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US and Mexican Immigration Policies from a Holistic Anthropological Perspective

For my anthropology book review, I decided to read and analyze The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail by Jason de Leon. Jason takes a look at U.S.-Mexico immigration policies from a holistic anthropological view that includes forensic science, linguistics, ethnography, and archaeology. The book’s main argument about immigration is […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1107 Topics: Anthropology, Book Review, Ethnography, Immigration

The Book Dibs: in Search of Self

Abstract This book is about a five year old patient of Virginia Axline, who also happens to be the author of the book, named Dibs. Coming from very driven and wealthy parents with respectable careers, the boy is very quiet and only speaks if he doesn’t like something. His parents even thought to put him […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1301 Topics: Book Review, Child, Human Nature, Self
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The Book Describing Medicare and other Social Programs

The book ‘ Where does the money go ‘ was insightful. I had not thought of any of the situations that were brought up until after finishing the book. This book talks about where the money goes after national elections and gives readers insight on what to think about before casting their votes. It also […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1495 Topics: Book Review, Debt, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicare, United States

Resistance Prevents Us from Living the Way we Want

Resistance is the area that can prevent most from achieving their full potential.  The resistance is your lizard brain.  It’s the part of us that wants to stay safe and cares about what everyone else thinks.  To the lizard brain being in a tribe/social status is essential for its survival.  Godin calls the part of […]

Pages: 1 Words: 416 Topics: Book Review, Communication, Health, Human Nature

The Literary Work, Utopias: a Brief History from Ancient Writings to Virtual Communities

Written by Howard Segal explores the past and present ideas of utopias. It features the first ancient Greece utopia all the way through the virtual world which engulfs people today. Segal explains the reasons behind a utopia and what purposes they serve, he also explains how the utopias themselves have changed over time as with […]

Pages: 3 Words: 933 Topics: Book, Book Review, Social science, Utopia

Analysis of the Party System of India at Various Stages

At the time of India’s independence in 1947, few expected it to survive as a democracy due to excessive illiteracy and poverty, and the presence of diverse population. However, India has survived as a functioning democracy with a vibrant party system, and so far has successfully held 17 national elections and over 350 state assembly […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1326 Topics: Book Review, Government, Identity Politics, India

Andrew Torget’s Book, Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands

Sets the scene for Texas to be put back into the time frame of the bare beginnings of the nineteenth-century. The time frame at which Texas was still under direct/indirect Spanish control in conjunction with ongoing rise in that of the cotton industry, the slave trade, and the overall notion of what could be referenced […]

Pages: 2 Words: 651 Topics: Book Review, Slavery, Texas, United States

Analysis of Two Island Villages with Detailed Cultural History

Craig Mishler’s, Black Ducks & Salmon Bellies: An Ethnography of Old Harbor and Ouzinkie, Alaska offers an in-depth . Mishler, an affiliate research professor at the University of Alaska, is a reputable historian who has a particular interest in the study of native groups’ culture. In addition, he is the editor of The Gwichêin Stories […]

Pages: 3 Words: 895 Topics: Book Review, Ethnography, Freedom of Religion, Popular culture

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Care

Through Instagram Direct Messages, I was pestering my cousin brother for an exchange of books (him, obviously being the one with a greater and better library of books), which is when I became aware of the existence of the novel with no simple story, named “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert M. […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1200 Topics: Aristotle, Art, Book Review, Popular culture

The Slave Ship a Human History by Marcus Rediker

12 million slaves too many. Rediker’s book goes in depth about the gruesome and horrendous journey that brought 12 million slaves through the Middle Passage that was run by the British and Americans during the 18Th century. While this book may not all be true events, it can easily come to life very quickly for […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1005 Topics: Book, Book Review, Prison, Slavery

Military Activist and General Sun Tzu

Introduction Sun Tzu was a Chinese general and Military activist who wrote The Art of War. This review is based on a version that was analyzed by Lionel Giles, who believes that there were many individuals who documented the teachings of Sun Tzu. The book focuses on successful war strategies; teaching the reader how to […]

Pages: 3 Words: 792 Topics: American literature, Book Review, Communication, Popular culture

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