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    • 2006 Arab Capital of Culture

    • The Arab Capital of Culture is an initiative taken by the Arab League under the UNESCO Cultural Capitals Program to promote and celebrate Arab culture and encourage cooperation in the Arab region. ... Read »


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    • 2007 Arab Capital of Culture

    • 2007 Arab Capital of Culture

      Al-Jazaїre Arab Capital of Culture (Arabic: الجزائر عاصمة الثقافة العربية‎‎) was the name given to Arab Capital of Culture programme in 2007. ... Read »


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    • 2010 Arab Capital of Culture

    • 2010 Arab Capital of Culture

      The 2010 Arab Capital of Culture was chosen to be Doha, Qatar. The Arab Capital of Culture is an initiative undertaken by UNESCO, under the Cultural Capitals Program to promote and celebrate Arab culture and encourage cooperation in the Arab region. The Qatari government has begun preparations in many different fields ... Read »


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    • Age-area hypothesis

    • The age-area hypothesis is a concept in cultural anthropology that cultural traits tend to expand outward from their origin with time. Thus, the larger an area that a trait is found in, the older it is. The age-area hypothesis is controversial, and considered by some to be discredited. ... Read »


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    • Ala kiyiz

    • Ala kiyiz (Kyrgyz: ала кийиз, [ɑlɑ kijíz]) or tekemet (Kazakh: текемет, [ti̯ɘki̯ɘmi̯ɘ́t]) is a textile floor- or wall-covering made by pressing felt of various colours (often naturally different, and not dyed) together. This is a traditional tex ... Read »


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    • Albanophile

    • An Albanophile is a non-Albanian person who expresses a strong interest in or appreciation for Albanian language, Albanian culture, Albanian literature, Albanian History or the Albanian people. ... Read »


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    • Alkap

    • Alkap (Bengali: আলকাপ) is a form of Bengali folk performance popular in the districts of Murshidabad, Malda and Birbhum in West Bengal and Chapai Nawabganj, Randajshahi in Bangladesh. It has also spread to the adjoining areas of Jharkhand and Bihar such as Dumka and Purnia. Kaap means ‘ka ... Read »


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    • Ambilocal residence

    • Ambilocal residence (or ambilocality), also called bilocal residence (bilocality) is the societal postmarital residence in which couples, upon marriage, live with or near either the husband's parents or the wife's parents. ... Read »


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    • American Temperance Union

    • A national temperance union called the American Society for the Promotion of Temperance was formed in Boston in 1826. Shortly thereafter, a second national temperance union was organized called the American Temperance Society, which grew to 2,200 known societies in several U.S. states, including 800 in New England, 917 ... Read »


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    • Aqyn

    • Akyns or aqyns (Kazakh: ақын, [ɑqə́n], Kyrgyz: акын, [ɑqɯ́n]; both transcribed as aqın or اقىن) are improvising poets and singers in the Kazakh and Kyrgyz cultures. Akyns are different from the zhiraus or manaschys, who are song performers or epic storytellers. ... Read »


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    • Arbitrary culture theory

    • Arbitrary culture theory is the view that human behavior is purely a product of culture, and that culture is completely arbitrary. The implication of this idea is that evolution cannot be applied to human behavior. This article incorporates material from the Citizendium article "", which is licensed under the Creative ... Read »


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    • Archaos

    • Archaos (Cirque Archaos) is a French contemporary circus created by Pierrot Bidon in 1986. It began as an alternative, theatrical circus without animals, featuring dangerous stunts like chainsaw juggling, fire breathing, wall of death, etc. The company is considered a pioneer of the contemporary circus. Today, Archaos ... Read »


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    • Arm and hammer (symbol)

    • The arm and hammer is a symbol consisting of a muscular arm holding a hammer. Used in ancient times as a symbol of the god Vulcan, it came to be known as a symbol of industry, for example blacksmithing and gold-beating. It has been used a symbol by many different kinds of organizations, including banks, local governmen ... Read »


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    • Art and culture law

    • Art and culture law is the body of law, including domestic and foreign law, and multilateral treaties and conventions, that regulates and is applied to artists, fine art and cultural property. ... Read »


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    • Asian studies

    • Asian studies, a term used usually in North America for Oriental studies and is concerned with the Asian people, their cultures, languages, history and politics. Within the Asian sphere, Asian studies combines aspects of sociology, history, cultural anthropology and many other disciplines to study political, cultural a ... Read »


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    • Australian studies

    • Australia studies is the academic field of cultural studies of Australia. ... Read »


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    • Australophile

    • An Australophile is one who appreciates or expresses love of Australian culture, the Australian people, Australian history or all things Australian in general. An Australophile may extend to someone who is born outside Australia and the definition is not limited to an Australian itself. The concept of Australophilia is ... Read »


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    • Austrophile

    • An Austrophile is somebody who is fond of Austrian culture and Austria in general but not born there. Historically it could be applied to the wider Austrian Empire, but since 1918, it has applied to the more limited boundaries of the modern nation-state of Austria. It was later sometimes taken as part of a wider German ... Read »


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    • Bakuto

    • Bakuto (博徒) were itinerant gamblers in Japan from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. They were one of the forerunners of the modern Japanese crime gangs known as yakuza. Bakuto plied their trade in the towns and highways of feudal Japan, playing traditional games such as hanafuda and dice. They were m ... Read »


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    • Alex Barron (juggler)

    • Alex Barron is a British juggler best known for his numbers juggling accomplishments. His world records include: He currently attends Leland Stanford Junior University in Stanford, California. ... Read »


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    • Bashkeer Aligmani

    • Bashkeer Alighmani literally means German Towel or more precisely German Hand Towel. It is usually a cotton cloth measuring about 30 cm by 90 cm with black background and very colorful flowery design. It is worn as a head cover for women of some towns in Hauran, specifically Ar Ramtha in North Jordan. It is thoug ... Read »


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    • Beauf

    • Beauf [pronounced /bof/] is a French term describing a man perceived as vulgar, unintelligent, arrogant, uncaring, misogynist and chauvinistic, without any taste for etiquette or good manners. A "beauf" will typically be prompt to jump to conclusions and have strong views on complex social issues, based on an insuffici ... Read »


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    • Beaux Arts Ball

    • The Beaux Arts Ball (in French the Bal des Quatres Arts) is the annual costume ball traditionally given by the students of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the spring, in the École building on the rue Bonaparte overlooking the Seine. Elaborately allegorical floats circled the room at m ... Read »


