Norms of Beauty in India Fair is Beautiful: A legacy of Colonialism and Globalization

by Khesraw Majidi This paper describes and analyzes the norms of beauty in India by considering the whiteness of people’s skin, Caucasian looks, body shape, and its impact on social status. The paper also analyzes the relationship between skin color,Continue reading… Norms of Beauty in India Fair is Beautiful: A legacy of Colonialism and Globalization

Colonial Legacies – German Volunteer Tourism in Namibia

by Dimitra Dermitzaki     Table of Content I.) Introduction I.I) Reflection of own position II.) Contextualization II.I) Theoretical Framework and the Character of volunteer tourism III.) Methodology III.I) Ausland.org III.II) Weltwärts.de III.III) Freunde Waldorf – Freunde der Erziehungskunst RudolfContinue reading… Colonial Legacies – German Volunteer Tourism in Namibia

Postcolonial Poetry Project: The mirage of national identity and the possible otherness

by Mauricio Jiménez Hernández and Mario Alberto Naranjo Ricoy

“This project has allowed us to politicize our personal inclination for poetry and, watered in the tradition of postcolonial poetry that we have been discovering in our research, to articulate a discourse and a shared approach in order to nourish and reinvent that tradition of rebellious words that accompany the struggles of humanity and peoples for a fairer world…”

Topic: Neo-colonialism and Australian off-shore detention

by Jack Garton
The Australian government undertakes deliberate steps to dehumanise asylum seekers who come to Australia through a network of illegal concentration camps. The Australian federal government has consistently and knowingly disregarded legal norms and violated international law. Despite claims to the contrary, Australia wields profound and undue influence over Papua New Guinea and the Republic of Nauru, where these camps are located. Finally, the efforts of the Australian government in the years 2013-6 at ‘othering’ asylum seekers is an insidious form of dehumanisation. These policies, I shall argue, are not an aberration in European-Australian history, but rather a culmination of a profound and latent racism upon which the modern Australian state was founded upon.

Cabral speaks with Hegel – A Radio Podcast

by Beth Castaneda
For this method, Amílcar Cabral and Georg Hegel discuss various topics. Cabral taunts Hegel with his theory of master and bondsman and Hegel questions Cabral’s celebration of particularity. The debate follows this short introductory paper and it is an attempt to see how these men respond to some of the more sensitive parts of their theories. The debate constitutes less of an argument, but more of a method to question certain arguments both men made through their speeches and their texts.

The Summit of Colonialism? Der Gipfel des Kolonialismus?

by Annika Basten, Dshamilja Roshani, Emmanuel Dahan, Vanessa Lee, Yasmine Bakr
We decided to use the G20 Summit as a focal point as it reflects current political, economic and social processes. We found that public discourse about the G20 often failed to provide firstly general information about the summit itself and secondly explanations for the motivations behind the protests, including its whole diversity and controversies. Therefore, we wanted to make this knowledge accessible by summarizing basic information about the G20 before proceeding with our own criticism about the G20 summit. We hope to create alternative narratives – not only by opposing the labelling of G20 protests as useless, destructive and purely violent actions, but also by presenting a different view on the “partnership with Africa” and all its related topics.

Bleeding Latin America the “Nice” Way: Canadian Mining in Latin America

by L. M. K.

In fact, companies are protected by trade agreements which allow them to sue local governments when the latter take action to protect local communities. For instance, “Canada has played an active role in changing regulations governing Colombia’s energy sector in ways that favour Canadian companies,” with neoliberal trade deals which protect investors at the expense of the populations. The local governments are accused of lacking surveillance of the situations where Canadian mining companies operate, without care for the local water sources and populations’ displacements.