In a nation of 230 million people, 700 languages and some 300 ethnicities, ethnic Chinese are one of Indonesiaâ€™s historic minorities.
Religion and ethnicity are often connected, but not always. This case study of such a group, the Chinese Muslims of Indonesia, provide an interesting glimpse into the economic, historic and political patterns of these cultural groups that are parts of communal identities.
Looking for an easy online method of sharing and using powerpoint presentations? Slideshare is made just for that. Here is one I made of Middle Eastern flags a while back, showing the cultural patterns and similarities among the flags. Students are quick to note that the Israeli flag sticks out and "doesn't fit in well visually."
Fabrics, colors and patterns are infused with cultural meaningWaterloo Cedar Falls CourierShe did research on Native American star quilts on the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Reservation in northeastern Montana for her master's thesiis in...
As a graduate student I wrote my dissertation on the meanings within the symbolic landscape. Since very few are clamoring to read my 500 page dissertation, this is a sampling that shows one of my ...
I didn't intend for this to be the weekend of statue resources, but the Joe Paterno controversy (for more opinions on that see: http://geographyeducation.org/2012/07/13/the-joe-paterno-statue-on-penn-state-campus/ ) has me thinking of other controversial statues that I researched while in Mexico City. I wrote an article in the Journal of Geography showing how you can teach cultural patterns and processes using contested monuments in the symbolic landscape. Consider this site a supplemental resource to that article (with the original article, photos, videos and Google Earth files attached).
This is a succinct (but not perfect) summary of Malthusian ideas on population. What do you think of his ideas? Any specific parts of his theory that you agree with? Do you disagree with some of his ideas? What did history have to say about it?
Tags: Demographics, population, models, APHG, unit 2 population.
"Just 200 years ago, there were only 1 billion people on the planet, and over the next 150 years, that number grew to 3 billion. But in the past 50 years, the global population has more than doubled, and the UN projects that it could possibly grow to 15 billion by the year 2100. As the international organization points out, this increasing rate of change brings with it enormous challenges."
"Population statistics are like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country's future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries' pyramids as examples."
To communicate Islamic morals and good conduct to people is a command of Allah: Let there be a community among you who call to the good, and enjoin the right, and forbid the wrong. They are the ones who have success. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 104) In one verse Allah commands us to “Call to t... http://islamicquestions.net/can-one-call-religion-allah/
How Facebook connections mirror old empires EIGHT years ago Facebook launched as an online social network connecting a small college community from a dorm room at Harvard University.
These graphics show how in a post-colonial world, former colonies are still socially intertwined in a cultural network that mirrors the empires of yesteryear. Why are these modern social networks so similar to imperial patterns? What economic explanations are there for these patterns? What is the cultural impact?
The findings suggest that as the instructor and the students interact in the language classroom, it is not so much the particular pieces of cultural and linguistic information under discussion that delineate the actual culture learning process, but...
California’s rich diversity of Native American ethnic-and-language groups took shape during the past 12,000 years as migrating tribes settled first on the lush Pacific coast and then in progressively drier, less-vegetated habitats, says a new University of Utah study.
I found these cartograms from an article in the Telegraph and was immediately impressed. The cartograms originated here and use data from the Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project as to create the int...
This series of cartograms shows some imbalanced populations (such as the pictured Australia) by highlighting countries that have established forward capitals. Question to ponder: Do forward capitals change the demographic regions of a country significantly enough to justify moving the capital?
The 2013 World Population Data Sheet lists all geopolitical entities with populations of 150,000 or more and all members of the UN. These include sovereign states, dependencies, overseas departments, and some territories whose status or boundaries may be undetermined or in dispute.
More developed regions, following the UN classification, comprise all of Europe and North America, plus Australia, Japan, and New Zealand.
All other regions and countries are classified as less developed.
The least developed countries consist of 49 countries with especially low incomes, high economic vulnerability, and poor human development indicators; 34 of these countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, 14 in Asia, and one in the Caribbean.