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Democracy in Place and Space
Examining the Place and Space of Democratic and Anti-Democratic Action, Past, Present and Future
Curated by John Slifko
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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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the geography of place and space

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Use updates to filter through and be collated in your most frequented tools.

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Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

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Digital Curation for Educators

IATEFL 2013 presentation http://collablogatorium.blogspot.com.br/2013/03/contentcuration.html

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The Euro American Masonic Open Forum will use content curation for active engagement with students, facully, and other contributors and learners in the years ahead.  The subject matter concerns all aspects of  Freemasonry and wider civil society around the world since the seventeenth and eighttenh centuryies.     

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Content curation for efl teachers.  Great share, thanks.

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J. B. (Jack) Owens | Idaho State University - Academia.edu

J. B. (Jack) Owens | Idaho State University - Academia.edu | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
J. B. Owens is Research Professor of History and Director of the Geographically-Integrated History Laboratory at Idaho State University (USA).
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J. B. Owens is an important scholar in the integration of history and geography in the human sciences.  

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Afghanistan’s Surprising Women Poets

Afghanistan’s Surprising Women Poets | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
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The signficance, meaingfullness and values of poetry as a leading interest, expression and transactional  force in civil society is a largely  ignored topic in the human sciences and individual Inquiry, reserch and learning in democratic studies.   The theory of it all is as interestng as important praxis. 

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Raul Castro mentions retirement, says Sunday speech will be 'interesting'

Raul Castro mentions retirement, says Sunday speech will be 'interesting' | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
HAVANA -- Cuban President Raul Castro has unexpectedly raised the possibility of leaving his post, saying Friday that he is old and has a right to retire. But he did not say when he might do so or if such a move was imminent.
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This curator site will with no small frequency report on the place of civics and civil society in a changing Cuba. 

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Tiananmen Square Massacre. The 1989 Student Democracy Movement, Beijing China

Tiananmen Square is the large plaza near the center of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north,...
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Spatial Citizenship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Spatial Citizenship is an educational approach at the intersection of citizenship and geography education. Spatial citizenship describes an individual’s ability to interact and participate in societal spatial decision making through the reflexive use of geo-media (e.g. maps, virtual globes and GIS) regarding consumption as well as production and communication. Spatial Citizenship gains particular importance through the emergence of the Geoweb. Its main theoretical reference points are emancipatory forms of citizenship and the mature and reflexive appropriation of space.

Spatial Citizenship can be distinguished from traditional citizenship education approaches in many respects:

The geographical reference point of Spatial Citizenship is the (mature) appropriation of space, based on theories of action-oriented social geography and new cultural geography. These approaches contend that human beings constantly appropriate spaces, as they attach meanings to geographically located physical matter in order to prepare it for their own actions (Werlen 1995).[4] Spaces in these concepts are regarded as being socially constructed. To a large extent, the attachment of meaning works unconsciously, following socially accepted, mainstream categories and discourses. Meanings given to physical objects determine the actions deemed possible. For instance, a field of asphalt in a city centre might have a two-fold meaning (or multiple meanings) – it may be interpreted as a parking area as well as a place for ball games, with both meanings competing for dominance. As soon as one meaning becomes superior, which is a result of social power relations, the other meaning declines, becomes invisible, and eventually is not used any more. The superiority of a specific meaning over another one might be supported by artifacts representing meanings attached, such as signs on buildings, structural modifications of the physical environment, or symbols and explanations of the socio-cultural significance of places and objects in spatial representations visualized via geo-media. A mature appropriation of space therefore includes the conscious attachment of meaning as well as awareness of meanings being attached to physical matter by others. It includes a sensibility to the multitude of meanings transported and hidden by a mainstream discourse. Keys to the mature appropriation of space are therefore the deconstruction of socially produced meanings, as well as the ability to communicate one’s own, potentially contradictory meanings and negotiate them with others.

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The American Southwest Dispatch

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The American Southwest Dispatch, by John Slifko: political coverage and more in the southwestern states
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A just started newspaper production of my own making. It will take a few months to get it into order and fully relevant to Democratic Place and Space.
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New map shows how the Internet will travel underwater in 2013

New map shows how the Internet will travel underwater in 2013 | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
A beautifully done map shows how the Internet traverses the open ocean.
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Democracy Digest » 'Third wave crackdown' on Sudan's civil society

Democracy Digest » 'Third wave crackdown' on Sudan's civil society | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Sudan's government is trying to close independent forums for civil society dialogue and coordination, says a leading African rights group, accusing pro-democracy NGOs of receiving US funding in order to undermine the ...
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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Cultural heritage interpretation training workshop (War of 1812)

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Cultural heritage interpretation training workshop (War of 1812) | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
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Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS

Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

"GIS has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost." 


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the rent of the civil war 

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Todd Pollard's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:34 PM

I really like this interactive map application.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, August 28, 2014 1:13 PM

unit 1

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Just another of the millions of uses for GIS...

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Turkey’s Protests Indicate Growing Independence Of Civil Society – Analysis

Turkey’s Protests Indicate Growing Independence Of Civil Society – Analysis | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
International observers and representatives of the expert community continue to discuss the political situation in Turkey engulfed by a series of protests
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Civil society in Turkey is maturing, strengthening, but the current catalysis began with the democratic or non democratic use of a geographic place, a park. 

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Greenroofs.com Projects - Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Hardin Visitors Center & Parking Deck

Greenroofs.com Projects - Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Hardin Visitors Center & Parking Deck | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
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This a non profit corporation in the "third sector" (civil society incuding non profits) involved in green landscaping. 

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Liberación masiva de coworkers en la Coworking Spain Conference 2012 :: workINcompany

Nos ha costado...pero aquí está! El striptease coworker / colectivo que tod@s esperabais!!! Demasiado coworking puede generar manifestaciones impredecibles. ...
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Geography Education

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Global news with a spatial perspective: Interesting, current supplemental materials for geography students and teachers.
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Free to embrace ‘shower of democracy’ - Editorials - MiamiHerald.com

OUR OPINION: Cuba’s most famous blogger, Yoani Sánchez, arrived in Brazil ready for ‘information war’
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Voice of Egyptian Women

Voice of Egyptian Women | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Voice of Egyptian Women is an informal advocacy group that wishes to promote and safeguard the rights and interests of Egyptian women. By consolidating a network of women and men into a mobilizing...
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Apple Meets With Turkish Officials on Tablets for Schools

Apple Meets With Turkish Officials on Tablets for Schools | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Apple Vice President for education John Couch is reportedly in talks with the Turkish government about the country’s goal to make tablets accessible to 15 million schoolchildren...
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Does Transit Build Stronger Communities? | Planetizen

Does Transit Build Stronger Communities? | Planetizen | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
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Here is another information point on ritual and tranmsission views of communication as integral in human interest, agency as subject, and experience. The tension of ritual vs. transmission dimensions of communicaiton in community is always mediated in human embodied habit, habit correction, technology and con-specifc place and networks of place. 

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Public Sphere and Popular Media in China | Dissertation Reviews

Public Sphere and Popular Media in China | Dissertation Reviews | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
A review of The Public and the Popular Media in China, by Hsiao-Wen Lee. The question of whether or not China has ever had or can develop a public sphere in the Habermasian sense has been debated by scholars ...
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House accepts French Revolutionary Republic flag as gift, Jan. 4, 1796 - Andrew Glass

House accepts French Revolutionary Republic flag as gift, Jan. 4, 1796 - Andrew Glass | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
On this day in 1796, the House of Representatives accepted as a gift the tricolored flag of the French Revolutionary Republic.
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