Racism and the Politics of Culture
How top-down misleading definitions of culture and multiculturalism contribute to racism in T&T...
Looking at Lessing's movement for political reforms in the US how might such ideas translate to electoral reforms in T&T
Privilege, Empathy And Politics
According to anthropologist Barbara King, one alternative to the 2014 Merriam-Webster Dictionary word of the year “culture” is “privilege.” For the political anthropologist, Prof King’s selection is a good one because of the way systematic bias for some groups over others burst into mainstream conversation in 2014
Cultures of Dependency
fundamental social change is hard to achieve because cultures of dependency are deeply entrenched in the local political culture.
The Return of the Colonial
What logic connects Ferguson, Gaza and east Port of Spain?
Bobol: Then and Now
What might we say or add about the emergence of "bobol" (corruption) in the Caribbean?
Ending the Drugs Wars
Why we need to end the War on Drugs...
What whistle blowing tells us about power...
The more things change
_Power in the past and power in the present look a lot alike
What does it take to be a politician and what do they actually do?
Gifts and Bribes
In a recent Op-Ed in the Washington Post, an anthropologist asked, “What is the difference between a gift and a bribe?”
Making the invisible visible
Transparency in Papua New Guinea and transparency at home have a lot in common
Time to face the facts
Corruption as an economic crime and what are some counter measures
The ritual of no confidence
__Understanding the recent vote of no confidence in T&T parliament as a form of "degradation ritual".
Be an active citizen
_How to become more political active as a citizen.
The tactics of dispossession
Propaganda and myths of the powerful
What does the recent census tell us about Trinidad and Tobago
_An Anthropology of the Hunger Strike.
Friend or enemy?
The binary of modern political contests
Jesus or St Francis of Assisi?
_The political sociology of what types of people become politicians and why?