to felt needed, or craved, and why is that so radical in the first instance? Radicalism is the complete oppositional stance … Continue reading Radicalism