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The Ghosts of the Housing Crisis – a Critique of State-Housing

  Which ghosts have been folded into life and through the effacing of which ghosts concurrently, erased, forgotten and folded out towards death? A spectre is haunting Aotearoa… The spectre of colonization. The housing crisis is an assemblage hooked into

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Sexuality and the Categorization of Populations

  In How and for whom does gender matter? Rethinking the concept of sexual orientation (2013), Alison Better and Brandy Simula problematize “gender-centric” (665) understandings of ‘sexual orientation,’ arguing instead for a broadening of sexuality research to encompass dimensions of

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Should New Zealand have a Holiday to Commemorate the Land Wars?

(I wrote this like 8 months ago, its a bit outdated.) The Land Wars of New Zealand, despite having little space in public consciousness, were among the most significant events in the production of modern New Zealand. These wars began following

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Who Is The Hegemon in Hegemonic Masculinities?

Hegemonic Masculinities In Rethinking Hegemonic Masculinity in a Globalizing World (2008) Christine Beasley provides a critique and reconceptualization of R. W. Connell’s theory of hegemonic masculinities. A central concern of Beasley with hegemonic masculinity is Connell’s depiction of the pinnacle

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The Role of Maori Land Rights Activism in the 1970’s in Reacquiring Maori Land

As a nation-state where the indigenous population has been denied de-colonization and self-determination, alienation from land has been among Maori grievances since the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840, which had contrarily promised Maori sovereignty over their lands.

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A Memorial to the Victims of The MSF Hospital Bombing

Even to those concerned about civilian casualties in the ‘War on Terror,’ innocent lives lost due to War on Terror policies can often become faceless numbers. Number which are often murky and unknown, often intentionally covered up, often justified as opposed

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Our Common But Differentiated Responsibility Concerning Climate Change

Is it fair for ‘developing’ countries to pollute more than ‘developed’ countries? The notion of ‘common but differentiated responsibility’ (CBDR) emerged as a pillar of environmental law to equitably delineate political responsibilities in regards to made-made climate change.[1] Though the

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