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Historical, Cultural and Social Issues of place and space
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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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For Japanese Linguist, A Long And Lonely Schlep : NPR

Kazuo Ueda toiled quietly in southern Japan for two decades in a quest both impressive and quixotic: compiling the world's first Yiddish-Japanese dictionary.

 

This is a fascinating podcast demonstrating cross-cultural interactions.  Who would have ever imagined a Japanese-Yiddish dicitionary? 

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Curated by Seth Dixon
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