Space Wars

I recently learned about “insurgent citizenship”, a term coined by James Holston, and it refers to instances where people take their citizenship into their own hands when the state fails to meet their needs. In his book, “Insurgent Citizenship: Disjunctions of Democracy and Modernity in Brazil”, Holston examined social mobilizations of the people that “developed…

Insurgencies, Citizenship, & Planning Part 3: Transnational outcomes

  “The Tempest” This is no Ode to Shakespeare, who’s writing I do not find fascinating, save for the use of such words that I have found a great liking for. I seem to be fascinated with insurgent planning, and that probably stems from this new-found realization that a sentiment as tumultuous as insurgency can find…

Plan B

The focus this week was on “household strategies”, the different ways that households deal with economic crises. Here are some strategies that I learned about and would like to share with all of you: Manipulating Household Size/Composition is a way of contending with economic crises and there are many different ways of achieving this. One…

Who’s Job Is It Anyway?

Over this past week, I’ve read a number of articles that have focused on the role of women in development particularly in marginalized and underdeveloped countries and communities. An article by Kalima Rose entitled SEWA: Women in Movement spoke about the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), a union of poor and self-employed women workers that focuses exclusively…