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Islamic art at the National Museum is spectacular, but misses opportunities to bridge a cultural gap

Despite the beauty and novelty of the objects in the NMA's new exhibition of Islamic art, the exhibition misses opportunities to make Islamic cultures comprehensible.
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The Sun's ethical failings over the Raheem Sterling gun tattoo story

The Sun's treatment of Raheem Sterling exposes the ethical failings of its reporting.
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Australia relies on volunteers to monitor its endangered species

For decades, state and federal governments have shed environmental budgets and staff. Now it's up to volunteers to fill the gap.
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Refugee crisis: the immediate and lasting impacts of powerful images

Social media can act as the engine room for public engagement with refugees, allowing people to move beyond 'I should do something' to 'I will take action'.
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'It's all fentanyl': opioid crisis takes shape in Philadelphia as overdoses surge

'It's all fentanyl': opioid crisis takes shape in Philadelphia as overdoses surge | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Nationally, over the past three years, fentanyl-related deaths have increased by 540%, and the epidemic is felt acutely in Philadelphia’s Kensington area
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Losing the Language of Happiness | Psychology Today

Losing the Language of Happiness | Psychology Today | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Losing the Language of Happiness: the consequences of ecological destruction. By Steven Kotler...

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Bankers: an anthropological study

Bankers: an anthropological study | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
What happens in the City of London affects everyone, but most of us know very little about the people who work there – or what they do all day.
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Can Bilingualism Offset the Impact of Poverty? | Psychology Today

Can Bilingualism Offset the Impact of Poverty? | Psychology Today | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Psychology Today: Here to Help ... Some suggest that it may even be harmful because it confuses children with more words and slows their uptake of the primary language and integration into the culture they live in.
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Australia Day billboards with girls in hijabs to appear nationwide after campaign raises $130,000

Australia Day billboards with girls in hijabs to appear nationwide after campaign raises $130,000 | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Campaign plans to put up dozens of billboards across capital cities with surplus funding going to Indigenous organisations
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AKB48 and sexual politics - The Japan Times

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AKB48 and sexual politics
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Japanese pop star Ms. Minami Minegishi, a member of the girls' entertainment group, AKB48, made headlines around the world after cropping her hair and delivering a tearful, apologetic video.
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EDO POP Exhibit to Open at Japan Society Gallery, 3/9 - Broadway World

EDO POP Exhibit to Open at Japan Society Gallery, 3/9 - Broadway World | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
EDO POP Exhibit to Open at Japan Society Gallery, 3/9 Broadway World Japan Society Gallery explores the continuing generative power of Japanese popular culture in Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints (March 9-June 9, 2013), an exhibition...
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Meet the man who invited Pauline Hanson out for an HSP

Meet the man who invited Pauline Hanson out for an HSP | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Sydney psychologist Mohammed Attai gained national attention on Monday when he appeared in the audience of ABC TV's Q&A, asking Senator Pauline Hanson out to dinner with his family for a halal snack pack. So what did he make of her response?
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Crocheting coral reefs to learn geometry and smash the patriarchy

Crocheting coral reefs to learn geometry and smash the patriarchy | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
When Margaret Wertheim and her sister began crocheting in front of the TV, little did they suspect their hobby would become a global environmental initiative empowering women.
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Like many gay Muslim people, I have no faith in Pride | Amrou Al-Kadhi | Opinion | The Guardian

Like many gay Muslim people, I have no faith in Pride | Amrou Al-Kadhi | Opinion | The Guardian | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Pride’s militant secularism excludes people of faith who wish to march, says the British-Iraqi writer and performer Amrou Al-Kadhi
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I love Volgograd: the enduring wartime relationship with one British city

As the England World Cup team get set to debut in Volgograd it's apt to reflect on an Anglo-Russian relationship that has endured tumultuous political times.
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Chinese investment in Australia falls as political debate hits confidence

Interviews with Chinese executives confirm the political debate about China is creating feelings of being unwelcome and apprehensive about investing in Australia.
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How a photo research project gives refugee women a voice in resettlement policy

How a photo research project gives refugee women a voice in resettlement policy | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Refugee women's voices are often left out of resettlement policy. A participatory research method called photovoice helps uncover resettlement issues from their perspectives.
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How cultures combine and blend in a person | Psychology Today

How cultures combine and blend in a person | Psychology Today | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it

Bilinguals who are also bicultural By Francois Grosjean, Ph.D....


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Gestures improve language learning

Gestures improve language learning | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress) -- Learning a new language usually requires written and spoken instructions but a new study shows that the use of word-specific gestures may aid in the learning process and help students better retain new words.

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Doc's Talk: Muslims and Westerners: The Psychological Differences

Doc's Talk: Muslims and Westerners: The Psychological Differences | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
... writing my book, in which I describe a psychological profile of the Muslim culture. The title of the book is Among Criminal Muslims: A Psychologist's Experiences from the Copenhagen Municipality. (Free Press Society, 2009).
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The story of those iconic soy sauce bottles

The story of those iconic soy sauce bottles | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
The iconic and ubiquitous Kikkoman soy sauce bottle draws its Japanese design principles from war and peace.
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Australia Day billboard featuring women in hijabs removed after threats

Australia Day billboard featuring women in hijabs removed after threats | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Digital sign in Melbourne showing two Muslim women in front of the Australian flag sparks furious social media debate and threats to company
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Millions of dogs, cats coddled, 200000 gassed each year in pet-mad Japan - The Japan Times

Millions of dogs, cats coddled, 200000 gassed each year in pet-mad Japan - The Japan Times | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Millions of dogs, cats coddled, 200000 gassed each year in pet-mad Japan
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Oliver was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) by the queen last year for her services to animal welfare and civil society in Japan.
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What Day is Today? - The Day of Cats | IroMegane

What Day is Today? - The Day of Cats | IroMegane | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
22nd of February is a Cat Day in Japan because of the sound of 222 is similar to the sound of cats, nyan nyan nyan. I´ve found cats lovers´ a little ... Japan Society in NY offer a lecture about Japanese underworld culture.
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'I'm optimistic about young Muslims': Ziauddin Sardar

'I'm optimistic about young Muslims': Ziauddin Sardar | Intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Ziauddin Sardar is hopeful for the future thanks to a new brand of young, critical thinking, and often female, Muslims.
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