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    • Belarusization

    • Belarusization (Belarusian: Беларусізацыя) was a policy of protection and advancement of the Belarusian language and recruitment and promotion of ethnic Belarusians (a type of affirmative action program) within the government of Belarusian SSR and the Belarusian Communist Party, c ... Read »


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    • Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta

    • Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta is a cultural center located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta was opened on 26 September 1982, funded by Kompas Gramedia. ... Read »


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    • Biker Cross

    • The Iron Cross symbol has been occasionally used in American biker subculture since the mid-1960s. In the 1960s, the Iron Cross was also adopted by American surfers, who started wearing medals plundered by their fathers. Cal Look, Volksrod and other Volkswagen enthusiasts often use the Iron Cross as a symbol that refle ... Read »


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    • Billy Yank

    • Billy Yank or Billy Yankee is the personification of the Northern states of the United States, or less generally, the Union during the American Civil War. The latter part of his name is derived from yankee, a slang term for New Englanders. Political cartoonists used Billy Yank and his Confederate counterpart Johnny Reb ... Read »


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    • Bindle

    • A bindle is the bag, sack, or carrying device stereotypically used by the American sub-culture of hobos. A was another name for a hobo who carried a bindle. The bindle is colloquially known as the "blanket stick," particularly within the Northeastern hobo community. In modern popular culture the bindle is portrayed a ... Read »


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    • Black and red ware culture

    • The black and red ware culture (BRW) is an early Iron Age archaeological culture of the northern Indian subcontinent. It is dated to roughly the 12th – 9th century BCE, and associated with the post-Rigvedic Vedic civilization. In some sites, BRW pottery is associated with Late Harappan pottery, and according to s ... Read »


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    • Blackout Wednesday

    • Blackout Wednesday (or "Black Wednesday," "Drinksgiving," or "Thanksgiving Eve") is a pejorative term for the night before the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, which is always a Thursday. It is associated with binge drinking since very few people work on Thanksgiving, and most university students are home to ... Read »


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    • Blood compact

    • Blood compact (Spanish: Pacto de sangre, Filipino: Sanduguan) was an ancient ritual in the Philippines intended to seal a friendship or treaty, or to validate an agreement. The contracting parties would cut their wrists and pour their blood into a cup filled with liquid, such as wine, and drink the mixture. A famous e ... Read »


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    • Bloodstopping

    • Bloodstopping refers to an American folk practice once common in the Ozarks and the Appalachians, Canadian lumbercamps and the northern woods of the United States. It was believed (and still is) that certain persons, known as bloodstoppers, could halt bleeding in humans and animals by supernatural means. The most commo ... Read »


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    • Blue rinse

    • A blue rinse is a dilute hair dye used to reduce the yellowed appearance of grey or white hair, typically associated with older women. In a manner similar to laundry bluing, the blue rinse can make yellow-white hair appear blue-white. The blue rinse gained popularity after Jean Harlow's appearance in the 1930 film, He ... Read »


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    • Blukis

    • Blukis is an ancient ritual in Baltic states where people in a village would drag a log or a tree stump through the village at the winter solstice and then burn the stump. ... Read »


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    • Bobby soxer

    • Bobby soxer is a 1940s sociological coinage describing the often very zealous fans of traditional pop music, in particular its creators like singer Frank Sinatra. Bobby soxers were usually teenage girls and young adult women from about 12 to 25. Fashionable adolescent girls wore poodle skirts and rolled down their sock ... Read »


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    • Body hopping

    • Body hopping is the fictional ability and desire to possess people in quick succession. A body hopper can transfer quickly from one physical body to another physical body with little or no resistance and few conditions on moving on to a new body, and usually without getting stuck in said body for a long period of time. ... Read »


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    • Bomb Culture

    • Bomb Culture is a book by Jeff Nuttall about the counter-culture in London, which was first published in 1968. It reflected the influence of the threat of nuclear war, while describing the importance of pop music like the Beatles and countercultural figures like the Beat Generation. Nuttall believed in the liberatory p ... Read »


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    • Boom! Boom! Boom! (Kelley Deal 6000 album)


    • Brisbane International Boat Show

    • The Brisbane International Boat Show is the largest indoor only boat show in the Southern Hemisphere, the Brisbane International Boat Show is the flagship event of Marine Queensland. The first show was held in 1961. The show was last held at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Brisbane from August 25 ... Read »


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    • British Association for Jewish Studies

    • The British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS) is an organization in the United Kingdom that promotes scholarly study of Jewish culture. The society was founded in 1975 as a non-profit, professional organization. Its focus is on supporting and cultivating higher education in the British Isles relating to Jewish cul ... Read »


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    • British studies

    • British studies is the academic study of Britain — its culture, geography and history. Britain is significant as a topic because it was the location of the industrial revolution; the British Empire was large and influential in world history; and English is now a major international language. The topic is especial ... Read »


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    • William Burdett-Coutts (promoter)

    • William Burdett-Coutts is the founder and director of theatre and comedy promotion company , one of the major venue operators at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's largest arts festival. He was born in Zimbabwe, and began his career as a theatre director in Scotland in the late 1970s, before establishing the A ... Read »


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    • Cakalele (journal)

    • Cakalele: Maluku Research Journal/Majalah Penelitian Maluku is an academic journal that publishes the results of research about Maluku and Maluku communities in Indonesia and the Netherlands. The journal chronicles the growth of Maluku in humanities and the sciences as it expands geographically. Cakalele is stored on t ... Read »


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    • Calabar International Conference on African Literature and the English Language

    • ICALEL is an acronym for the Calabar International Conference on African Literature and the English Language founded and chaired by African scholar and critic Ernest Emenyonu. At the centre of the conference are African writers and critics from all over the world. The first conference entitled “The Woman as a Writ ... Read »


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    • Canadian studies

    • Canadian studies is a college-level study of Canadian culture, the spoken languages of Canada, Canadian literature, Quebec, agriculture in Canada, the history of Canada, and Canadian government and politics. Most universities that offer the discipline recommend that students take a double major (e.g. Political Science ... Read »


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    • Cárcel Hill, Valparaíso


    • Carefree Black Girls

    • Carefree Black Girls is a concept and movement that reportedly first emerged on the Tumblr platform; writer Zeba Blay was the first person to use the expression as a hashtag on Twitter in May 2013. Danielle Hawkins soon launched a blog on Tumblr by the same name. Writing at The Root, Diamond Sharp describes "carefree b ... Read »


