So I ended up with a very small book, with the dimensions of around 3x5 inches and weighed approximately 1 pound, by Culpepper published in 1751 titled, “Complete and Experienced Midwife.” This book was probably used by lower-classed midwifes during the 18th century as a guide to child bearing and proper remedies for the diseases. At first glance of the book, the cover is made from leather and is probably the original cover, since the cover seems to used and scuffed with marks. Once you open the book you see that the font is really small but is very legible and it is written in English, the... [+] Read more
Hi, as a former student I might not have any relevance in the context of this website anymore. However if any teachers are interested
I stumbled upon this interesting project. Since it's a newsactivism class I believe that this setup is more user friendly, simple to apply and
most importantly interesting to read.
Hope you can make something out of this,
Through ethnographic observation, anthropologists raise their cultural awareness. In an attempt to view magical practices in Calabrian and other Western cultures as equal yet different, this article will examine how certain items are incorporated in magic around the world. With these cultural differences in mind, we can understand how objects that are respected for their healing properties in certain regions are not necessarily revered everywhere.
The history of the southern Italian province of Calabria has supported the development of its unique magical practices. Due to... [+] Read more
Many families today choose to structure their values around religion. Parents set rules for their children that align with what they hold true about a higher power. But what happens when the child’s beliefs don’t match up with what the parents want them to believe? Charles Stokes and Mark Regnerus conduct research to determine whether religious differences between children and their parents have a negative effect on their relationship. Their research is documented in the article When faith divides family: Religious discord and adolescent reports of parent-child relations. There are... [+] Read more
Geraldine Christmas did a study in New Zealand that gave a new insight on how some places on the earth handle the intersex condition. This article shows how difficult the Intersex condition can be for some parents and medical professions. Because New Zealand has, a relatively smaller population compared to countries like the USA or Australia many babies are referred to Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. In Melbourne, at the Royals Children hospital, many children who have an intersex condition are treated fairly and surgical procedures are usually done to prolong the child’s... [+] Read more
One important aspect that was found was in the research was that the term “Transgender” has developed over the years and become an umbrella term that is applied to a diverse group of individuals whose gender identity and expression broadened the traditional categories of sex and gender (Kuper, Nussbaum & Mustanki, 2013).
On another note, many social service organizations are embracing the term “transgender” as a categorization that is useful for organization in itself and for the provision of services. More, various politically oriented groups have also found the term “transgender” to a... [+] Read more
The action that I think would be best to start approaching the aspect of dealing with real love, the love we deserve, today’s love, is the first step: questioning, supporting others, and acceptance. There are many types of love out there in the world, including different individuals who experience love in diverse forms. The only way that anyone will make changes in society in regards to love is through communication and educating, and not in what textbooks or one singular venue, such as institutions, will provide. I think that one of the best link that could provide information within this... [+] Read more
Traveling as a means of discovery makes for a new generation of thinkers to continue leading the human race towards viewing our world through a more holistic lens. French philosopher Auguste Comte believed that; “valid knowledge about the world can be derived only from sense experience or knowing the world through the senses of sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing from making empirical associations” (Ferrante 10). As a young and experienced traveler, my mission is always: to connect on an ordinary level with my friends and neighbors from areas unfamiliar to myself and everyday... [+] Read more