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  • Chelsea Manning: An OpenLearn reading list

    As one of the last acts of his presidency, Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence and she will be...

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    As one of the last acts of his presidency, Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence and she will be released from prison within weeks. We've...
  • How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen?

    By Adel Aldaghbashy

    Yemen is already suffering from conflict. Now, in the chaos, khat farming is growing - redirecting resources ...

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    Yemen is already suffering from conflict. Now, in the chaos, khat farming is growing - redirecting resources from much-needed food production.
  • Gifting: An OpenLearn reading list

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    Is it ok to regift? How much effort do you have to put into pretending to like a present? We've dug into the research...

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    Is it ok to regift? How much effort do you have to put into pretending to like a present? We've dug into the research for you.
  • Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    We rather like turkeys, and so we're making them the centrepiece of this collection of interesting articles, rather...

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    We rather like turkeys, and so we're making them the centrepiece of this collection of interesting articles, rather than the centerpiece of a dinner table.
  • Methods in Motion: A collection

    The Methods in Motion project aims to understand how methods enact discriminations and violence, as well as create...

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    The Methods in Motion project aims to understand how methods enact discriminations and violence, as well as create possibilities for open and inclusive...
  • Did Donald Trump ride a tide of anti-feminism to the White House?

    By Professor Jo Gill

    Jo Gill believes a history of American anti-feminist sentiment can explain how Hillary Clinton was defeated in the US...

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    07 Dec 2016

  • Seeing foreigners as weird and different: What is orientalism?

    By Dr Ingrid Piller

    You might think we're past the point where we treated people from different cultures as something to stare at. Ingrid...

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  • Seeing foreigners as weird and different: What is orientalism?

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    You might think we're past the point where we treated people from different cultures as something to stare at. Ingrid Piller isn't so sure.
  • Happy Saint Andrew's Day

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    As we celebrate St Andrew's Day, the patron saint of Scotland, explore our variety of resources on Scotland's culture...

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  • Happy Saint Andrew's Day

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    As we celebrate St Andrew's Day, the patron saint of Scotland, explore our variety of resources on Scotland's culture, society and heritage. 
  • OpenLearn Live: 4th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Was Europe caught in an epidemic of Vampires in the late 1720s? Why is a bank moving beyond the gender binary? What's...

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    04 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 4th November 2016

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    Was Europe caught in an epidemic of Vampires in the late 1720s? Why is a bank moving beyond the gender binary? What's the problem with sanitary pads in China...
  • Researching Nirvana: Whatever, Nevermind

    By Amber Joy Powell, Caity Curry

    Nirvana's album Nevermind - and the subsequent suicide of Kurt Cobain - has turned a grunge statement into a cash...

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    01 Nov 2016

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    Nirvana's album Nevermind - and the subsequent suicide of Kurt Cobain - has turned a grunge statement into a cash machine. Can research tell us how?

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    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a...

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  • Getting started with SPSS

    Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However, many people find the idea of using statistics, and especially...

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    Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However,...
  • Psychology in the 21st century

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    This free course, The politics of devolution, which contains material from the current Open University second level Politics course DD203 Power,...

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