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    • Castellers de Barcelona

    • Castellers de Barcelona (Catalan pronunciation: [kəstəˈʎez ðə bərsəˈɫonə]) is a team of castellers from Barcelona founded in 1969. It is the first team to be founded outside the traditional area of human towers and the 5th team ever founded. Their first public display was the 8th of ... Read »


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    • Caucasology

    • Caucasology, or Caucasiology refers to the historical and geopolitical studies of Caucasus region. The branch has more than 150 years history. In 1972, the Caucasiological Center (renamed to International Caucasiological Center in 2000) was founded under the auspices of the Israel President Zalman Shazar. ... Read »


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    • Čechie


    • Celtomania

    • Celtomania is the name given to the rise in popularity of Celtic literature and culture in the early nineteenth century. Important causes of this popularity were James Macpherson's publication of the Ossian poems, and sublime descriptions of Celtic landscape such as found in the works of Jacques Cambry. Celtomania in F ... Read »


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    • Center for Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz

    • The Center for Cultural Studies is a research center at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Founded in 1988, the Center encourages a broad range of research in Cultural studies, particularly across disciplinary boundaries. The Center's activities include a Resident Scholars program, research clusters, conferences ... Read »


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    • Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation

    • The Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) is an Egyptian organization founded in 2005 to select, review, and translate Arab media publications The reviews are then published in the electronic magazine Arab-West Report. ... Read »


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    • Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde

    • Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde

      The Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde is a cultural complex located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde is a major cultural site for the Monteregian region. It accommodates professional artists, the local arts community in performing arts, and the visual arts community. It is part ... Read »


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    • Centre for Convergence Media Studies

    • Centre for Convergence Media Studies, established in 2005 in the University of Kerala at its Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, offers one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Convergence Media (PGDCM) Objectives ... Read »


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    • Champion of the Common Man

    • The epithet Champion of the Common Man has been applied to several people, including some women: ... Read »


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    • Chanunpa

    • Chanunpa, Chanupa, or C'anupa (Lakota: čhaŋnúŋpa) is the Sioux language name for the sacred, ceremonial pipe and the ceremony in which it is used. The Chanunpa is one means of conveying prayers to the Creator and the other sacred beings. The various parts of the pipe have symbolic meanings, and much of thi ... Read »


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    • Chapelle ardente

    • A chapelle ardente (Fr. "burning chapel") is a chapel or room in which the corpse of a sovereign or other exalted personage lies in state pending the funeral service. The name is in allusion to the many candles which are lighted round the catafalque. This custom is first chronicled as occurring at the obsequies of Dago ... Read »


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    • Charlie Noble

    • Charlie Noble is the smoke stack on a ship's galley. Around 1850, a British merchant service captain, Charles Noble, upon discovering that the stack of his ship's galley was made of copper, ordered that it be kept bright. From then onwards the ship's crew then started referring to the galley smokestack as the "Charlie ... Read »


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    • Cheli

    • Cheli, according to the Royal Spanish Academy, is the jargon with elements of certain traditional working class districts of Madrid, Spain, such as Lavapiés and in the southern part of the old city (close to cockney culture of London's East End), together with marginal and counter-cultural elements. Cheli, mainly ... Read »


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    • Chuck E. Cheese Challenge


    • Circuit of culture

    • The circuit of culture is a theory or framework used in the area of cultural studies. It was devised in 1997 by a group of theorists when studying the Walkman cassette player. The theory suggests that in studying a cultural text or artifact you must look at five aspects: its representation, identity, production, consum ... Read »


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    • Circus Kaput

    • Circus Kaput is an intimate theatrical circus based in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, that benefits non-profit social causes. It was started by Josh Routh in 2003. Circus Kaput performances have different type of acts: street performance, classic circus, dance, and comedy. Acts include: contortionists, jugglers, c ... Read »


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    • Cirque Rocks

    • Cirque Rocks was a charity circus held in Auckland, [New Zealand]] event that was organised by the Dean Lonergan Events organisation and sponsored by McDonald's restaurants. The event was held 23 Aug 2006 to 26 Aug 2006 with a 215 performers. The event was held in the Trusts Stadium in Waitakere. It featured over 80 c ... Read »


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    • Claw (juggling)

    • In toss juggling, a claw (also called a snatch) is a trick where the hand throwing or catching a ball is turned upside down so that the palm of the hand faces the ground. The effect is that of the jugglers hand appearing to snatch the ball out of the air. A claw can be juggled as an isolated trick, or be incorporated i ... Read »


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    • Clay-body

    • The Clay-body, clay corpse, or Corp criadhach (Scottish Gaelic might be said to be an indigenous Scottish variant of the more famous voodoo doll. Supposedly, when a witch wanted to destroy anyone to whom she had an ill will, she often made a “corpse” of clay resembling the unfortunate one, and placed it in s ... Read »


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    • The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs

    • The Closed Circle: An interpretation of the Arabs is a 1989 book by author David Pryce-Jones that was published by Harper & Row. This book discusses the tribal roots of Arab society which form the basis of its cultural traditions. The author documents the cultural forces which drive the violence and mayhem that, i ... Read »


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    • Cloud swing

    • The cloud swing (not to be confused with the Mexican cloud swing) is an aerial act that usually combines static and swinging trapeze skills, drops, holds and rebound lifts. The apparatus itself is a soft rope about 25-30mm thick. It can be made from a single rope, or from a cotton-filled sheath. On its simplest level ... Read »


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    • Coloured hat

    • In Tibetan Buddhist cultures, coloured hats are sometimes used to symbolise attitudes towards various different abstract concepts. Several sects are distinguished by the colour of their hats: In computing slang, hackers and crackers are identified according to their intentions. Also in computing is a business company ... Read »


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    • Come Home Year

    • Come Home Year is a Canadian civic event for many towns that encourages a return to home town. Due to significant economic migration away from many of the small rural towns these events draw many generations to celebrate. In 2000, there was a provincial "Come Home Year" in Newfoundland and Labrador where many people c ... Read »


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    • Commercial Alert

    • Commercial Alert is a project of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy non-profit organization. Commercial Alert opposes advertising to children and the commercialization of culture, education, and government. It works on issues such as commercialism, consumerism, product placement, native advertising, advertising in sch ... Read »


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    • The Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

    • The Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences was convened by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at the request of Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) and Mark Warner (R-Virginia) and Representatives Tom Petri (R-Wisconsin) and David Price (D-North Carolina). On June 19, 2013, the Commission issued it ... Read »


