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
Chasing their tails
Unpacking a local cultural meme on political corruption
The Price of Freedom
What do the end of slavery and the European financial crisis have in common?
Sharing the Road
Comparison between riding culture in Holland and T&T
When White Privilege Goes Wrong
What is white privilege and how does it operate...
Examples how many of us are complicit in our subordination and domination by neoliberal power...
Caribbean military encounters
How the relationship between the Caribbean and foreign military forces in the 20th century had many different incarnations and forms, and left lasting legacies...
A Ritual of Power
The recent #Caribbeanfutureforum silenced a large volume of voices. Here's how and why
The Cult of Oprah
The depoliticisation of the individual and how Oprah symbolises a dumbing down of what social change really requires...
The Corruption Complex
The cultural logics of corruption and how they can be found in T&T
Whose side are we on?
The Happiness Scam
The happiness industry, positive psychology and dead-end jobs. How happiness became a scam to hide social inequality and a global economy on a road to destruction
A New Politics of Distribution
What is a Basic Income Grant and what might it mean for Trinidad and Tobago...
The institutionalisation of atomistic individualism over the need and necessity of social groups and relations – seen through Carnival
The phenomenon of "Bullshit Jobs" in Trinidad...
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
Anthropology and the Police
According to Dr Jennie Simpson, an anthropologist of policing in North America, one question to ask in the quest for cultural change within our local police force is, do police agencies need anthropologists?
Santa’s Capitalist Alchemy
The anthropology and myth-making of Santa...
The view from above
The merits of bottom up thinking and the dangers of thin simplifications