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Cellphones: the making of a necessity

Bangladesh's necktie ban from yesterday's post got me thinking about the role of custom in consumption. This weekend I finally had to face the fact that my much-battered cell phone is on its way out. Forced to look through the overwhelming number of models out there, I began harking back to the p...

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Tags: Cell phones, Connection, Identity, Symbol
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Identity as Springboard to Community

I keep returning to the post from Civil Eats, A Young Farmer Calls for Political Ecology, and the idea of cause "siloing." It's important to see commonalities with other groups, but how to balance this with keeping a strong sense of identity? Ideally, we should be able to use our own personal ex...

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Tags: Activism, Feminism, Human rights, Identity, Women
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