Author: Nirmala Jayaraman

#Review: What Kinship Is – And Is Not

Nirmala Jayaraman , June 23rd, 2016


To what degree can our biological, genetic and reproductive systems be considered the basis for family relationships? Marshall Sahlins divides his answer to this question into two sections…


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John Foot’s The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care by Nirmala Jayaraman

Nirmala Jayaraman , April 20th, 2016


The Man Who Closed The Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care by John Foot Verso Press, 2015, 404 pages Embracing change is the best…


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#Review: Mohawk Interruptus

Nirmala Jayaraman , January 22nd, 2016


In the online forum Native Appropriations, Dr. Adrienne Keene writes “When you’re invisible in society . . . every representation matters” (Keene 2015). Keene’s need to explore, triangulate and discus…


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#Review: Street Corner Secrets. Sex, Work, and Migration in the City of Mumbai

Nirmala Jayaraman , August 5th, 2015


Albertin Sarrazin once wrote, “whether you’re on the lam or whether you’re out hustling, gold is worth nothing compared to silence” (p.149). Those marginalised into prostitution are exploited…


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