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ERIC Number: EJ778154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Teaching Cultural Geography with "Bend It like Beckham"
Algeo, Katie
Journal of Geography, v106 n3 p133-143 May 2007
The British film "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002) is pedagogically useful in the cultural geography classroom for engaging students with core concepts, such as ethnicity, migration, acculturation, and assimilation, and with more advanced modes of analysis, such as the social construction of identity. Although the film depicts a particular ethnic community, British Sikhs in London, its representation of the betweenness of cultures is typical of the experience of many immigrants. This article provides background on Sikh religious belief, culture, and migration history to help viewers understand the rich cultural milieu depicted in the film. It models and provides suggestions for engaging students in critical analysis of the film in ways that highlight core cultural geography concepts. A Viewing and Note Taking Guide is appended. (Contains 1 note and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom