THM 1113 Patterns of Leisure Involvement

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Patterns of Leisure Involvement I. Sport, Mediated Entertainment (Television, Radio, Newspapers and Magazines), Movies, Recorded Music, Visual Arts (Painting and Sculpture), Performing Arts (Music, Drama, and Dance), Theme Parks, Outdoor Recreation, Shopping, and Tourism II. Types of Culture A. High Culture – pastimes often associated with the elite, well educated, upper socio-economic groups, intellectuals - who enjoy activities such as art, classical music, ballet, theatre, lectures, discussions, and attending museums, which provide opportunities for personal growth, enrichment, and learning B. Folk Culture – the local pastimes shared through direct, oral communication (word of mouth) shared by a specific community or ethnic group, such as stories, jokes, legends, and games C. Popular Culture – the common culture, the most immediate activities, contemporary activities, typical pastimes, which are often popular, commercial, trendy, and shaped by the tastes of youth III. Examples of Popular Culture A.
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