Zombies in Revolt

Stories of ghosts and appearances of the dead are common in Cartagena de Indias. Virgins, pirates, saints, and deceased international personalities have appeared on walls, basements, alleys, and other public and private spaces of the city since colonial times. In June of 2009 I was shocked by the news about the apparition of phantom of […]

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Understanding Immigrants Assimilation: Classic and Alternative Theories

Researchers, politicians, and the general public have used the concept of assimilation to describe the processes of incorporation of foreign immigrants to a host society. That is, the process in which foreign ethnicities and races negotiate and adapt to a new social environment. This concept, however, is contested. Due to particular historical contexts and the […]

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Youth Cultures, Youth-Made Media, and Mainstream Media: A Brief History of Inextricable Relationships (Part 1).

The relationships between youth-made media and youth cultures and between youth-made media and mainstream media are diverse and inextricable. All of them occur inside the complex sociocultural and economical system of late capitalist and post-industrial societies. The relationships are historically and geographically specific, and have been in constant flux and transition during the second half […]

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