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Pop Culture’s Effect on the Internet by @merlinuward

Pop Culture’s Effect on the Internet by @merlinuward | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Pop Culture’s Effect on the Internet “Popular Culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, memes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th...

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Despite its aims, the Immigration Bill is unlikely to reduce undocumented migration to the UK | Left Foot Forward

Despite its aims, the Immigration Bill is unlikely to reduce undocumented migration to the UK | Left Foot Forward | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Critics, who represent a wide range of interests, have called the Bill ‘unworkable’.

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Syrian widow tells of boat migration

Syrian widow tells of boat migration | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Najah Kourdi, a Syrian refugee in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria, speaks to the BBC about how she lost her husband after their attempt to migrate to Europe by boat went wrong.

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Animal Winter Games: Whale Migration Marathon

Every spring, a series of epic battles are fought in the waters off America's west coast. It's the season when killer whales hunt their ...youtube.com
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Gullah Culture in Danger of Fading Away

Gullah Culture in Danger of Fading Away | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Time has stood still on the tiny rural island of St. Helena, South Carolina. And the people who live there, descendants of West African slaves who call themselves "Gullahs," want to keep it that way.

 

Diffusion, language, cultural syncretism, folk culture and globalization are themes that can all be taught using this old National Geographic article on Gullah culture.  For a documentary, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCYBf-1yHmI


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Sinclair Tucker's comment, January 30, 2012 2:20 PM
this is quite interesting due to the fact that i grew up in West Africa, both Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria. Sierra Leone is my hometown neighbor which is Liberia. The slaves from Sierra Leone who now reside in south carolina still have their traditional ways. They eat okra and several other grains, with a lot of sea food because their hometown Sierra Leone is located on the west coast of africa.
elsa hunziker's comment, January 30, 2012 2:31 PM
"Culture is a dynamic phenomenon. There is no such thing as it remaining constant anywhere in the world," said Beverly John, a sociologist and executive assistant to the president at Chicago State University. "People often say, 'Show me the Gullah culture.' But culture comes from within. It isn't openly practiced. Therefore, the Gullah culture will survive." ...Wow!
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70million a year arrive in UK unchecked: Migration chief slams £1.2billion electronic borders fiasco

70million a year arrive in UK unchecked: Migration chief slams £1.2billion electronic borders fiasco | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Ten years after it was devised by Labour ministers, e-borders is failing to meet most of its objectives, an official report reveals today

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Hundreds dead, missing as migrant boat sinks off Italy

Hundreds dead, missing as migrant boat sinks off Italy | Human Geography | Scoop.it
PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - More than 300 people drowned or were feared dead after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, one...
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