This article and video published on the TED Blog, discusses the achievements of Kakenya Ntaiya, who worked with her elders to found a school for girls in her Maasai village. Her story provides insight into the influence that family and kinship, beliefs, gender, peers and school can have on the development of personal and social identity.
Storify is a free online tool that allows users to collate social media posts, updates and news articles into one place. This tool has particular usefulness when undergoing a research process that involves using methods such as content analysis or secondary research
This article, published in The Telegraph explores the meaning of the term ‘Gender-neutral’. It approaches gender as a socially constructed concept, and looks at its implications in raising children in a way that they can make their own decisions about their gender and identity.
This short, educational video explores the concept of intercultural communication. In doing so, it provides an interesting introduction into the topic of intercultural communication and asks questions such as What makes for good intercultural communication? What is cross cultural awareness? And, Why are diversity issues important?
An interactive article from the New York Times. This resource allows readers to input data about their household structure and then compare it to that of the rest of American society. It also allows them to see how popular this structure has been throughout time.
This article published in The Guardian, explores the rise of the ‘adultescent’. Using a case study and anecdotal approach it discusses the prolonging of the adolescent stage of development, as young adults continue to live or move back into their parents’ house.
This documentary produced by Planet Doc explores traditional Australian Aboriginal culture. It explores the interactions of this culture’s individual members and how their behavior is influenced by their society’s expectations. It also introduces the concepts of gender, roles and status, and conflict/cooperation.
This award-winning documentary presented by Mennonite historian John L. Ruth provides viewers with a comprehensive look into the Amish culture. It explores the interactions that form Amish society, and in doing so engages with concepts such as culture, community, time, technologies, gender, identity, roles and status, as well as conflict/cooperation