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The Origins of Patriarchy

  Sylvia Walby (1997) defines patriarchy as a system of social structures and practices in which men dominate, oppress and exploit women. When Walby uses...

Human Rights and Citizenship Rights: Factors that set the distinguishing characteristics

It is important to understand the relation between and distinction of human rights and citizenship rights. The theory of natural rights suggests that certain...

Good Diplomacy and Bad Diplomacy: Factors That Play the Fine Line

  The world, since the very beginning of the 20th century, has entered a phase where international politics and diplomacy dominates every aspect of human...

The Art of Translation

  Throughout the history of translations, it has played a vital role in almost every aspect of society. Since medieval times, translators were already of...

Shakespeare’s portrayal of female characters in “The Merchant of Venice”

Written sometime between 1596 and 1598, The Merchant of Venice is classified as both an early Shakespearean comedy (more specifically, as a “Christian comedy”) and...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s Weep Not, Child as a post-World War I setting

  Weep Not, Child takes place during what's known as the Mau Mau Uprising, a period in the 1950s in which groups of Kenyans came...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory : How children’s novels depict themes of class distinction

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the greatest children’s novel that was written in 1964 by Roald Dahl, a British novelist, short...

Bolshevik Revolution and the after-effects

Russian revolution of 1917 is one of the most important events of the modern era. Russian revolution profoundly shaped the history of 20th century. Rex...

18th Century India as a Period of Political Transition

Introduction With the decline of the Mughal Empire, the eighteenth century in India was characterized by two critical transitions which changed the structure of power...

Ngugi wa Thiong on ‘Decolonizing the Mind’

Who was Ngugi?   Ngugi wa Thiong, born in 1938 in the Kiambu district of the British ruled Kenya, grew up speaking the Gikuyu language. “The...

Bildungsroman as a genre in Literature

What is Bildungsroman?   Bildungsroman is a genre of novel that shows a young protagonist’s journey from childhood to adulthood (or immaturity to maturity), with a...

Contemporary Modernization and other 20th century political concepts

Introduction   Since the term "Modern" is used to describe a wide range of periods, any definition of modernity must account for the context in question. Modern can...
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