Syria: The Reckoning

A history of modern Syria offering an intriguing and incisive perspective on the ongoing war in the country.

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Doreen Massey on Space

In honor of the late Doreen Massey, an eminent geographer who died Friday at age 72, we repost her Social Science Bites podcast, which has long been one of our most popular. In this interview, Massey asked us to rethink our assumptions about space — and explained why.

Source: www.socialsciencespace.com

If you’ve wanted to see how an academic geographer approaches space, politics, and power, this podcast is a good entry point.  It is also a nice intellectual tribute to a giant social theorist who contribute greatly within the discipline and beyond.

 

Tagsspace, spatial, political, governance, culturecultural norms, perspective.

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If The World Were 100 People

If the population of the world was only 100 people, what would society look like? How many people would have shelter? Clean water? Education?

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Reminicent of the picture book, “If the World were a Village” by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to to a broader audience. The concept is simple, but the impact is profound.

 

Tags: statistics, development, perspective.

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The Digital Writing Process

Now, with nearly 20 years of middle and high school teaching behind me, I still respect the writing process approach and its benefits. I also recognize that the nature of writing has changed tremendously over those two decades due to the significant influence of digital tools and sources. Of course, today’s composers still must meet the commonly accepted conventions of the genre in which they are engaged, but our visual digital culture creates different demands than did the primarily print text-based world.

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Interesting approach to digital writing.

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Aboriginal languages to become new HSC subject – Sydney Morning Herald

“Aboriginal languages will become a new HSC subject from 2016, a decade after the indigenous languages policy was introduced.”

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United Nations, take note: This is how we combat climate change in the Kimberley

The Kimberley Land Council has told the United Nations about its “world class” savanna burning program, which is not only reaping environmental gains but curbing social issues as well, during talks about climate action in Paris.

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Indigenous say untapped potential for Australia to tackle climate change

In just over a month, representatives from nearly 200 countries will travel to France to secure a legally binding target to reduce global warming.

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