Language and culture are the frameworks through which humans experience, communicate, and understand reality. (Social Constructivism, Lev Vygotsky, 1968)
Diotima’s Ladder: From Lust to Morality
Diotima's teaching on how desire is just one rung on the ladder to a higher appreciation of beauty. Narrated by Harry Shearer. Scripted by Nigel Warburton. F...
This is such an inspiring quote. Although we may not all look or act the same we are all human. Each culture has their own importance and it is important that all other cultures respect that.
Intro to the Cold War: The Differences Between Capitalism & Communism
What are the major differences between capitalism and communism? In order to understand the dynamics of the Cold War, students must fully comprehend the two dominant economic structures that divided the world for over half a century. In this lesson, your students will not only be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the fundamental differences of capitalism and communism, but they will be able to apply it to their understanding of economic practices throughout the world.
Angela Davis (1944- ) is a famous black American revolutionary, a University of California professor, a “soldier of freedom”, a fighter for equality and the country’s best-known c…
Acculturating? You Have Options! - American Robotnik
It’s a special kind of discovery to learn your personal experience has an underpinning in academic theory. A paper by Jean Phinney, Gabriel Horenczyk, Karmela Liebkind, and Paul Vedder on the connection between immigration, ethnic identity, and well-being validated my personal transformation that led to American Robotnik. The Acculturation Model To be more precise, it was [...] Continue reading >
Looking for soul
Franz Fanon - was a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and author from Martinique. His work remains influential in the fields of post-colonial studies and critical theory. Fanon is perhaps the pre-eminent thinker of the 20th century on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization. His works have incited and inspired anti-colonial liberation movements for more than four decades.
The anthropology of experience victor turner
Fourteen authors, including many of the best-known scholars in the field, explore how people actually experience their culture and how those experiences are expressed in forms as varied as narrative, literary work, theater, carnival, ritual, reminiscence, and life review. Their studies will be of special interest for anyone working in anthropological theory, symbolic anthropology, and contemporary social and cultural anthropology, and useful as well for other social scientists, folklorists…