Deepa Mehta’s Earth: Summary & Analysis

India is a strong example of a developing nation where, because of resentment and resistance to the social impact of economic change, fundamentalism has been strongly fed as entire cultural and religious groups have become marginalized. Patterns of resentment and resistance among these marginalized groups have led to a situation where, paradoxically, the national government…

Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Summary & Analysis

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, with its meaningful message of individualism, was an extremely influential novel during the 1960’s. In addition, its author, Ken Kesey, played a significant role in the development of the counterculture of the 60’s; this included all people who did not conform to society’s standards, experimented in drugs, and just…

Maryse Condé’s The Last of the African Kings: Summary & Analysis

In Maryse Condé’s The Last of the African Kings, the main characters have been dispersed throughout the Caribbean and United States due to years of oppression and colonialism. In the preface to the novel, Richard Philcox writes: “African American music influences not only the atmosphere of the novel but also its structure.” He continues by…

The Economics of the National Hockey League: Summary & Analysis

J.C.H. Jones’s article “The Economics of the National Hockey League” (1969)purpose is to explain through simple micro economics that the prime motive of professional hockey team owners is profit maximization. The owners argue that their main interest is “for the love of the game,” not the financial benefits of owning a professional sports franchise and…