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Historical, Cultural and Social Issues of place and space
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Cultural Olympiad prepares for grand opening

Cultural Olympiad prepares for grand opening | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
'Biggest cultural event in our history', involving 25,000 artists in 900 venues, begins in earnest on 21 June...

 

Why do nations care so much about how they present their identity and culture at international events?  How carefully crafted is the presented image? 

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Cheerleading goes native in India

Cheerleading goes native in India | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
In season five of cricket's Indian Premier League, the teams' Western-style cheerleaders are taking on a decidedly Indian look, reports Shamik Bag.

 

What happens when westernized cheerleading arrives in India's massively popular cricket sporting events?  After a backlash against the cheerleaders, they culturally reinvented the practice and made it their own, in a fusion of global and traditional cultural practices. 

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NYTimes Video: Botswana’s Pride

NYTimes Video: Botswana’s Pride | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
The Olympic hopeful Amantle Montsho, who won the 400-meter title at the world championships in August, has inspired a generation of female athletes in Botswana.

 

This is a great cultural look at sports, gender and economics within Botswana. 

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FIFA agreed officially to allow Muslim women players to wear Hijab

FIFA agreed officially to allow Muslim women players to wear Hijab | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
After a five year ban, FIFA agreed officially to allow players to wear the Muslim hijab (headscarf) during football games and all sports.

 

Many Islamic activists argued that FIFA was descrimating against Muslims by banning the hijab.  Why change it now? Why would FIFA have made this ruling 5 years ago in the first place?


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