Regarding Race, Nation, and Our Future

Written Work by Graham T. Baden

“Our White Fathers:” Patriarchy and Shifting Gender Roles in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1961

“Our White Fathers:” Patriarchy and Shifting Gender Roles in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1961             The twentieth-century immigration of European colonizers to Nigeria required the maintenance of a … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Response — Roy Scranton, “Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene”

Anthropologists and sociologists, historians and philosophers; scholars of all schools and colors have tracked the progress of Human Civilization since its very genesis. From the first use of fire to … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Film Analysis — The Gods Must Be Crazy

At first glance, “The Gods Must Be Crazy” is an innocent comedy, full of guiltless slapstick and overtly-prolonged gags. Billed as “an epic comedy of absurd proportions,” it has become … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

John Naisbitt– “Technology as Currency,” High Tech, High Touch

In “Technology is the Currency of our Lives,” found in High Tech, High Touch, published in 1999, the author John Naisbitt discusses a familiar topic, but it in an interesting … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Critical Analysis– Lelia Green’s “What Fuels Technology Change?”

Asking whether technology is a neutral agent in societal change naturally presupposes that technology is in itself the agent of that change. Further, asking whether it is technological or social … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Critical Analysis– The Jesuit Relations

The Jesuit Relations, collected and edited by Allan Greer, is an anthology of Jesuit missionary reports written during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These reports accompanied the encroachment of New … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Critical Analysis– Matthew Restall’s Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Matthew Restall’s sweeping and authoritative work, Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest seeks to debunk five centuries of historiographical half-truths. Quoting Armesto, he begins his work by undermining the certainty … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment