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Cultural Syncretism

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:39 AM

I found this image on social media from a great geography teacher (link to his site--looking for APHG group activities?  Try this).  This picture taken at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Memphis, TN shows an intrguing linguistic combination that I had never imagined before.  This is referred to as cultural syncretism, where two or more cultures or cultural traits combine together to make something new.  Globalization and migration are making more cultural combinations than we've ever seen before in this human mosaic we call home.


Tags: language, culture, the South, APHG, religion, landscape.

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 28, 2014 11:02 PM

This was taken in Memphis, TN. I liked how it mixes the religion with the surrounding culture and dialect, really interesting and shows that people can have the same religion and different backgrounds. 

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Resources  linked to the NSW K-10 Geography Syllabus and Australian Curriculum Geography
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Globalization in a Nutshell

"The world is becoming more and more interconnected. Globalization changes how people consume, work and live almost everywhere on the world. Today, many economic, political, cultural or ecological relationships are not explainable from a national perspective. At the same time, a controversial debate about the consequences of globalization has begun."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 16, 2014 3:32 PM

This is a good video to explain globalization (although this is my personal favorite), to see that it not just an economic force, but one that touches just about every facet of modern life.
 

Questions to ponder: What are the driving forces behind globalization? What areas are most impacted by globalization?  How does globalization benefit some, and adversely impact others? Why?


Tags: globalization, economic, industry, NGOs, political, scale, unit 6 industry.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 14, 2014 4:24 AM

Globalization in a Nutshell

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, November 2, 2014 4:29 PM

Integração seletiva...

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 ‘Extinction tourism’

 ‘Extinction tourism’ | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
“ Visit of giant cruise ship will bring money and tourists to the Northwest Passage, but fears grow for the area’s people and its ecosystem”
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oyndrila's curator insight, August 23, 11:21 PM
A new kind of tourism, relevant in the days of climate change.
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Embracing tourism to protect Kenyan wildlife - Geographical

Embracing tourism to protect Kenyan wildlife - Geographical | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Conservation of iconic threatened species will be aided by the re-opening of Loisaba, a tourist operation in Laikipia, Kenya, in co-operation with The Nature Conservancy
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Consequences of connections to places and sustainability.
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Cartograms of the Olympic Games

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The distribution of medals shows the existing Olympic inequalities: The overall patterns are a reflection of wealth distribution in the world, raising the question whether money can buy sporting success. Besides investment in sports by those countries who can afford it, the medal tables also reflect a battle for global supremacy in political terms.

 

Tags: sport, popular culture, mapping, historical, cartography.


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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, August 15, 8:32 PM
Another very interesting way to present geographic data.
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Made-in China elements at Rio 2016 Olympic Games 

Made-in China elements at Rio 2016 Olympic Games  | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Olympic organizers in Rio have been forced to contend with a long string of headaches in the build
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Connected world - access to communications networks 2016

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Made In China: A Look Inside The Life Of A Factory Worker

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A look inside the life of a Chinese factory worker, from our friends at Remake.
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Panama Canal tells us about globalization

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The extended Panama Canal offers a world of new possibilities, including a new era of globalization and trade.
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Wider impact

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What the expansion of Panama’s waterway means for world trade
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Global trade will be impacted by widening of the Panama Canal
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Iceland plans Airbnb restrictions amid tourism explosion

Iceland plans Airbnb restrictions amid tourism explosion | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Move to tax people who rent out properties through website as officials and residents express concerns over visitor impact
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Increase in Yellowstone visitors raises park's concerns over wildlife and safety

Increase in Yellowstone visitors raises park's concerns over wildlife and safety | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Park rangers reassess how to manage tourist violations, staff burnout and ‘animal jam’ as number of national park guests peaked to four million last year
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AJ+ - Timeline | Facebook

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We're part of a global generation - without borders - connected to issues that impact your life
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Panama Canal: This Week in Geographic History

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“Monday, August 15 TDIGH: Panama Canal Opens The canal, which cuts across the Isthmus of Panama, allows ships to travel from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in half the time. Map: Historical map showing Panama’s unique location Background: Read more about the Panama Canal Activity: How is climate change affecting shipping? Wednesday,…”
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Great canals facilitate global shipping connections

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Lost cities #4: Pompeii was preserved by disaster. Now it risks ruin all over again

Lost cities #4: Pompeii was preserved by disaster. Now it risks ruin all over again | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
The volcanic eruption that destroyed the Roman city also froze it in time – but now, 2,000 years later, it is alive with people who threaten its existence all over again
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Pardon your French: Chinese tourists and a clash of cultures in Paris

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As Paris becomes a hot spot for Chinese tourism, cultural tensions arise between tourists and locals.
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Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt on Vimeo

Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt on Vimeo | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
How to track every step of production and links between places. The full story is at planetmoney.com/shirt.
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How Vast New Infrastructure Is Bringing the World Together

How Vast New Infrastructure Is Bringing the World Together | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
"If you want to understand the world of tomorrow, why not just look at a good map?
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Great maps for analysing the role of Technology in facilitating global connectednessGeoWorld 8Chapter
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Shipmap.org

An incredible animated and interactive visualisation of global commercial shipping, created by Kiln for the UCL Energy Institute.
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In The Future, ‘Made In China’ Could Become ‘Made In Africa’

In The Future, ‘Made In China’ Could Become ‘Made In Africa’ | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Thanks to Beijing's economic transition, Africa has a chance to pick up some of the industrial production now leaving China.
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Facebook and Microsoft are Building a 4,000 Mile Cable Across the Atlantic Ocean

Facebook and Microsoft are Building a 4,000 Mile Cable Across the Atlantic Ocean | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
Microsoft and Facebook have partnered up with Spanish company Telefonica in building a 4,000-mile cable connecting the US to Europe. The cable will enable data transfer speeds of 160Tbps and will be finished October 2017.
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The world's largest cruise ship and its supersized pollution problem

The world's largest cruise ship and its supersized pollution problem | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
As Harmony of the Seas sets sail from Southampton docks on Sunday she will leave behind a trail of pollution – a toxic problem that is growing as the cruise industry and its ships get ever bigger
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Tourism / travel : Mount Everest: Sherpas Against Racist Western Climbers

Tourism / travel : Mount Everest: Sherpas Against Racist Western Climbers | Lorraine's Interconnections | Scoop.it
The documentary ‘Sherpa’ captures an intense battle between Sherpas and entitled Western climbers—including one very racist American.
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