In the 19th century, new social practices, such as the promenading up and down the streets, mainly by men, reflected a new economic reality. Streets proved to be the right passages as architectural commodities for a capitalist economy rooted in visualism. The body became an artefact of display, which demanded the gaze of the onlooker.
Abortion and Relatedness: Breaking the Silence
Why is abortion a taboo? It invokes a sequence of deep-rooted associations which link the concept of embryo to the sense of family and relatedness. Thus, in a kin society like Malta, breaking the connection between the embryo and the woman’s body could be perceived akin to dismantling other ties that hold the family and […]
Can Bat Conservation Help Protect Our Urban Environment and Heritage? Interview with Elena Portelli, Akustika Project
There is nature within urban areas, it is only somewhat hidden. Elena Portelli from Akustika Project, whose bat conservation initiative involves citizen science, illuminates on how the project is beneficial for protecting the urban environment and heritage.
A Culture of Concealment and Non-Declaration: is the Car Park Attendant an Anomaly?
The parkers are our modern working class entrepreneurs. The parkers, like the developers, landlords and ministers understand the market too well. The parkers managed to carve out their own jobs just at the right time in a neo-patronage system.
The ‘Other’ Side of the Kitchen Politics Enter the Kitchen
The image of domestic kitchen serves as an electoral asset and reinforces heterosexual gender roles at once.
Wirt iż-Żejtun and Bulebel: a Success Story
How can communities resist aggressive development? Wirt iż-Żejtun shares a recipe for success.
Agatha Barbara: Malta’s First Woman Socialist and Feminist Role Model
Agatha Barbara’s legacy in relation to gender equality struggle should be acknowledged, remembered and kept alive.
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