How Culture Shapes our Assumptions

Did you see the interview with the Korea expert, from his home office, where his children come into the room? Who did you think the woman was who frantically pulled them out?

http://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/article/Do-you-see-what-I-see-11023043.php

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Link: Are We Different People in Different Languages?

Ana Menéndez writes about teaching creative writing in contexts where many of the students are multilingual, and the language of instruction is often not their first language. How is language linked to identity and culture?

http://lithub.com/are-we-different-people-in-different-languages/

Concern Over an Increasingly Seen Gesture Grows in France By SCOTT SAYARE/NYTimes

Growing controversy over the use of a nonverbal gesture linked to Nazi Germany is increasing in France. Questions of racial/cultural hatred versus freedom of expression, political correctness, and history are part of the discussion in this very real case study currently unfolding.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/03/world/europe/concern-over-quenelle-gesture-grows-in-france.html?smid=fb-nytimes&WT.z_sma=WO_COQ_20140103&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1388552400000&bicmet=1420088400000&_r=0

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