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W19-43 THE WEIRD, THE WACKY, THE WONDERFUL: AN EXPLORATION OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES ACROSS THE GLOBE
February 13 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until March 6, 2019
W19-43 EXPLORING GLOBAL CULTURAL DIFFERENCES THROUGH A TRAVEL WRITER’S EYES
Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m.
8 Sessions: Jan. 16-Mar. 6
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
The best travel writers don’t merely describe popular, exotic foreign destinations. Rather, as detectives, historians, and anthropologists, they open a window onto our strange, seedy, and wonderful world, bringing us unique insights into our own culture. Transport yourself “beyond? in this stimulating seminar (one article each week). Some provocative recent articles: (1) a first-person trekking account of the dramatic changes in Greenland’s biosystem and topography from receding glaciers; and (2) how the “epidemic” of facial cosmetic surgery in S. Korea is a surprising legacy of the Korean War and, oddly, has even older historical roots in Korea.
Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.