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Nomi Network: Hypocrisy of Fair Trade rescue of third world sex slaves?

October 3, 2010

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    Interesting use of Fair Trade, with some assumptions in their platform that irritate me – Nomi Network seeks to empower former sex workers by giving them jobs as crafts workers (creating handmaid fashion items such as purses and scarves), and selling their products with socially conscious branding in the developed world. This social […]

The New Cartographers of Human Experience: how neuroscience is colonizing all other academic fields, implications on race/gender/nature v. culture debate

July 26, 2010

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Brain is the new Black. Neuro is the new New. It seems like every academic field is trying to stick the prefix neuro- onto what they do these days. From neuroanthropologists who study the interaction between neural physiology and culture, to neurotheologists who search for the neurobiological basis of religious feelings and spiritual phenomena, to comparative literature scholars […]