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Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World contest

Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World contest | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"Muslim women from six countries defy western beauty ideals, emphasize spirituality.  Organizers of the event said they wanted to show Muslim women there is an alternative to the idea of beauty put forward by the British-run Miss World pageant. They also stress that opposition to the pageant can be expressed non-violently." 


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Rainer Emily's curator insight, October 1, 2013 11:38 AM

Social

 

This article is social because it is about a group of women who got together and challenged beauty ideals. 

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This is social because the gender relations is women defying ideas of beauty and expressing beauty through spirit instead of body and looks c:
Hannah Hitchcock's curator insight, December 13, 2013 1:54 PM

This article is a really good example on how beauty is a cultural perception. American pleople have a skewed idea of beauty, those shown above not being in that category. In other countries, these women might be extreamly beautiful, but the American perception doesn't believe the same things.  

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At New York Private Schools, Challenging White Privilege From the Inside

At New York Private Schools, Challenging White Privilege From the Inside | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In a new type of diversity initiative at elite institutions, students explore privilege and power and are encouraged to think about social justice in a personal way.
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Preview - 24 Hours, 24 Million Meals: Feeding New York

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How does a city feed 24 million????

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32 Mispronounced Places

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"There’s nothing more irritating to a pedant’s ear and nothing more flabbergasting than realizing you’ve been pronouncing the name of so many places wrong, your entire life! Despite the judgment we exhibit toward people who err in enunciating, we all mispronounce a word from time to time, despite our best efforts. Well, now it’s time we can really stop mispronouncing the following places."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 13, 10:06 AM

I've only been mispronouncing 8 of them, but many of these toponyms (place names) are chronically mispronounced.  Some of these have curious local of pronouncing the name, while others show that translating one language into another can be quite difficult since many sounds don't naturally flow off the tongue of non-native speakers.    


Tagslanguage, toponyms, culture, tourism.

LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, February 14, 8:37 AM

Mispronouncing is also a symptom of mis-understanding ... and not taking the effort to understand.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 20, 11:37 AM

So interesting!  I knew Louisville, only because my husband of almost 18 years is from there and taught me very early in our relationship that it was "Luh-vull".  ha!  

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How the Potato Changed the World

How the Potato Changed the World | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Brought to Europe from the New World by Spanish explorers, the lowly potato gave rise to modern industrial agriculture
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Finding Homes for Ebola's Orphans

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More than ten thousand West African children have lost one or both parents to Ebola. Now the search begins to find them new homes.
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Geography of Europe Games

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Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 2014 1:59 AM

I thought that this game was really useful for getting to know all different aspects of Europe. I really like how it was separated into a variety of different categories that focused on different things in Europe. Of course I was familiar with the countries category. Some things that I was not familiar with before finding this game was all the bodies of water in Europe. I am now aware of the different lakes, seas, and rivers in Europe. I thought it was really cool how it went into some real detail and included aspects like the ports, volcanoes, monarchies, and the battles. I definitely was not aware with any of these before seeing this game. I think this is a very useful game if you wish to know more about Europe or maybe even if you're traveling there and want to get some background knowledge.

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 18, 5:49 PM

An absolutely great and fun way to learn and explore different geographic locations.  Anytime learning can be made fun or turned into a game is always a win-win.  I found myself screwing around with these mini games and before I knew it, 45 minutes had passed, and I was not as good at Geography as I thought I was.  I will be back to play/learn more!

Lena Minassian's curator insight, February 18, 6:59 PM

This is an interesting way to learn geography in a more interactive way. This link provides many different games that allow you to not only play a game but learn while you do it! These games can test capitals, rivers, monarchies, countries, regions, peninsulas, battles, etc. All of these relate to Europe and can provide different learning techniques for anyone who is interested in them.

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Here Is The Most Disproportionately Popular Cuisine In Each State

Here Is The Most Disproportionately Popular Cuisine In Each State | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Utah is crazy about Hawaiian food, apparently....

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 19, 9:44 PM

I'm going to a Portuguese bakery now...

