Affinities

Why does a woman who discovers relatives she never knew she had, feel so moved when she recognises a family resemblance with them, and how is it that family resemblances can feel uncanny, or spooky, or even magical? What is happening when someone feels an affinity with a place, or … Read More

Gender and Migration

I write from Dallas, Texas about a recent article in The New York Times (July 25, 2015, p. A17) with the headline “Texas is Forced to Ease a Policy on Immigrants”. The article reported on the problems of Ms. Nancy Hernandez who, after giving birth to a baby girl in … Read More