Against the intuitive idea that ritual reenacts myth or applies mythical theories, many 19th-century anthropologists supported the opposite position: that myth and religious doctrine result from ritual. This is known as the “primacy of ritual” hypothesis.
Julia Roberts was THE biggest movie star when I was a kid in the late 80’s and 90’s. She was seriously “America’s Sweetheart” –fitting, as she was also eventually in a movie of the same name. (One of my favorites) I loved her movies, and I watched them religiously with my mom and sister: “Mystic Pizza,” “Pretty Woman,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Sleeping with the Enemy,” and all the rest. But I never really thought about whether she was a quality actress or not; she was Julia Roberts, and I loved her and her smile and her movies and her whole image. But then she did “Erin Brokovich” and I was able to see her shine in a whole new way. She is one of the best, no question, and hopefully will make many more movies for me to enjoy in the future.
– 25% of the 46-million-plus people in South Africa have no access to clean water and most who do can’t afford the cost; and the population has been swollen by the estimated 3million Zimbabweans who have fled their home country, by Nigerians who are acknowledged drug dealers and scam artists and other Africans from countries that are are looking with hope towards SA. The respect and acknowledgement by these foreigners needs to be studied thoroughly, i.e., the relations with the local Africans, without any bias or distortions;
A product and functionary of European imperialism, this establishment promulgates explanatory systems, diagnostic techniques, labeling and treatment regimes which obscure the true origins of African mental diseases and maladaptiveness: the effects and aftereffects of White supremacy. By these means this establishment makes its most important contribution, along with Eurocentric historiography, to the falsification and misdirection of African consciousness, history, culture and behavior.
The history of Africans should be written anew and must be as detailed as possible, even though Africans in South Africa have had to go through all what has been discussed above and are still going through it, to date. It is easy for those who come into South Africa to be instant analysts and historians and critics about a people they do not really know, and who are still struggling with the abuses of Apartheid and now are enduring another round of backwardness and oppression ushered in by the new government.
No one plays a strong woman quite like Sigourney Weaver. Sometimes her strong woman is in space battling aliens (as she did in “Alien”), sometimes her strong woman is in space trying to save aliens (as she did in “Avatar”), and sometimes her strong woman is just a huge, corporate bitch (I hope you’re thinking of Katharine Parker from “Working Girl” like I am). But no matter what, Sigourney Weaver brings her A-game, and she delivers.