Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A book by it's cover

Related links to Spatialworlds 
Spatialworlds website

Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
'Towards a National Geography Curriculum' project website
Humsteach blog    

Where am I??  
Adelaide, Australia: S: 34º 55' E: 138º 36'

 Just geographically interesting

Over the past year I have been curating a called 'Just real interesting'. As I say in the introduction to the, this site is: 

A of just interesting things with an obvious fascination with all things historical, social,  cultural and geographical (and just things real interesting!)

As a result of this rather vague description and in turn Internet trawling of the, I have curated a rather eclectic site. The site is particularly strong in the area of Cultural Geography and makes for some interesting reading, highly relevant to Human Geography. At times it is a challenge to see how it fits into a definition of geography but considering geography is dependent on the reader using the geographical lens, I think we can claim that almost any story can be seen as geography.  Here is just a taste of some of the very interesting sites from the on the perspective of appearance and culture and the related issues of beauty, sexism, racism and difference.

Muslim Woman Discovers Friendly New World When a Winter Scarf Covers Her Hijab

* How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public

The burka ban in France

Guy Brings His White Girl To Barbershop In Harlem...

* Holloween costumes and racism 

* Supermodel wears Hijab for a day

* Anti-Muslim harassment

* Which place is actually more racist

* Finding cultural voice

* Body modification

* Little boys wearing dresses

* Advertising's Image of Women

* Girls wearing pink

* Muslim beauty pageant

* Fattening rooms for appearance 

* Foot binding

* Tatoos

* Scarification

* Beauty and men

* Concept of beauty

* Lip plates

Go to the Just Real Interesting to view more articles of great interest to the cultural geographer. I think you would agree there is some pretty eclectic but fascinating material there for the human geography classroom.


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