Focus on Geography

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Edited By: Dr. Tom Bell and Dr. Peggy Gripshover

Online ISSN: 1949-8535

Associated Title(s): Geographical Review

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  1. Copper Mining, the McCarthy Road, and America's Largest National Park (pages 141–151)

    Thomas A. Wikle

    Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12040

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    The McCarthy Road connects to former copper mining settlements within AlaskaÆs Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and serves as an example of both public-private accommodation within the Park as well as historical commemoration in a relatively isolated location.

  2. Circling of the Wagons?: A Look at Orania, South Africa (pages 164–173)

    Ajax Delvecki and Alyson Greiner

    Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12042

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    The town of Orania was established as an intentional community and a place apart for white Afrikaners who shun the multicultural society that South Africa has become.

  3. The Material Culture of Water: Transportation, Storage, and Consumption in Niamey, Niger (pages 152–163)

    Sara Beth Keough and Scott M. Youngstedt

    Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12041

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    The transportation and storage of water in the semi-arid country of Niger is an important cultural feature that varies by gender, income and other socio-economic factors.

  4. A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words: Enhancing a Sense of Community During Ramadan (pages 174–175)

    Jeffrey Smith

    Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12043

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    This essay discusses the rituals that are observed during the holy month of Ramadan, how they vary within Muslim cultures, and reinforce a sense of community.

  5. Don't Bow Down on that Dirty Ground: A Photographic Essay of the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans (pages 103–113)

    Robert N. Brown

    Article first published online: 28 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12033

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    The photographic essay is part of an ongoing ethnographic project on the Mardi Gras Indians and focuses on unlocking the mysteries and practices of one of North America's most fascinating cultures.

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