GEOG 102 Ch.4 Culture

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Unformatted text preview: traditional culture and customs, they may also turn away from a society’s traditional values. The ways of living and behaving that work in popular culture may not work so well in other cultures. On the other hand – traditional ways of living are not necessarily ideal either! There are five basic kinds of threats to folk culture today: Loss of traditional values Foreign media imperialism Adoption & commodification Environmental threats “Placelessness” Sources: http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,39354,00.html; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/769635.stm 7 43 44 Threats to Folk Culture: Loss of Traditional Values Violence Towards Women: Traditional Cultural Attitudes Changes in the role of women In many cultures it is traditional for women to be subservient to men (this was true here until quite recently). In some cases, awareness of popular culture has meant that women can seek advancement, education, new roles. On the other hand, contact with popular culture almost always results in increased rates of pr...
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