TV and the Bhutanese

TV and the Bhutanese - Human Geography January 29, 2008 TV...

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Human Geography January 29, 2008 TV and the Bhutanese Television, while functionally insignificant in the context of human survival, has had possibly the furthest-reaching impact on world-wide culture of any technology since the advent of farming. It has become a staple household item in virtually every country and there are few alive who have not witnessed it's broadcasts. Until recently, however, there remained a location on earth where the phenomenon of television was unknown. Located in the Himalayas, the nation of Bhutan holds less than 1 million people. They live simple agriculturally-based lives without the luxury and stress of first- world living. For a long while, their lifeworld consisted of close-knit communities which revolved around farming and religious activities. The children shared similar patterns of chores, academic study, and playing with pets and friends. The adults worked the land together and performed their spiritual duties together. Leisure time, when present, was best experienced with the family or community.
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