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Found online: Mapping things and lifestyles

Under the rubric of “Found online” I will occasionally post things that caught my eye while browsing German-speaking websites.

Today: Mapping lifestyles.

One of the great advantages of electronic datamining and geo-tagging is finding clusters of things and behaviors in geographic locations where one might not have looked for them.

The German weekly newspaper “Die Zeit” has created a weekly column under the heading “Deutschlandkarte,” where it reports about these clusters. Here are a couple of interesting examples:

Where do most German fathers take paid parental leave?

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Where in Germany can you find organic supermarkets (Bioläden)?

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About GG

Gundolf Graml is Associate Prof. and Dir. of German Studies at Agnes Scott College. He has a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Minnesota and has published articles on German and Austrian film and tourism. He is currently writing a book about tourism and Austrian national identity after 1945. Other research projects include critical whiteness studies and, most recently, investigations into the connection between memory and nature. At ASC, Gundolf Graml teaches courses on a broad range of topics, from German 101 to German and Austrian Cinema and Afro-German History and Culture.

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