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Historical, Cultural and Social Issues of place and space
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The Body in Public Space

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Here are some seemingly eclectic topics.  All of them center around the appropriateness of the being displayed publicly and the cultural norms that shape how we think about what is, and what should be.  I've included a sensational restroom, public nursing, top-free protests, and of course, the Kate Middleton scandal.


Tags: culture, popular culture, gender, place, space

 

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Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 26, 2012 7:11 AM
Hilarious! The breasts of women are human parts of a woman which should be respected because it is where a human being feeds. It is a symbol of life.
Don Brown Jr's comment, September 30, 2012 5:07 PM
This cartoon clearly shows how breast are sexually marketed in our society and how we will can accept the fashionably sexual display of breast in public yet consider breast feeding offensive. In many ways this cartoon seems to show how some social norms seem to interfere with common sense as we should be more critical of the sexual advertisement of breast while breast feeding on the other hand should at the very least be tolerated.
Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:37 PM

I think the men who prohibit public breast-feeding of babies should be starved.  I have a baby cousin, whom I love dearly, and I would hate to delay his lunch as much as anyone else would hate to have their own lunches delayed.  To prohibit public-breastfeeding is cruel, discriminatory, and hypocritical, as these prohibitors were likely publicly breastfed at some point in their infant days.  A message overall about other people acting 'scandelously'- get over it.  Grow up.  I don't like having to hear from or about you, and it takes away from my definition of a perfect world when I see people starving my baby cousin.  Culture should accomodate to the entirety of the population, not a majority.  After all, as for babies- we've all been there, and as for old people- we'd be lucky to live that long, but we'll llikely be there too.  I don't think we should be governed by someone that some people elect and other people don't vote for, because it's really not fair... it would be better and a compromise to not be governed at all!  So don't be critical, be understanding... Peace and Love!

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How Public Space, Urban Planning and Public Parks Play a Role in the Trayvon Martin Case

How Public Space, Urban Planning and Public Parks Play a Role in the Trayvon Martin Case | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
Sanford, Florida was founded as a transportation town, with admirable public space and smart urban planning.

 

The distinction between public and private space (and the netherworld of publicly owned private spaces) have played important roles in the #occupywallstreet #OWS movement.  Why is public space playing a role in the case and the reactions to the legal case? 

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