Culture and Power

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Unformatted text preview: Culture and Power 14/01/2008 14:55:00 Agency- An individual to make choices to make social change Doesnt have to be physical We learn from infants how to act in our culture or society We all have cultural norms instilled in us between right and wrong Tamil Women Activists (suryia project) Clothesline project o Women helping women that had been raped o Made blouses that described women that had been raped or murdered and many of them were hung over a major highway where military vehicles passed Suryia women helped in the war zone in Sri Lanka during the Civil War Had expanding networks, freedom from fear o Went to vulnerable villages to try and protect villagers from the army Had day for peace and prayer and many visuals Sheltered women that had been beaten, battered, or tortured Problems of domestic violence have grown since the arrival of civil war Oracles are visited by families that have been destroyed by the characteristics of war, and she will try and heal them o Trying to provide an answer for something that has gone terribly wrong o Helps them to find closure War has escalated around destroyed fishing villages from the tsunami Separatist group in Sri Lanka is the Liberation Tigers Tamil o 30-40 percent of the frontline soldiers are women o soldiers are given a cyanide capsule o fighting for self governance o ruthless highly sophisticated insurgent group o many children fighters o very well funded, and spread out throughout the world o Black tigers very secretive group, suicidal childrens peace garden is a program to protect the children and teach them nonviolence o especially after the tsunami Types of Agencies in Sri Lanka o Suryia Women Activists o Oracles, Help cope with loss and promote healing o Women warriors in the Liberation Tigers Tamil Transnational Civil Society- Who Really Rules the World? For five centuries a global economy has been evolving and growing more interconnected As this rise has happens it has given way to human rights and political rights Before European colonization there were Muslim trade routes around the Indian Ocean that didnt surround around imperialism The emerging world trade system during the colonization periods were established by violence and power o People who profited from it Indigenous people were dominated and constrained by this and manipulated by the global north European colonies were designed to grow one crop o Ex: sri Lanka grew tea and Malaysia grew rubber o So these countries couldnt repay debts, because of how their...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ANTH 1200 taught by Professor Lawrence,p during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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