Chapter 4: Local Culture, Popular Culture, and Cultural Landscapes By…
Chapter 4: Local Culture, Popular Culture, and Cultural Landscapes By:Nell Smith
How can local and popular cultures be seen in the cultural landscape?
cultural landscape: visible impact of activity
-placeness:loss of uniqueness
global local continuum- what happens at one scale
affects the others
lobalization:people in local place mediate and alter
regional, national and global processes
What are local and popular cultures?
A culture is a group of belief systems, norms, and values practiced by people.
A group can become a culture by labelling themselves as one or getting labeled by others.
Cultures are usually labeled as folk or popular culture.
Folk culture is small, homogenous pop. and popular culture is large, heterogenous pop. constantly changing and urban.
There is material culture (houses, art, food) and
nonmaterial(beliefs, practices, aesthetics)
In popular culture trends spread quickly through
How are local cultures Sustained?
Some governments had policies of assimilation towards indigenous people to assimilate them into dominant culture
Local cultures are sustained through customs
Local cultures try to avoid cultural appropriation by keeping their culture in and away from others, and they can do this through isolation
Cultural groups form ethnic neighborhood
How is popular culture diffused?
The time is takes for diffusion to occur has drastically changed over the last two centuries
During the 20th century diffusion shranks to months, weeks, and even days.
Pop culture diffuses hierarchally
-the spatial event of diffusion has expanded
Transportation and communication technologies have altered distance decay