Orientalism according to Edward Said (1978) is a “system of knowledge about the Orient, an accepted grid for filtering through the Orient into western consciousness.” (p.6) We could use the analogy of a lens through which we see an interpret the world, Orientalism is a particular lens, tinted by the intellectual power of Europe, that […]Read more "How we reproduce Orientalism in Popular Media and Education."
Sally Engle Merry’s Transnational Human Rights and Local Activism: Mapping the Middle. More specifically the concept of the “translators” and the role they play in human rights activism. I have thought of this many times, mostly in a very vague sense, and more so lately: How did the International western idea of Human Rights adapt […]Read more "The role of “translators” in Human Rights. Analysis of gender violence campaigns in Mexico City."
Education has long been thought of as the “great equalizer.” One of the most used quotes from Mandela (2003) is, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Socially we trust the educational system to prepare children for a better future. In many cultures, school is seen as the […]Read more "Legacy Admissions analyzed using Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of Social Capital."
Reading Stuart Hall’s Race, The floating Signifier brought a really interesting question: “the differences, which we call race. Where on earth do they come from, if they are simply as I want to claim, discursive?” (p.9) Hall continues to explain that there are, in fact, many differences (mentioning gender and in general differences of all […]Read more "Race, the floating signifier. Understanding race in Mexico."
Indisputably, we have always been made to believe that education is the best way to break into systems of oppression, mainly a class structure. Nevertheless, as stated by many neo-Marxist scholars and particularly well said by Willis school “keep working-class kids, in working-class jobs” (2012, p.1) Thus, I in general have been swayed away from […]Read more "Do schools break with or reproduce oppression?"
It is impossible to turn be an active internet user and not have heard the term Fake News, in the past months it has become a catchphrase for the US president, and it has echoed around all the corners of the media, from the newspaper to the newsfeed. What we have to realize is that […]Read more "Fighting Fake news in the Classroom and at Home."
It happens to the best of us. One day you are it with the crowds, the next you are outdated. Somehow that seems to be accelerating, every day a new thing comes up, either a gadget (you mean they can really print an organ?) or an App (so, why is it a big thing to have […]Read more "It’s never too late"