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Meet the Amish 1 of 4 - First experience on an aeroplane - YouTube

This engrossing reality series follows a group of teens who are experiencing Rumspringa, a period when Amish teenagers are allowed to explore life outside of...
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Harvard Reference Generator Tool: Harvard/APA Referencing created for essays, reports and dissertations | Neil's Toolbox

Harvard Reference Generator Tool: Harvard/APA Referencing created for essays, reports and dissertations | Neil's Toolbox | The Social and Cultural World | Scoop.it
A free harvard-style reference generator tool. Just pop in the author, title, etc and out pops your Harvard-style references ready to include in your essay or report. Makes Harvard Referencing easy!
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Harvard reference generator for annotated bibliographies. 

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NSW State Library's panel on diversity fails to actually be diverse

NSW State Library's panel on diversity fails to actually be diverse | The Social and Cultural World | Scoop.it
Four white people will be on a panel talking about 'Multiculturalism: what are we afraid of?' Apparently we are afraid of letting people of colour discuss race in a public forum.
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China's generation gap

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"Chinese parents bemoan the laziness and greed of their children, but this generation of young people has had enough.  Parents who spent their own twenties labouring on remote farms have children who measure their world in malls, iPhones, and casual dates."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:01 PM

China rapid economic ascent has been astounding, but it has led to some interesting cultural dynamics as parents and children are literally from different worlds. 

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APHG-U2

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Cultural Transmission

"Check out more of Lily's work at: http://shapeswemake.tumblr.com/ Lily Myers, performing for Wesleyan University at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitations.  This was awarded Best Love Poem."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 30, 2013 4:43 PM

This is an emotionally evocative look at how gendered roles and norms are embedded in everyday social actions.  After watching this video ask yourself: How is 'culture' transmitted?  How is it received?  What elements of gender roles did I learn from my family without them overtly trying to teach them to me?  

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Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot

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Public schools for the first time are offering classes in Islam to primary school students to better integrate Germany’s large Muslim minority and to try to counter the influence of radical religious thinking.

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Sarah Ziolkowski's curator insight, January 16, 2014 2:51 PM

This article applies to our unit of cultural differences in religion.The article talks about how these new classes in Hesse, Germany could lower radical religious thinking. This not only helps educate muslim children so their thinking doesn't become radical, but also educates the country to accept islam and not outcast those with that relgion. This could become a reality in your hometown if proved successful. In the future we can hope to see more tolerance and acceptance in the islamic faith and also tolerance for islamics in countries like Germany or maybe even The US.

Isabelle Zahn's curator insight, January 18, 2014 2:48 PM

This article relates to our topic of religion and it  also relates to values and  globalization. In this article it talks about a school in Germany creating  classes in  Islam so that other people can understand them. Imagine how teachers had to go through so much more training just so that they were able to teach these new classes. This is helping to integrate Germany's  large Muslim minority and to trying to  counter the influence of radical religious thinking. This is the first time the public schools are offering classes in Islam. This has relevance and international communities because people also speak Islam and this isn't the only country that is starting to recognize it and wants to change this and create new classes for them so that they can be like everybody else. Some short-term effects could be other schools catching on and creating class is just for the Islam. Some long-term effects it could be every school having classes especially for the muslim kids. I'm also another long-term effect could be teachers having to learn Islam so that they do have the background to teach these kids if they ever were to come through their system. 

chris tobin's curator insight, February 6, 2014 11:15 AM

Many countries, including the U.S. has a Melting Pot of culture and I believe this cultivates better understanding and integration process

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Why Chinese parents don't say I love you | dailylife.com.au

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Favorite Anti-Feminist Theory Debunked By Purdue Researchers | The Raw Story

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10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America

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Advice the Japanese give their own countrymen on how to handle the peculiarities of American culture.
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What Each of Facebook’s 51 New Gender Options Means

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For ten years, the social network limited billions of people identifying as either male or female. Now there are dozens of terms to pick from. Here’s how to understand them all.
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San Francisco clothing label uses PhD candidates instead of models

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This is super cool.
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Amish: A Secret Life - YouTube

An intimate portrait of Amish family life and faith, following Old Order Amish couple Miriam and David and their family, and capturing the reason why this fa...
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SAC Task 1 Formatting and tips.pdf - Google Drive

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My first google doc.  Assessment general and formatting tips for SAC Task 1

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11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

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The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:44 AM

Language is not a perfect mirror into the mind.  How we think is about the world around us is subtly shaped by the language(s) that we speak and from the cultural context within which that language has emerged.   

