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Globalizing the Local, Localizing the Global

Sheikha Al Mayassa, a patron of artists, storytellers and filmmakers in Qatar, talks about how art and culture create a country's identity -- and allow every country to share its unique identity with the wider world.

 

Oftentimes, we in the more developed world seek to change cultural practices and institutions in the developing world. This talk speaks to the importance of locally based agents for cultural change, specifically within the context of the Middle East. While we might wish to see what many perceive as universal rights spread throughout the world, the local cultural geographies must be taken into consideration into how to carry out any initiative that seeks to change local institutions.


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Katharine Norman's curator insight, September 15, 2013 1:19 AM

Sheikha provides an amazing talk that leaves no one denying that culture is the underlying thread that ties us all together.

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Why Greece and Germany just don’t get along, in 15 charts

Why Greece and Germany just don’t get along, in 15 charts | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The story of two countries helps explain why Germany and Greece don't see eye-to-eye.
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The Economist - How immigrants can save dying cities | Facebook

The Economist - How immigrants can save dying cities | Facebook | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Declining metropolises in America hope that newcomers can bring about a revival http://econ.st/1CH6XqU #econarchive
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America now has more Spanish speakers than Spain, study claims

America now has more Spanish speakers than Spain, study claims | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Only Mexico has more people speaking Spanish than the U.S., but America could pass their 121 million native speakers before 2050
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Indian officials want 100 ‘smart cities.’ Residents just want water and power.

Indian officials want 100 ‘smart cities.’ Residents just want water and power. | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The government plans to spend &u0024;7.5 billion modernizing older cities and building new ones by 2022.
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Caroline McDevitt's curator insight, August 30, 6:53 PM

This article talks about India's plan to create "smart cities" throughout it's country. By doing this, it is helping the country become more urbanized and healthier since right now, most of India's cities run on the dirty water coming from the sewage system, and only clean water comes on for 2 hours each day. By having smart cities becoming a project in India, urbanization will increase and more people will move to cities since water to hospitals, schools, and homes will be purified and clean. As for international relations with this project, the U.S. agrees to help fund for India's project will is helping the relationship we have with them. Also, India's politics and economics will benefit from smart cites as India becomes transformed into a 21st century Utopia, which can now compete with other world powers like the U.S. I believe that smart cities are a good investment for India and it will help speed up their development process greatly.

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Saving the Cows, Starving the Children

Saving the Cows, Starving the Children | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party talks about economic growth. So why is it letting religion get in the way of nutrition?
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What race would you be 100 years ago, according to the US Census?

This interactive graphic shows the census categories for every decade from 1790 to today.
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Is it ethical to contact self-Isolated peoples?, Science in Action - BBC World Service

Is it ethical to contact self-Isolated peoples?, Science in Action - BBC World Service | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Contacting self-isolated Amazonian peoples, we debate the ethics of intervention
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When I lost my hands making flatscreens I can't afford, nobody would help me | Rosa Moreno

When I lost my hands making flatscreens I can't afford, nobody would help me | Rosa Moreno | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Injured workers like me don’t ask for much of the billions these companies make off of our work. We just want enough to take care of our families
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Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta urges Africa to give up aid - BBC News

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta urges Africa to give up aid - BBC News | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta urges African leaders to give up foreign aid, saying it is not an acceptable basis for prosperity.
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This Is How The Rest Of The World Eats Bread

This Is How The Rest Of The World Eats Bread | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Baltic Travel Company has created a pretty infographic highlighting one of our favorite foods: bread. In it, 37 of the world's most iconic bread styles are depicted and explained. This selection of breads
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Here's How People In 40 Different Parts Of The World Eat Hot Dogs

Here's How People In 40 Different Parts Of The World Eat Hot Dogs | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
I'm not big on hot dogs, but I think even I would try some of these awesome creations using hot dogs.The people at Food Republic came up with this awesome chart that that shows how people all over the world eat hot dogs, and some of them are pretty interesting.
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The end of industry?

The end of industry? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
TRUDGING from the mineshaft, black with coal-dust from their plastic helmets to their steel-capped boots and naked legs, the Hatfield miners appear as a vision from...
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Bad Maps Are Everywhere These Days. Here's How to Avoid Being Fooled

Bad Maps Are Everywhere These Days. Here's How to Avoid Being Fooled | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Tips from a geographer who's seen it all.
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The Economist - Urbanisation in China | Facebook

The Economist - Urbanisation in China | Facebook | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
By 2030 Chinese cities will be home to about 1 billion people. Getting urban China to work properly is vital to the country’s economic and political...
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The Legacy of Coal in England

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A photographer captures the cultural and social life of his home, the country’s once thriving coalfields.
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Indian Beef Workers Fight to Bring Back the Bull Market

Indian Beef Workers Fight to Bring Back the Bull Market | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A law banning beef in the state of Maharashtra, which includes Mumbai, has left more than a million people scrambling to save their livelihoods.
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As South Sudan Crisis Worsens, ‘There Is No More Country’

As South Sudan Crisis Worsens, ‘There Is No More Country’ | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
In the world’s newest nation, the fighting, atrocities and hunger have increased, with no end in sight to the warring leaders’ power struggle.
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Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach

Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
This website serves as an off-campus host for text, images, data and other web-based resources associated with the free eText, Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 4:58 PM

I'm very excited to see a free eText in Human Geography.  I will be looking at this more closely during the next semester and think that geography teachers will see this as a welcome supplemental to their arsenal of resources. This is definitely on the shortlist of best materials on this site.   


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Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, August 13, 7:24 AM

Human Geography

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 13, 8:52 AM

Gracias a Seth Dixon accedo a este texto de acceso libre que es una interesante Introducción a la Geografía Humana. De fácil navegación se puede acceder a valiosa información textual, a imágenes, datos y otros recursos. Es un producto de Steven Graves, profesor de geografía en California State University, Northridge.

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How the English language became such a mess

How the English language became such a mess | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
James Harbeck investigates how the English language became such a mess – and why we only have ourselves to blame.
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Saudi Business Opening Drives Social Changes

Saudi Business Opening Drives Social Changes | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
New businesses are beginning to transform one of the world’s most conservative societies, as the kingdom’s rulers move to diversify away from oil, create more jobs and integrate their largely insular economy into the global system.
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Esperanto Is Not Dead: Can The Universal Language Make A Comeback?

Esperanto Is Not Dead: Can The Universal Language Make A Comeback? | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A hundred years ago, a Polish physician created a language that anyone could learn easily. The hope was to bring the world closer together. Today Esperanto speakers say it's helpful during travel.
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Forget Sykes-Picot. It’s the Treaty of Sèvres That Explains the Modern Middle East.

Forget Sykes-Picot. It’s the Treaty of Sèvres That Explains the Modern Middle East. | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Ninety-five years ago today, Europe carved up the Ottoman empire. That treaty barely lasted a year, but we're feeling its aftershocks today.
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The true size of ...

This site is used to highlight the distortion issues caused by the Mercator map projection. It can be used to show the true size of countries
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