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If Teachers Were Football Players

“If he doesn’t get tenure, I’m quitting.” Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b MUSIC Djeez Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music I...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 6, 2014 9:54 PM

This is just for kicks and giggles, but what if society did value the role of educators more?

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How a Buddhist shrine transformed a neighborhood

How a Buddhist shrine transformed a neighborhood | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"Sometimes, rehabilitating a rough neighborhood is a tough process. But in one West Coast American city, it was as simple as adding a Buddha statue.  Since the statue's installation, a street corner has been transformed from a notorious eyesore to a daily prayer spot for local Vietnamese Buddhists.  For this Geo Quiz, we're looking for the city where this shrine is located — can you name it?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 9, 2014 7:51 AM

This podcast is a great glimpse into an urban transformation that took place without any central planning nor can the changes be classified as gentrification. 


Tags: neighborhood, place, culture, economic, urban.

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11 Signs Your Hood Is Being Gentrified

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A Washington, D.C., resident describes the changes and privilege that have moved into her longtime neighborhood.

 

Tags: neighborhood, gentrification, urban, place, culture, economic, Washington DC.


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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, January 23, 12:13 PM

unit 7

Brian Wilk's curator insight, January 31, 10:07 PM

This woman shares her thoughts on gentrification of a neighborhood, but instead of espousing the benefits, stays almost exclusively negative and stereotypes not only the people who live there, but her presumption of the "type" of people who will move in. Gentrification should mean a blending of the neighborhood to become more diverse and inclusive. Janelle opines that the area will get exclusively "whiter" and that law enforcement will improve, lighting will improve, liquor stores will change their name to wine & spirit stores all the while implying that this is a bad thing. True, the memories and culture that existed before gentrification will fade, but the upside of lower crime and a more diverse culture surely trumps that. I would like to poll the neighborhood and see what the reaction would be to lower crime and better housing availability, not to mention higher prices for homes which would build equity. If Janelle was looking to open some eyes, she did with me, perhaps she should be more accepting and see things a little differently through her eyes. Education never stops teaching....

Norka McAlister's curator insight, February 2, 5:20 PM

Gentrification is the social equivalent of secondhand smoke, drifting across class lines” (Is Gentrification all bad?). It is all dependent on class status. On one side it can be a venomous and the other side can provide relief. The impact of gentrification on communities has been extraordinarily healthy for their residents, but the other side has been harmful for communities to maintain budgets with extremely high bills to pay. Another negative factor is that most of the time all this occurs within low-income communities. For some people change is hard to commit. Individuals are creatures of habit and some of them are reluctant to give up on their lifestyle. However, gentrification forces communities to relocate due to high prices and low income. In some cases, moving to the next level can be considered an accomplishment that one makes in their lives. However, when you have the earnings to devote to this type of commitments it will not be difficult to achieve.  However, when you need to survive on only a small income, your priorities change and keep away from gentrification.

 

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20 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

20 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
If you're skipping what's being served on the street, then you're missing out on more than just a quick, cheap lunch....
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7 cultural concepts we don't have in the U.S.

7 cultural concepts we don't have in the U.S. | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Perhaps one of these ideas will inspire you to think differently in your day-to-day life.
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With Porches And Parks, A Texas Community Aims For Urban Utopia

With Porches And Parks, A Texas Community Aims For Urban Utopia | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Austin's Mueller neighborhood is a new-urbanist dream, designed to be convivial, walkable and energy-efficient. Every house has a porch or stoop, and all the cars are hidden away.

 

After moving here, respondents said, they spend an average of 90 fewer minutes a week in the car, and most reported higher levels of physical activity.  The poll results seem to validate new-urbanist gospel: good design, like sidewalks, street lighting, extensive trails and parkland, can improve social and physical health.  Part II: A Texas Community Takes on Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface.

 

Tags: housing, urban, planning, urbanism, unit 7 cities, neighborhood, podcast.


