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Hawaiian Shirts: Articles of Interest #4

Hawaiian Shirts: Articles of Interest #4 | Geography Education | Scoop.it
“There are a few ways to tell if you’re looking at an authentic, high-quality aloha shirt. If the pockets match the pattern, that’s a good sign, but it’s not everything. Much of understanding an aloha shirt is about paying attention to what is on the shirt itself. It’s about looking at the pattern to see the story it tells.”  https://geographyeducation.org/2019/10/10/hawaiian-shirts/
Seth Dixons insight:
An article of clothing is a product of the culture that made it and the place that it is from. If a place has a complex cultural history, with series of migrations that have shaped the place, then the cultural artifact might have a rich product as well. Such is the case with the Aloha shirt from Hawaii.
PIRatE Lab's curator insight, October 10, 2019 9:54 AM
This is an interesting exploration of clothing products and looking deeper than the first glance.
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The Documentary Podcast, Balkan Border Wars - Serbia and Kosovo

The Documentary Podcast, Balkan Border Wars - Serbia and Kosovo | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Old enemies Serbia and Kosovo discuss what for some is unthinkable - an ethnic land swap
Seth Dixons insight:

Land swaps are about fixing problematic borders–and we know that the world is full of problematic, contentious, and disputed borders.  Yet land swap are incredibly rare because it upends the status quo.  A few years back Belgium and Netherlands swapped some land, but more often then not, calls to simply give land to another country just because the land appears to be controlled by the ‘wrong’ country usually go unanswered.  This proposed swap is especially intriguing because (to an objective outside observer) it could benefit both countries and lead to a mutual recognition of their shared border.  Some argue that working this type of border/land-swap is not to different from the ethnic cleansing of yesteryear and won't lead to greater peace and regional cooperation. This series of maps highlights the ethnic, political, and geographic ramifications. 

 

GeoEd Tags: borders, political, territoriality, unit 4 political, Serbia, Kosovo, Europe.

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