Society (303)

ABOUT CULTURE AND SMALL THINGS
FILLED WITH IN DEPTH CONJECTURE
AND EMPATHIC JUDGMENT.

Curious case of studying culture

31/05/18 19:21

I study culture. I am enthusiastic to know how we all live differently or similarly in different frames of understanding our surroundings we are connected. Now that I officially study culture at university, I keep questioning to myself what is the reason to study people and their way of understanding the world. My own purpose was always clear; I work in development and I can only do my work by understanding how people understand their surroundings. But perhaps often inevitably, I face the conflict between my pleasure and the justification for the pleasure.

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What men and what women?

26/05/18 11:38

What’s going on in the world? When I browse through my twitter feed, I see so many angry women about men. I see the world is collapsing and all men are bad. If I can simplify this wave of overwhelming amount of testimonies against men, it’s either that so many women were victimised by men or gender sensitivity has become the mainstream all over the place. And I wondered, why I am not angry enough.

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Dealing with compassion

15/05/18 15:59

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I’m doing. How I’m contributing to my relationship and the health of my boyfriend. I finally would like to write about it since this is the only way I know how to really know what I’m thinking, and how I’m doing. The most difficult thing is the balance. There are moments when I have to scale the level of being compassionate and being a girlfriend. I feel like being straightforward compassionate actually risks how I feel about our relationship. It’s an extremely delicate line and also sensitive to raise as an issue.

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MORE RESEARCH-BASED, IN-DEPTH THOUGHTS
ON SMALL THINGS

The gender norm: Breaking the gender romance

14/08/18 14:56

Gender equality is without a doubt an important agenda in most contemporary societies. Consequently, it has been and become an important agenda in development policy and practice. However, the lack of attention and question on gender as a norm and a paradigm has not been sufficient. The paper intends to question the sanctity of gender norm by exploring the process of normalisation and the use of agency, in hope that approaches in gender issues are not simply based on “modern” or European-led ideas but also to be addressed from “traditions”, whose ideas tend to be the target subject for re-education. The normalisation process, involves the viewpoints of actors who mainly consist of European aid donors, which risks imposing European’s view on gender equality by focusing on addressing the problems they face in their own context.

Intercultural dialogue: Ethnography of dynamic, hegemony, and differentiation

13/02/18 21:09

In contemporary societies, especially in the post-colonial context, performing as well as proving inclusiveness in regard to gender, race, ethnicity, and religion has become a potent means of sustaining public support and offering rationale. Subsequently, the term “cultural diversity” has gained great significance, yet without the clarification of the meaning and its latent representations. The following research objectives and literature review shed the light on how dialogue participants perceive and use the term diversity, and what roles does the articulation of difference play in shaping dynamics and intercultural dialogues.