Barbie and Beauty?

I am somewhat torn on the subject of Barbie because although it sends negative expectations of female bodies to young girls, nonetheless, the idea of controlling one’s body and changing it to fit into cultural norms has been widespread throughout the world and across different time periods and is, thus, not something unique to our … Continue reading

Greed and Green Marketing

Although the green movement, which has advanced over the past years, has had some positive impact on our environment, green marketing is a rather contentious part of it. An increased concern for the preservation of our earth has sparked a shift in consumer consciousness. Many individuals are becoming gradually more aware of the background of … Continue reading

China and the Global Financial Crisis

Is China’s current economic model sustainable in the long run? The recent reformations in increased government activism spell out an altered era for the Chinese economy. Prior to the global financial crisis the Chinese state allowed for an enhanced marketisation within the country. This, however, came to a halt when the global economy came tumbling … Continue reading

Holistic Medicine in Canadian Health Care

The Canadian nation is traditionally seen as a mosaic of different cultures that has originated from British and French ancestors within this country. However, oftentimes Aboriginal traditions and customs, and their impact on how we see ourselves and our surroundings is overseen. Looking at Canadian culture it is evident that it does not solely stem … Continue reading