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    • Congress of Catalan Culture

    • The Congress of Catalan Culture (in Catalan, el Congrés de Cultura Catalana, abbreviated as CCC) was a group of activities organized by the School of Lawyers of Barcelona, geared towards the study and diffusion of the Catalan culture, developed between 1975 and 1978. The aim was to promote the Catalan culture throu ... Read »


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    • Cooling board

    • A cooling board was a perforated wooden platform on which a dead body would be temporarily stored and prepared for a funeral. Ice was placed beneath it to keep the body chilled, slowing the decomposition process. Holes in the cooling board, which could be made of cane latticework rather than a solid wooden plank, allow ... Read »


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    • Crab mentality

    • Crab mentality, sometimes referred to as crabs in the bucket (also barrel, basket or pot), is a way of thinking best described by the phrase, "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a bucket of crabs. Individually, the crabs could easily escape from the bucket, but instead they grab at each other ... Read »


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    • Creole Renaissance

    • The Creole Renaissance is a movement which established Creole as legitimate literary language, started in large part by authors like Felix Morisseau-Leroy, who struggled successfully to make Haitian Creole the literary, educational, and official language of Haiti. This grew, in part, out of the Negritude and Haitian In ... Read »


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    • Crescent Arts Centre

    • Coordinates: 54°35′20″N 5°56′02″W / 54.589°N 5.934°W / 54.589; -5.934The Crescent Arts Centre is an arts centre based in a Victorian-era listed building in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1980, and the building was extensively refurbished between 2008 and 2 ... Read »


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    • Crying the Neck

    • Crying The Neck is a harvest festival tradition practised in the Duchy of Cornwall, Britain. The tradition was also once popular in the county of Devon, but its practice there has since died out. The tradition was revived in the early twentieth century by the Old Cornwall Society. In The Story of Cornwall, by Kenneth ... Read »


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    • Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington

    • The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington (CAGW) works to increase appreciation, support, and resources for arts and culture in the Greater Washington DC region, United States. With over 300 member organizations, the CAGW programming includes: ... Read »


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    • Cultural center

    • A cultural center or cultural centre is an organization, building or complex that promotes culture and arts. Cultural centers can be neighborhood community arts organizations, private facilities, government-sponsored, or activist-run. < ... Read »


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    • Cultural Center of Novi Sad

    • The Cultural Center of Novi Sad (Културни центар Новог Сада, Kulturni centar Novog Sada) is a cultural institution of Novi Sad, which organizes exhibitions, literary programs, workshops, art cinema programs, etc.; the biggest events are Novi Sad Jazz ... Read »


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    • Cultural encoding

    • Cultural encoding is a process in which a website or related node is "encoded" with the language, symbols, or representative styles of particular culture or subculture. "Encoding" refers to the digital processes that make the representative culture of the site self-evident. For example, interpunk.com uses punk iconogr ... Read »


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    • Cultural framework

    • Cultural framework is a term used in social science to describe traditions, value systems, myths and symbols that are common in a given society. A given society may have multiple cultural frameworks (for example, United States society has different cultural frameworks for its white and African American populations). Us ... Read »


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    • Cultural health

    • Cultural health is an education discipline that facilitates being in possession of accurate cultural information, leading to a productive psychosocial orientation to a culture or cultures. Cultural health implies intra and/or inter-cultural competence sufficient to produce effective cross-cultural communication. Cultur ... Read »


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    • Cultural history of Poland

    • The term cultural history refers both to an academic discipline and to its subject matter.Cultural history of Poland often combines the approaches of anthropology and history to look at cultural traditions of Poland as well as interpretations of historical experience. It examines the records and narrative descriptions ... Read »


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    • Cultural institution

    • A cultural institution or cultural organization is an organization within a culture/sub-culture that works for the preservation or promotion of culture. The term is especially used of public and charitable organizations, but its range of meaning can be very broad. Examples of cultural institutions in modern society are ... Read »


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    • Cultural mapping

    • Cultural mapping, also known as cultural resource mapping or cultural landscape mapping, is the label organisations and people (including UNESCO) concerned about safeguarding cultural diversity give to a wide range of research techniques and tools used to "map" distinct peoples' tangible and intangible cultural assets ... Read »


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    • Cultural mulatto

    • The cultural mulatto is a concept introduced by Trey Ellis in his 1989 essay, The New Black Aesthetic. While the term "mulatto" typically refers to a person of mixed black and white ancestry, a cultural mulatto is defined by Ellis as a black person who is highly educated and usually a part of the middle or upper-middle ... Read »


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    • Cultural retention

    • Cultural retention is the act of retaining the culture of a specific ethnic group of people, especially when there is reason to believe that the culture, through inaction, may be lost. Many African-American, European and Asian organizations have cultural retention programs in place. ... Read »


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    • Cultural Studies (journal)

    • Cultural Studies is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal covering research on the relation between cultural practices, everyday life, material, economic, political, geographical, and historical contexts. The editor-in-chief is Lawrence Grossberg (University of North Carolina). It was established in 1987 and is pu ... Read »


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    • Cultural subsidy

    • A cultural subsidy is a payment to cultural industries to ensure that some public policy purpose in culture (e.g. multiculturalism, bilingualism, Canadian Content, the French language, preservation of ballet or opera or circus arts) is preserved or perhaps overtly promoted as superior. They are considered a form of in ... Read »


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    • Culture and Anarchy

    • Culture and Anarchy is a series of periodical essays by Matthew Arnold, first published in Cornhill Magazine 1867-68 and collected as a book in 1869. The preface was added in 1875. Arnold's famous piece of writing on culture established his High Victorian cultural agenda which remained dominant in debate from the 1860 ... Read »


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    • Culture of Grenada

    • Grenada's French colonists brought along their culture, as did the African slaves they brought across the Atlantic for agricultural work. The combination of these cultures is what you will find on this island. Indians have also influenced the island culture in more recent years. With the passing of the Slave Trade Act ... Read »


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    • Culture of Saba

    • Saba's culture bears the influence of its early settlers, among them the English, Scottish, Africans, and Dutch. Because Saba measures only five square miles and has a treacherous coastline (making invasion difficult), its population has always been small. Today its population numbers about 1500 people, with approximat ... Read »


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    • Culture of Tatarstan

    • The culture of Tatarstan is molded from the culture of Volga Tatar people, Russian, and European culture. The education system in Tatarstan is secular. The literacy rate for the total population is about 100%. Elementary and secondary education is compulsory (grades 1–10). Students must pass graduation exams ... Read »


