Post-Colonialism

A Few Words on a Few Theories and the Latinx Community

Race and racial theories are essential in sociology, as we can comprehend culture and politics in a more substantial framework through history. We can understand the significance of race and racism by understanding their connections to other areas, such as gender, class, and religion. The historical and political changes in the United States help us…

Love, Money, and HIV: Reflections

Love, Money, and HIV-Biopolitics Scholar Sanyu Mojola expounds in her book Love, Money, and HIV: Becoming A Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS (2014) on how young Kenyan women, despite the AIDS epidemic and how much they are aware of it, approach their relationship, financial issues, and education. Mojola notes how young African women with…

Fearing the Black Body: Reflections

Biopolitics in Blackness and Fatness The relationship between bodies and politics has an essential history of structural violence through biopower and biopolitics. It is necessary here to clarify what is meant by biopower and biopolitics. The term biopower, introduced by Philosopher Michel Foucault (1998), refers to the power relation that institutions have onto people through…

The Invention of Women: Reflections

The Invention of Women Sociologist Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyèwùmí’s The Invention of Women (1997) discusses the Western notion of gender onto the Yorùbá culture, that presupposes the histories of bodies through the catalog of Other, through body-reasoning (5). The body, a person’s body, is already interpreted by people by our given notions, such as passing. Passing, like passing as…