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Reblog: Capturing the Soul of Seoul – ‘Gangnam Style’

In my latest blog on Geography Directions I draw attention to Nebahat Tokatli’s (2012) Geography Compass paper, which discusses the relationship between place and image for profit-making strategies within the fashion industry.  In the same way that Paris and Milan have their positive place-image exploited by companies, I consider the global chart hit “Gangnam Style” by South Korean rapper Psy.  Embodying a similar technique, the song’s producers have used the stereotype of a certain area of Seoul (and its associations) to generate millions in revenue and render Psy a global phenomenon.  Read the blog post here:

Capturing the Soul of Seoul: ‘Gangnam Style’ and the Profits of Place-making

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Reblog: Classrooms for the 21st Century

Check out my latest post for Geography Directions surrounding how contemporary pressures on the education system have led to an increase in homeschooling for certain areas of the demographic.  These patterns of actions stimulate Peter Kraftl’s call for increased attention to geographies of ‘alternative education’.  Those who are interested in carceral geography might find parallels in the challenges of developing classrooms for the contemporary era within the penal system.

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Classrooms for the 21st Century: Geographies of Alternative Education

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