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    • Culture of Togo

    • Togo's culture reflects the influences of its 37 tribal ethnic groups, the largest and most influential of which are the Ewe, Mina, and Kabye. French is the official language of Togo, but many native African languages are spoken there as well. Despite the influence of Western religion, more than half of the people of T ... Read »


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    • Culture of Turkmenistan

    • The Turkmen people have traditionally been nomads and equestrians, and even today after the fall of the USSR attempts to urbanize the Turkmens have not been very successful. They never really formed a coherent nation or ethnic group until they were forged into one by Joseph Stalin in the 1930s. Rather they are divided ... Read »


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    • Culture speculation

    • Culture speculation is the practice of engaging in or promoting an area or region through either direct investment or relocation in order to attract a pool of culture or cultured individuals. For example, the return of a jazz club owner to New Orleans with the intent of kindling a "jazz renaissance" from the recently d ... Read »


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    • Cynamolgi

    • The characteristic of cynocephaly, or cynocephalus (/saɪnoʊˈsɛfəli/), having the head of a dog—or of a jackal—is a widely attested mythical phenomenon existing in many different forms and contexts. The word cynocephaly is taken (through Latin) from the Greek word κῠνοκέ ... Read »


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    • Dark culture

    • The term dark culture (German Schwarze Szene, Portuguese cultura obscura, Spanish escena oscura), also called dark alternative scene, is an umbrella term, used to describe a summary of parts of several subcultures. In this context the "culture" is not to be understood as closed subculture, but as social environment, a ... Read »


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    • Day-tripper

    • A day-tripper is a person who visits a tourist destination or visitor attraction from his/her home and returns home on the same day. Such an excursion does not involve a night away from home such as experienced on a holiday. The day trip or daycation is a popular form of recreation and leisure for families who care fo ... Read »


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    • Digital Freedom campaign

    • The Digital Freedom campaign is a lobbying advocacy campaign formed on October 25, 2006. ... Read »


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    • Digital heritage

    • Digital heritage is the use of digital media in the service of preserving cultural or natural heritage. The Charter on the Preservation of Digital Heritage of UNESCO defines digital heritage as embracing "cultural, educational, scientific and administrative resources, as well as technical, legal, medical and other kin ... Read »


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    • Dominator culture

    • Dominator culture is a term coined by futurist and writer Riane Eisler. This term first appears in her book The Chalice and the Blade (Harper Collins San Francisco, 1987). This book outlines in detail her theory of hierarchical dominator cultures vs. distributed "Partnership" cultures. Terence McKenna, a friend of Eis ... Read »


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    • Dried cat

    • It is the custom in some European cultures to place the dried or desiccated body of a cat inside the walls of a newly built home to ward off evil or as a good luck charm. Although some accounts claim the cats were walled in alive, examination of recovered specimens indicates post-mortem concealment in most cases. ... Read »


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    • Ear stapling

    • Ear stapling is a form of acupuncture that involves inserting a thin staple through a portion of the pinna—the visible part of the ear. Ear stapling has been suggested as an alternative weight-loss treatment, and there is recent evidence to support its efficacy but none from reputable scientific journals. ... Read »


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    • Eighteen Oddities

    • Eighteen Oddities in Yunnan (Chinese: ; pinyin: Yúnnán Shíbā Guài; sometimes called Eighteen Wonders of Yunnan) are eighteen unique traits of the Yunnan province of southwest China. The oddities, which are as follows, are generally presented in the form of a list, which is promulgated in promotional mate ... Read »


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    • El Centro Cultural de Mexico

    • El Centro Cultural de Mexico is an alternative space in Santa Ana, Orange County, California, where the community can find cultural, educational, and artistic activities that strengthen their identities, develop their talents and develop a sense of leadership in their community. By engaging Orange County residents and ... Read »


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    • Europalia

    • Europalia is a major international arts festival held every two years to celebrate one invited country’s cultural heritage. Europalia was established in Brussels in 1969, and from the beginning Europalia was designed to be a multidisciplinary cultural festival. Its name is a combination of two words: “Europe ... Read »


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    • Eyebrow flash

    • The eyebrow flash is an unconscious social signal, wherein a person, wishing to approach another whom they recognize and are preparing for social contact, raises their eyebrows for approximately one-fifth of a second. People generally return an eyebrow flash, unless it was given by someone whom they do not know, or som ... Read »


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    • Fan club

    • A fan club is a group that is dedicated to a well-known person, group, idea (such as history) or sometimes even an inanimate object (such as a famous building). Most fan clubs are run by fans who devote considerable time and resources to supporting them. There are also "official" fan clubs that are run by someone assoc ... Read »


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    • Fashion Cares

    • Fashion Cares was an annual event held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that seeks to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, as well as raise funds for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). Since its inception in 1987, it, with assistance from local and national businesses, has raised over $10 million through banquets, auctions an ... Read »


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    • Finnish Maiden

    • The Maiden of Finland (Finnish: Suomi-neito, Swedish: Finlands mö) is the national personification of Finland. She is a barefoot young woman in her mid-twenties with often braided blonde hair, blue eyes, wearing a blue and white national costume or a white dress. She was originally called Aura after the Aura Ri ... Read »


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    • Fit in or fuck off

    • Fit in or fuck off (or FIFO) is an expression used unofficially within organizations. It is a controversial human resources philosophy whereby the employee is expected to rigidly conform to the prevailing organizational norms or get fired. It is related to the "Last hired, first fired" concept. FIFO more commonly stand ... Read »


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    • Flag throwing

    • The art of flag throwing dates back to medieval guilds (principally in Italy). A guild's banner or flag was considered a symbol of purity, and as such it was not allowed to touch the ground. There are two major categories of flag throwing: classical and acrobatical. In classical flag throwing, the flag is turned left ... Read »


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    • Flash (juggling)

    • In toss juggling, a flash is either a form of numbers juggling where each ball in a juggling pattern is only thrown and caught once or it is a juggling trick where every prop is simultaneously in the air and both hands are empty. The former is considered by some not to be real juggling, however the term is used to dis ... Read »


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    • Flower parade

    • A flower parade is a parade in which the floats, vehicles, boats, participants, animals and other things are decorated or covered in flowers. Often there are other elements like marching bands and people in costumes. Flower parades are held in several countries. ... Read »