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As US demographics change, so does the menu

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MIAMI (AP) — Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start.

 

These days, tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns; sales of tortilla chips trump potato chips; and tacos and burritos have become so ubiquitously "American," most people don't even consider them ethnic.  Welcome to the taste of American food in 2013.


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Sarah Ziolkowski's curator insight, December 14, 2013 12:11 PM

This article  showcases the acculturation of Hispanic foods into the American menu, and applies  to the  concepts of culture unit. It focuses on the ever increasing sale of tortillas, salsa, and tortilla chips, and also the adaptation of Hispanic flavors and food into Classic American restaurants. This trend promotes predictions that tortilla chips will outsell potato chips, while salsa already outsells ketchup. Every community has proof of this, as ethnic foods begin to make their way out of the international food aisle and into the aisles of bread and condiments. 

megan b clement's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:20 PM

This article talks about how as we become more diverse in the United States our taste has changed as well. Alot of Latin Food has become the most popular food in stores or markets. Tortillas and salsa outselling potato chips or hot dogs. Times are changing as well as the demographic and its traditions.

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Cultural Syncretism

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:31 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.

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The rise of the 'cholitas'

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Bolivia's "cholitas" are riding the crest of a resurgence that has seen them transform from being "maids of the middle classes" who were routinely stereotyped and discriminated against, to having real clout in the economic, political and fashion worlds.

With their high bowler hats, puffed skirts and coquettish demeanour, they may look like they have stepped out of an early 20th century television costume drama, but cholas - or as they are affectionately known, cholitas - are very much a driving force in modern Bolivia.


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Paige Therien's curator insight, February 21, 2014 1:53 PM

The election of an indigenous president, Evo Morales, has allowed indigenous, and formerly repressed, peoples the ability to embrace their cultures and history and gain more opportunities, especially the cholitas.  Cholitas, historically, were rural peasants who migrated to the cities.  By no longer excluding this group of people, the economy has had the chance to grow.   Glamorized, elitist politicians and their agendas which are characteristic of many Latin American countries, are beginning to loose their grip on Bolivia's society, and this is especially benefiting the rural, indigenous, and/or marginalized people.  The cholitas acceptance in their own country and in global markets will change how this society, and other societies, view women and oppressed peoples.

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QUT cite|write - Writing an annotated bibliography

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Guide to writing an annotated bibliography.
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International Women's Day 2014: Mothers and daughters around the world - in pictures

International Women's Day 2014: Mothers and daughters around the world - in pictures | The Social and Cultural World | Scoop.it
On the eve of International Women’s Day, Reuters presents a set of portraits of mothers and their daughters from around the globe
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UNICEF Tap Project

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How long can you go without touching your phone? Giorgio Armani Fragrances will donate one day of clean water to a child in need for every 10 minutes you go without your phone. Take the challenge!
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Chivalry makes men nervous: the subtle art of male-on-male emasculation

Chivalry makes men nervous: the subtle art of male-on-male emasculation | The Social and Cultural World | Scoop.it
Holding the door open for another man is a gesture he might not thank you for, according to researchers at an Indiana university. So which other acts of kindness should men take care to avoid, asks Leo Benedictus
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Why teens can't stop taking 'ugly selfies' | dailylife.com.au

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There's no such thing as the 'cohabitation effect'

There's no such thing as the 'cohabitation effect' | The Social and Cultural World | Scoop.it
No, living together before marriage does not lead to divorce.
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