• Riflessjonijiet fuq il-Maltin f’Jum San Valentin

    Għaqda tal-Malti Università

    Riflessjonijiet fuq identitajiet Maltin (b’naqra mħabba għal Jum San Valentin) Spiss naħsbu fl-identità bħala xi ħaġa immutabbli, fissa sa minn żmien żemżem u daqshekk. B’danakollu, din l-ewwel sentenza diġà tisfida dan il-kunċett t’identità billi tinqeda bi kliem ta’ nisel differenti. Din ix-xhieda ta’ taħlit lingwistiku hi sintomatika ta’ taħlit fl-identità ...

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  • “Għid żarbun mhux ‘shosie’”

    Għaqda tal-Malti Università

    Ikolli nammetti li, anke jekk mhux il-ħin kollu, noqgħod attenta ħafna għal-lingwaġġ użat mit-tfal. Kull kelma li tingħad, hemm storja warajha. Iżda l-mistoqsija li dejjem tkun qed tberren f’moħħi hi, it-tfal huma verament konxji tal-kliem li qed jużaw? Meta nisma’ lil xi tifla tuża kelma flok oħra jew verb ikkonjugat ...

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  • Diversità

    Wayne Farrugia

    Jekk timraħ f’dak li hu preżenti fi żmienna, tintebaħ kemm hawn aljenazzjonijiet. Il-kunċett ta’ aljenazzjoni kif muri fil-qasam soċjoloġiku permezz ta’ teoriji klassiċi kif ukoll kontemporanji, jirreferi għal tip ta’ kundizzjoni fir-relazzjonijiet soċjali waqt li tirrifletti grad baxx fl-integrazzjoni u grad għoli t’iżolazzjoni bejn l-individwi. Skont it-teorija Marxista l-aljenazzjoni titfaċċa ...

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  • Desiring Difference

    Pyt Farrugia

    It seems to me that the human struggle to make sense of desire, both conscious and unconscious, is universal. After all, we are created in this way – we are in need of one another, irrespective of our cultural background, gender identity, sexual orientation, or systems of belief. It is ...

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  • To Life and Good Health, Part 2

    Benjamin Portelli

    In my last post, I concluded with the suggestion that Malta has had the benefit of hindsight and vicarious learning when it came to the application of certain policies and changes to culture, and that through observing the progress of other countries before jumping on any bandwagon, it was able ...

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  • ‘Should I take the Pill the “morning after”?’ Some considerations

    Nadia Delicata

    It has finally arrived. Neofarma Pharmaceuticals, the undisputed winner in the much hotly debated question of whether emergency contraceptives should be available in local pharmacies or not, has announced that “the long-awaited morning-after pill” is now available over-the-counter, that is, without medical prescription, for women of child-bearing age. As of ...

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  • Would you come over to town?

    agara

    “You better watch out… Santa Claus is coming to town…” Well that’s what Michael Buble’ sings in the world reknown Christmas song, but I keep asking… would you, the reader, come over to town? To be more precise, would you come over to Dar Papa Franġisku and help out in ...

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  • The dark side of voluntary work

    Maria Vella

    Many correlate voluntary work with the cliché romantic idea of going to Africa or Asia to help poor children for a month; maybe taking as many photos you can possibly take and post them all over the social media with the idea of bringing social awareness of another reality present ...

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  • Ir-Realtà tat-Tfal fid-Djar Residenzjali

    David Schembri

    Diversi nies jaħsbu li l-bżonn li xi tfal u żgħażagħ joħorgu minn ġol-familji tagħhom sabiex jgħixu f’xi post alternattiv hija xi ħaġa rari jew tal-passat. Oħrajn isibuha diffiċli biex jemmnu li ħafna drabi tkun ix-xewqa ta’ dawn it-tfal u ż-żgħażagħ stess li joħorġu mill-familji tagħhom. Ilni għal dawn l-aħħar ħmistax-il ...

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  • Surviving the Jungle

    agara

    The wait was over and off we were on board of an airplane, headed to Brussels. Picked up our rental car and off to France. The camps, well, I had mixed feelings. I admit, I had low expectations to what I will find in the refugee camps in Dunkirk and ...

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