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    • Flower seller

    • A flower seller, normally a woman, traditionally sells flowers on the street. Often the flowers are carried, in a basket for example. The subject matter has been a favorite of artists. The profession has mostly died out in countries like the United Kingdom, but still exists in others such as India. ... Read »


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    • Forefathers' Day


    • Frankfurt Christmas Market

    • The Frankfurt Christmas Market (in German: Frankfurter Weinachtmarkt) is an annual outdoor Christmas market in central Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany. The Christmas market opens in late November and continues until just before Christmas (normally 22 December) during Advent. It occupies a large area in central Frankfurt, i ... Read »


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    • Frankfurt Christmas Market, Birmingham

    • The Frankfurt Christmas Market and Craft Market is an annual outdoor Christmas market and craft fair held in central Birmingham, England. The market started in 2001 with 24 stalls and has slowly expanded every year. It opens in mid November and continues until late December, closing just before Christmas. The Christma ... Read »


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    • Gathering Day

    • Gathering Day is a Welsh festival of the summer solstice, so called because it was the time when druids gathered mistletoe and other plants for use in winter. The energy of plants harvested at Midsummer was believed to be very potent, hence herbs were collected then for medicinal use; these herbs included mugwort and v ... Read »


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    • Germanic culture

    • Germanic culture is a term referring to the culture of the ancient Germanic peoples or to the culture of mediaeval and modern groups in Germanic-speaking Europe. ... Read »


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    • Ghetonia

    • Ghetonia (Griko: Γειτονία, neighborhood) is a cultural group based in Calimera, Grecìa Salentina in southern Italy, which exists to preserve the music, poetry, language and folklore of the Griko-speaking people of Salento by documenting the various aspects of the Grecìa Salentina tradition ... Read »


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    • Gifford's Circus


    • Glass house effect

    • The Glass House Effect (or GHE) is the resulting phenomenon brought on by an awareness that one is subject to ubiquitous surveillance. In corporate environments, the transparency is considered a good idea, as it is believed this discourages corporate crime and other misfeasance. The Glass House Effect can induce an ov ... Read »


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    • Global Cultural Districts Network

    • The Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN) is a federation of global centers of arts and culture that fosters cooperation and knowledge-sharing among those responsible for conceiving, funding, building, and operating cultural districts and/or clusters with a significant cultural element. The GCDN was founded in 2013 ... Read »


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    • Globe of death

    • The Globe of Death is a circus and carnival stunt where stunt riders ride motorcycles inside a mesh sphere ball. It is similar to the wall of death, but in this act riders can loop vertically as well as horizontally. There have been three performance-related deaths recorded between 1949-1997. The only Globe of Death Wo ... Read »


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    • Go-to-bed matchbox

    • Go-to-bed or getting-into-bed matchboxes were a variety of match storage box popular in the mid-to-late 19th century. Relatively small, about 6 cm high, they were frequently made of metal of some kind, though sometimes of wood or ivory. Most incorporated a rough surface on which the match could be struck. All featured ... Read »


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    • Goldfish swallowing

    • Goldfish swallowing was an American school fad starting in the 1920s, where a live goldfish is swallowed. It is not clear how the fad emerged: various people have made claims. A 1963 letter to the New York Times claimed that the fad began in late 1938 when Lothrop Withington Jr., a Harvard freshman with "[class] presi ... Read »


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    • Good old days

    • Good old days is a cliché in popular culture. It refers to an era considered by the speaker to be better than the current era. It is a form of nostalgic romanticisation. An early use is by John Henley in The Primitive Liturgy: for the Use of the Oratory, Part 1. Being a form of Morning and Evening Prayer..., 1726 ... Read »


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    • Grande sonnerie

    • Grande sonnerie (French, meaning 'grand strike') is a complication in a mechanical watch or clock which combines a quarter striking mechanism with a repeater. On every quarter-hour it strikes the number of quarter hours audibly on a gong, and then the number of hours since the last hour on a second gong. For instance, ... Read »


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    • Haggis and Charlie

    • Haggis and Charlie are a comedy juggling act formed in 1984 by Haggis McLeod and Charlie Dancey. They learned their skills together at the Walcot Village Hall juggling workshop in Bath, England. Their first performance was a busking show that took place on the waterfront of Bristol Docks. Haggis and Charlie performed r ... Read »


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    • Hand heart

    • A hand heart or gesture in which a person forms a heart shape using their fingers. Hand hearts are usually more popular within the young generation. The sign grew in popularity when Taylor Swift started using it in her live shows, and spread to other celebrities including Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Bono ... Read »


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    • Happy Monday System

    • The Happy Monday System (ハッピーマンデー制度, HappÄ« Mandē Seido?) refers to a set of modifications to Japanese law in 1998 and 2001 to move a number of public holidays in Japan to Mondays, creating three-day weekends for those with five-day work weeks. ... Read »


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    • Harifian

    • The Harifian is a specialized regional cultural development of the Epipalaeolithic of the Negev Desert. It corresponds to the latest stages of the Natufian culture. Like the Natufian, it is characterized by semi-subterranean houses. These are often more elaborate than those found at Natufian sites. For the first time a ... Read »


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    • The Hedgehog Review

    • The Hedgehog Review is an interdisciplinary academic journal published triannually by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC) at the University of Virginia. The journal features critical writing about cultural identity, citizenship, cultural change, and cultural diversity. Each issue adopts a theme, which ... Read »


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    • Helga (Call)

    • Calling „Helga!“ is a running gag at German concerts and festivals. A person may call for a Helga, others answer and come to a chorus like group effect. „Helga ist tot!“ (Helga is dead) denies the helgaing request. Further allegations se gravestones, memorials or graffiti. The background is unknown ... Read »


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    • Hereditary witch

    • A hereditary witch is one who is born into a tradition of esoteric origin. These traditions are often not recorded, except maybe in grimoires which are also passed down, but rely primarily on oral and physical tradition. Hereditary Witches are generational in that their skills in magic are passed down from one generat ... Read »


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    • Heritage centre

    • A heritage centre (or heritage center) is a museum facility primarily dedicated to the presentation of historical and cultural information about a place and its people, including, to some degree, natural features. Heritage centres typically differ from most traditional museums in usually featuring a high proportion of ... Read »


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    • Heritage Council (Ireland)

    • The Heritage Council (Irish: An Comhairle Oidhreachta) is an organisation created by the Irish government to "engage, educate and advocate to develop a wider understanding of the vital contribution that our heritage makes to our social, environmental and economic well-being." The Heritage Council was established under ... Read »