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Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers To Cambodian Sweatshop

Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers To Cambodian Sweatshop | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
When three sprightly fashion bloggers from Norway agreed to star in a month-long reality show in Cambodia, they were probably expecting more "Project Runway," and less human rights violations in a series produced by their country’s la...
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It’s pork over beef in America for first time since 1952

It’s pork over beef in America for first time since 1952 | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Pork production will climb this year to a record 23.908 billion pounds, as per-capita consumption reaches the highest in five years.
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Global wage calculator: Compare your salary - CNNMoney

Global wage calculator: Compare your salary - CNNMoney | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Think you're paid what you're worth? Explore how your salary compares to the average earnings in your country, then see where your wage sits globally.
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The Strategic Importance of the Caspian Sea

"Stratfor Eurasia Analyst Eugene Chausovsky examines the Caspian Sea's large energy reserves and its conflicting maritime boundaries."


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Dean Haakenson's curator insight, November 2, 2014 10:02 AM

Again, thanks, Seth!

 

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 15, 2014 4:32 PM

The Caspian Sea is in between of five countries; Russia Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Kazakhstan which are in conflicts because of the large energy reserves and the maritime boundaries. It has oil and natural gas and that is one of the biggest conflicts for them because they are five countries so they want to share the same amount or probably one country wants more than the other

Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 3, 12:07 AM

Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran all border the Caspian Sea. The Caspian Sea is important for equally dividing oil and gas fields. It seems that Azerbaijan's use of oil and gas spreads westward towards Turkey. Next thing you know, they'll be a closed sea in Europe splitting its oil and gas reserves to all the european countries that border it.

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Complex International Borders

More complex international borders in this follow up to part 1. 
In this video I look at even more enclaves and exclaves."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 9, 8:09 AM

This video (like part 1) shows some great examples of how the political organization of space and administration of borders can get complicated.  Here are the examples (and time in the video when they are covered in the video) on these complex borders:


Tags: borders, political, territoriality, sovereignty, video.

harrison babbitt's curator insight, February 1, 2:09 PM

this correlates with unit 4 political geography because it is showing a nation state.

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Super Cities: New York City Video - New York City - HISTORY.com

Super Cities: New York City Video - New York City - HISTORY.com | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
See how Central Park was intricately designed to fulfill the rural needs of urban dwellers.
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Is Courting Controversy An Urban Outfitters Strategy?

Is Courting Controversy An Urban Outfitters Strategy? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Questionable sincerity aside, the recent pileup of apparent missteps by the retailer raises another question: Is the company doing it on purpose?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 16, 2014 12:40 PM

If you are look for an example of cultural commodification that doubles as cultural appropriation, this is it. 

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Hip-Hop, Cultural Authenticity and Appropriation

Hip-Hop, Cultural Authenticity and Appropriation | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The whole hip-hop community has finally taken Azalea to task for building her career by stealing black musical sounds and styles and using her whiteness to sell them to the masses. In the process, she has done little to actually give back to the hip-hop community except be flagrantly offensive. And black hip-hop artists aren't standing for it any longer.

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Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola's New Milk

Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola's New Milk | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced it was going into the milk business. In fact, its extra-nutritious milk product was invented by some dairy farmers in Indiana.

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Brian Wilk's curator insight, January 22, 6:38 PM

I work for PepsiCo and Coca-Cola needed to do this to stay competitive with us. We distribute Muscle Milk and have had a head start on this growing beverage segment for the consumer looking for protein. Hopefully KO can generate a successful product and challenge their main rivals to come up with a better product so that the consumer can win. Our product is also shelf stable and could be a viable alternative to help with the war on hunger in less developed countries. Here's hoping for KO to be in the game and for PEP to rise to the challenge!

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, January 23, 12:25 PM

unit 5

Norka McAlister's curator insight, February 2, 5:11 PM

As the main producer of certain crops and hogs, the state of Indiana has been chosen by Coca-Cola to spearhead a new innovative project regarding an improved flavor of milk in the future. Indiana’s prime location and abundance of raw materials positively contributed to the decision to establish the project’s headquarters in this state. As a result, it is expected that this innovation will boost Indiana’s economy and create for jobs and advancements in technology. This project allows Coca-Cola the opportunity to expand its brand and offer healthier beverage options to the consumer.

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A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is over 58 and climbing. But in places like Maine, a growing number of under-35 farmers see an opportunity for better lives growing food for their communities.
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