Author Archives: Tao Ameden

Research Post 10

Relating to the Judith Butler article, it made me consider my positionality on this research topic. I initially become interested in this topic because I have many family members who live in Louisiana, and close to New Orleans. I have … Continue reading

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Research Post 9

The article by Judith Butler on vulnerability and resistance could be used to support my specific case study. The case study looks at a specific band of all women and how they have pushed for change in the way women … Continue reading

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Research Post 8

The article written by Stoddard and Cornwell relates directly to my research topic. The theory in this article analyzing hybridization, and Creolization fits with my thesis. Specifically looking at the concept of Creolization, since I am examining Trinidad, it has … Continue reading

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Research Post 7

http://www.guardian.co.tt/gie/2012-02-04/carnivalthen-and-now This article discusses many aspect of Carnival that have changed throughout history. It talks about the costumes as well as music. In the introduction, it specifically states the question that I am interested in and what many other people … Continue reading

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Research Post 6

https://search.proquest.com/docview/220958868?pq-origsite=gscholar This scholarly article specifically analyzes a case study of a specific band. This band shows the evolution of women’s ability to dress and participate in Carnival, especially women from African descend. This article also gives sufficient background about that … Continue reading

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Research Post #5

These two pictures illustrate the differences in clothing/costumes in Carnival. The picture on the left was taken in 2013, and the one on the right was taken in 1973. You can see the contrast between these two pictures by looking … Continue reading

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Cafe Discussion Post #7

We discussed Judith Butler’s article on vulnerability and resistance. This article addresses vulnerable populations, from a feminist perspective, and specifically women. We were all able to relate to this because we are all female. We also all thought this article … Continue reading

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Cafe Discussion Post #5

Homi Bhabba- Location of Culture We discussed the article The Location of Culture by Homi Bhabba. In this article he discusses culture, and how it alters when it is brought outside of its original location. Culture originally stems from geographical … Continue reading

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Cafe Discussion

We discussed the article¬†Live Life More Selfishly: An On-line Gay Advice Column in Japan by McLelland. We talked about the major themes of the article. The article discusses how being gay in Japan is accepted, however it is not openly … Continue reading

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Research Post 4

https://psmag.com/economics/the-evolution-of-mardi-gras-rituals-8999 This article also highlights similar arguments as the article in my third research post. However, this reading goes more into depth about examples and focusing on specific rituals which were practiced. This article also discusses important global studies terms … Continue reading

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