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    • Heritage Open Days

    • Heritage Open Days are an annual celebration of England's architecture and culture that allows visitors free access to historical landmarks that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee to visitors, or that are always free to visitors and always open to the public. It also inc ... Read »


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    • Heritage Week

    • Heritage Week is an annual nationwide set of hundreds of events organized by the Heritage Council in Ireland. They are a celebration of Ireland's culture, history, gardens, and architecture that gives visitors free access to landmarks that are either usually pay to enter or not open to the public. The week's attractio ... Read »


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    • Hibernia (personification)

    • Hibernia as a national personification representing Ireland appeared in numerous cartoon and drawings, especially in the nineteenth century. As depicted in frequent cartoons in Punch, a magazine outspokenly hostile to Irish nationalism, Hibernia was shown as "Britannia's younger sister". She is an attractive, vulnerab ... Read »


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    • Hopewell pottery

    • Hopewell pottery is the ceramic tradition of the various local cultures involved in the Hopewell tradition (ca. 200 BCE to 400 CE) and are found as artifacts in archeological sites in the American Midwest and Southeast. The Hopewell were located around the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers during the Middle Woodland Peri ... Read »


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    • House dish

    • A house dish is a very large wooden dish, often ornately carved and painted in various human or animal figures, used in First Nations ceremonies in British Columbia. House dishes may be reserved only for special foodstuffs and not used for more common fare. ... Read »


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    • Human dartboard

    • The human dartboard is a contemporary sideshow act in which one person throws darts at another person. Usually the thrower is the target's assistant or a member of the audience. This act was popularized by the Jim Rose Circus, where it was performed by Jim, in the role of the target, and his wife Bebe, who threw the da ... Read »


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    • Human knot (contortion)

    • The human knot is a type of contortion pose performed by frontbend contortionists. It consists of positioning the knees behind the shoulders and crossing the ankles behind the head or the mid-back. In yoga, 'human knot' may refer to the positions known as Eka Pada Sirsasana or Dwi Pada Sirsasana. ... Read »


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    • Hvar culture

    • Hvar culture, also known as Hvar-Lisičići culture, was a Neolithic culture in the eastern Adriatic coast. ... Read »


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    • Ibu Pertiwi

    • Ibu Pertiwi (English: Mother Prithvi or Mother Earth) is a national personification of Indonesia, the allegory of Tanah Air (Indonesian: land and water), the Indonesian Motherland. Since prehistoric times the tribes of the Indonesian archipelago often revered earth and nature spirits as a life giving mother, a female d ... Read »


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    • Sergej Ignatov

    • Sergei Ignatov (in Russian Сергей Игнатов) (born 1950 in Chemnitz, Germany) is a Russian juggler, known as "The Poet of Juggling", notable for his numbers juggling. At his prime during the 1970–90 period, Sergei Ignatov worked with up to 7 large balls in his performance, and ... Read »


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    • Imagery Alliance

    • The Imagery Alliance is a collection of visual arts organizations created to improve orphan works legislation. ... Read »


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    • In the Name of Identity

    • In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong is a 1998 book by Amin Maalouf. In this work, Maalouf discusses the identity crisis which Arabs have experienced since the establishment of continuous relationships with the west, adding his personal dimension as a Christian Arab. The book is intended for both A ... Read »


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    • Indian Wedding Blessing

    • A poem known variously as the "Indian Wedding Blessing", "Apache Blessing", "Apache Wedding Prayer", "Benediction of the Apaches, "Cherokee Wedding Blessing", and with various forms, is commonly recited at weddings in the United States. The poem is of modern non-Native origin, and is cited as an example of fakelore (fa ... Read »


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    • Information cycle

    • The information cycle is a model of the processing of information by news media and researchers, in which information goes through various stages of reporting and publication. In the cycle model, information about an event starts out as a news story, presented on the Internet, television, radio, newspapers; then magazi ... Read »


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    • Institute for Research in Art and Technology

    • The Institute for Research in Art and Technology (IRAT, also known as New Arts Lab; Robert Street Arts Lab) was founded in London in 1969 by a group of artists and activists including painter/author Pamela Zoline, video Pioneer John Hopkins, painter Biddy Peppin, film enthusiast David Curtis, arts theorist John Lifton ... Read »


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    • Instytut Rozbitek

    • Instytut Rozbitek is a center near Poznań, Poland meant for development of new work in the areas of film, theatre, music and new media. The institute was founded by the Polish composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek in 2004. The Institute consists of the 19th-century castle and surrounding buildings, which are currently under r ... Read »


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    • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies

    • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal with the aim of enhancing the communication and exchange between inter-Asia and other regions of the cultural studies world. It was established in 2000 and is published by Routledge. The editors-in-chief are Chen Kuan-Hsing and Chua Beng Huat. T ... Read »


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    • International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies

    • The International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS) is a forum designed to enable scholars from different regional and disciplinary backgrounds to debate issues relating to translation and other forms of intercultural communication. Founded in August 2004, its President is Juliane House. Mo ... Read »


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    • International Clown Hall of Fame

    • Coordinates: 43°28′17″N 89°44′34″W / 43.47133°N 89.74270°W / 43.47133; -89.74270 The International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center (ICHOF), located in Baraboo, Wisconsin, United States, is dedicated to the preservation and advancement of clown art and achievemen ... Read »


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    • International Journal of Cross Cultural Management

    • International Journal of Cross Cultural Management  

      The International Journal of Cross Cultural Management is a triannual peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the field of cross-cultural management. The editor-in-chief is Terence Jackson (Middlesex University). The journal was established in 2001 and is published by Sage Publications. The journal is abstracted an ... Read »


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    • International National Trusts Organisation

    • The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) is a network of national trusts and similar non-governmental organizations committed to preserving cultural heritage, "built and natural, tangible and intangible," including architecturally or historically significant items, and areas of natural beauty. INTO's manda ... Read »


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    • Irish Folklore Commission

    • The Irish Folklore Commission (Coimisiún Béaloideasa Éireann in Irish) was set up in 1935 by the Irish Government to study and collect information on the folklore and traditions of Ireland. It was founded and directed by James Hamilton Delargy, and concluded in 1971. Its roles were superseded by the Departmen ... Read »


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    • Isolation (illusion)

    • In contact juggling, poi spinning, hooping and other types of object manipulation, an isolation is an illusion whereby a prop appears to float in space, with the performer's hands and body moving around it. In reality, of course, the performer is supporting the prop, and countering his or her movement relative to the p ... Read »


