What is mental illness? These days, the conventional understanding goes something along the lines of “mental illness is a disease of the brain which involves a disconnection of some sort in brain chemicals.” These kinds of definitions involve the assertion that mental illness is a biological, chemical thing, which, when stated by scientists comes off […]

Is there no more to a person than their income? It seems that a person’s economic value is all that they are judged by, no matter which regime they find themselves in. It is always the same, because humans need an excuse to pass judgement. Justifications aren’t necessary as long as deviations are not defined […]

Here is a man who lives out on the frontiers. He sustains himself on a stunningly beautiful stretch of land, mostly in isolation and cares nothing for worldly things. His attention is focused on the simple day-to-day of his own survival. For Faustino freedom and liberty are simple. He is not bound by the laws […]

I take this class on the sociology of activism at the moment. It’s one of my more intimate classes, since it’s early in the morning and few make the effort to appear. It is also a discussion-based seminar, which means that the students carry the load of making it interesting. So, anyway, we were given […]

I drew this when I was 16. You can see where I got impatient, but I am pleased with it nonetheless.

Had a whim. Scribbled this before it passed.

The following is an analytical response to The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure by Victor Turner. I chose this publication as my subject because it is so often cited in sociological circles and seems to be in some aspects foundational to social theory. In this important work, Turner visited the Ndembu people of Zambia and […]

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