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Culture of Austria - history, people, clothing, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social

Culture of Austria - history, people, clothing, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social | Culture | Scoop.it

A GIANT analysis of Austrian culture. This is incredibly detailed and informative.


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UNESCO to recognize Japanese food culture

UNESCO to recognize Japanese food culture | Culture | Scoop.it
'Washoku' — traditional Japanese cuisine — is now likely to be designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. A UNESCO body that screens cultural asset candidates ...

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Cultural Evolution: Society, technology, language and religion (Book)

Cultural Evolution: Society, technology, language and religion (Book) | Culture | Scoop.it

Over the past few decades, a growing body of research has emerged from a variety of disciplines to highlight the importance of cultural evolution in understanding human behavior. Wider application of these insights, however, has been hampered by traditional disciplinary boundaries. To remedy this, in this volume leading researchers from theoretical biology, developmental and cognitive psychology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, history, and economics come together to explore the central role of cultural evolution in different aspects of human endeavor.

 

Richerson, P.J. & Christiansen, M.H. (Eds.) (2013). Cultural evolution: Society, technology, language and religion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/cultural-evolution


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Strengthening Vocational Education In India And Bridging The Skill Gaps By Swaleha Sindhi

A clear pathway for vocational students to enter higher education streams is the way to move forward. Framing of vocational qualification framework, introduction of vocational degrees and setting up of a Vocational University with polytechnics, community colleges, CPs and other VEPs as affiliated colleges are some of the recommendations which require further deliberation at National and State level. 


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Awakening the Language & Culture of Ancient Maya

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It is estimated that by 2100, more than half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will have disappeared.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, November 15, 2013 12:49 AM

It is estimated that by 2100, more than half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will have disappeared. Throughout human history, languages have come and gone, but the rate at which languages are disappearing has accelerated dramatically in recent years.

Why does it matter?

National Geographic’s Enduring Voices project, which is documenting endangered languages, reminds us that each time the planet loses a language, humanity loses an important piece of its cultural identity. Many of the most vulnerable languages have yet to be written down because their culture and traditions are passed down orally.

One of the primary goals of the Genographic Project is to gather and analyze research data in collaboration with indigenous and traditional peoples around the world. Recognizing the importance of preserving indigenous languages and traditions, the Genographic Project developed the Genographic Legacy Fund (GLF) in 2005. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Geno 2.0 DNA Kits goes to the GLF, which distributes grants to indigenous and traditional communities requesting support for cultural and language revitalization projects. To date, 75 grants totaling more than $2 million have gone towards community-led projects.

 
Notes Taker's curator insight, November 16, 2013 2:40 PM

Price of evolution?

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IT culture of caution in governments crucial for security - FutureGov Magazine

IT culture of caution in governments crucial for security - FutureGov Magazine | Culture | Scoop.it
IT culture of caution in governments crucial for security FutureGov Magazine The Australian Crime Commission reported in 2013 that the overall cost of cyber and major technology-enabled crime to the Australian economy is estimated to be US$1.7...

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