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    • Italian Cultural Institute, London

    • The Italian Cultural Institute, London (Italian: Istituto Italiano di Cultura) is based at 39 Belgrave Square in the heart of Belgravia, London, England. The institute promotes Italian culture. It organises events at its own premises, including, exhibitions, concerts and other meetings. It also supports other relevant ... Read »


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    • Italian Walk of Fame

    • The Italian Walk of Fame, (IWOF) located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a walk of fame that acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful persons of Italian descent. The walk of fame is located in the downtown Little Italy district. The IWOF consists of stars placed permanently and prominently in the ... Read »


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    • Itching powder

    • Itching powder refers to a group of powders or powder-like substances that induce itching when applied onto human skin. This is usually done as a practical joke or prank to an unsuspecting victim. The cause of the irritation can be mechanical, such as products containing ground rose hips. Itching powder has also been ... Read »


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    • Itutu

    • Itutu, which literally translates as "cool" from the Yoruba language, has been used by the Yoruba and more recently by Africanist art historians to describe the aesthetic that characterizes much Yoruba and some African-American art. An "Itutu" aesthetic includes the appearance of a calm, collected face that is found in ... Read »


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    • Jake the Alligator Man is an alleged half-man, half-alligator cryptid on display in apparently mummified condition at Marsh's Free Museum, a tourist trap located at 409 South Pacific Avenue in Long Beach, Washington. He was acquired by the Marshes for $750 in 1967 from an antique store. His image was used by the Weekl ... Read »


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    • Japanese puzzle

    • In the English language, the expression "Japanese puzzle" usually refers to logic puzzles, which (at least in the past) have been more popular in Japan than in the West, where word games dominate. The largest publisher of puzzles in Japan is currently Nikoli; see the associated article for more information. ... Read »


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    • Jerwood Space

    • Coordinates: 51°30′13″N 0°5′55″W / 51.50361°N 0.09861°W / 51.50361; -0.09861 Jerwood Space is an arts venue at Bankside on Union Street, Southwark, London. The facilities include rehearsal studios, gallery/exhibition space, meeting rooms, a café, etc. Exhibits inclu ... Read »


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    • Johnny Reb

    • Johnny Reb or Johnny Rebel is the national personification of the Southern states of the United States, or less generally, the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Patriots used Johnny Reb and his Union counterpart Billy Yank to symbolize the common soldiers in the American Civil War of the 1860s. Johnny Reb is ... Read »


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    • Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies

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      J. Early Mod. Cult. Stud. Discipline Cultural studies Language English Edited by Thomas DiPiero, Devoney Looser, Bruce Boehrer, Dan Vitkus Publication details Publisher
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    • Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies  

      The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal and the official publication of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies. It covers the cultural history of the period from the late fifteenth to the late nineteenth centuries. The journal was established in 2001 and has been ... Read »


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    • Jugate

    • A jugate consists of two portraits side by side to suggest, to the viewer, the closeness of each to the other. Often this would be a presidential and vice presidential candidates although sometimes a state or local candidate is included with a presidential candidate. Jugates may be seen on medals, pinbacks, buttons, p ... Read »


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    • Juggling competition

    • Competitive or sport juggling may range from friendly and silly games to competitive sports. Most juggling conventions include friendly games such as endurance and gladiators. Since 1969, the International Jugglers' Association (IJA) has held annual stage championships, judged both on technique and presentation. The st ... Read »


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    • Junk man

    • Junk man is the (largely American) term for a person that buys, trades, or collects disparate items (scrap and usable/repairable things) that are considered of little or no value to their owners. This person then tries to sell or trade these items at a profit to other individuals and scrap yards. The poet Carl Sandbur ... Read »


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    • KAIROS Prize

    • The KAIROS Prize has been awarded to European artists and scholars from the fields of visual and performing arts, music, architecture, design, film, photography, literature and journalism since 2007 by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg. It is endowed with a sum of 75,000 Euro. Source: Alfred Toepfer Foundation ... Read »


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    • Kept man

    • A kept man is a man who is financially supported by a wealthy and often older person other than a spouse or close relative. Availability for some kind of social interaction is almost always expected in return. This can range from occasional to constant and from simple companionship to emotional and physical intimacy. ... Read »


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    • Movses Khorenatsi medal

    • The Movses Khorenatsi medal (Armenian: Մովսես Խորենացու Õ´Õ¥Õ¤Õ¡Õ¬) is the Republic of Armenia's highest cultural award. It is presented by the president to people who have significantly contributed to the advancement of Armenian culture.Artist Richard Jeranian rec ... Read »


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    • Cornelis Johannes Kieviet

    • Cornelis Johannes Kieviet (3 March 1858 – 12 August 1931) was a Dutch teacher and writer of children's literature. He was born in Hoofddorp and is best known for his stories about a boy named Dik Trom. A statue of Dik Trom sitting backwards on a donkey can be found in the main square in Hoofddorp. ... Read »


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    • Koman culture

    • The Koman culture is a culture that originated in the 6th through the 8th century AD around the area of Koman, Albania, and is considered to explain the transitioning from the Illyrian population to the Albanian one. The earliest discoveries around the Koman culture were made in 1898, around the graveyard of the Dalma ... Read »


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    • Komshi

    • KomÅ¡ija (Turkish: komşu, "neighbor") or KomÅ¡iluk denotes the neighborhood in the Balkans. It was in the culture for Balkan families to serve their neighbor. Balkan neighbors or komshis had special relations between them, whether they were Muslim, Christians, or Jews. Their houses had two gates or doors, one fa ... Read »


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    • Kosair Shrine Circus

    • The Kosair Shrine Circus is an annual Shrine circus held in Louisville, Kentucky, done for the Kosair Charities of the Oasis of Louisville Kosair Shrine, a group of Freemasonry that stress fun and fellowship. The first circus was held in 1925. On February 7, 2006, the Humane Society of the United States issued a press ... Read »


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    • Kulig

    • Kulig (sleigh rides) is an old Polish winter tradition dating back to the days of the szlachta (nobility). The kulig was a sleigh ride party organized among the Polish aristocracy. A cavalcade of horse-pulled sleighs and sleds went from one manor house to another, entertained everywhere with hearty meals followed by d ... Read »


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    • Vitaly Lazarenko

    • Vitaly Lazarenko (1890–1939) was a Russian/Soviet acrobat know best for his acrobatic skills and use of political satire during events. He performed in the clown duo Bim Bom. ... Read »


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