AP Human Geography RTN Ch 4 - Origin of Folk and Popular Cultures Folk Songs tell a story or convey information about daily activities such as farming

AP Human Geography RTN Ch 4 - Origin of Folk and Popular...

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Origin of Folk and Popular Cultures Folk Songs tell a story or convey information about daily activities such as farming, life-cycle events, and weather phenomenon Popular music is aimed towards a target group in order to receive a high revenue, it utilizes technical skills and is only performed in professional studios Diffusion of Folk and Popular Cultures The Amish leave a significant handprint on regions they settle because they have distinctive clothing, farming, religious practices in addition to their shunning of advanced technology in the 1700s Amish settled all over western Europe in search of religious freedom but do not have a significant cultural trait, they adapt to the churches around them enticed by low land prices, they settle North America, they were isolated from other groups and therefore continued their traditional customs currently, Amish people are having difficulty in the U.S. acquiring enough land Sports: Hierarchical Diffusion of Popular Culture began by using a Danish soldier’s head more leisure time led to more popularity for sports players demanded leagues to standardize rules the word soccer developed from an abbreviation of association it became a factory sport different cultures prefer different sports due to factors such as socioeconomic statuses Isolation Promotes Cultural Diversity Himalayan Art folk culture mirrors religion and individual views of peoples surroundings divine figures, common scenes, nature, and paint symbols all demonstrate different things about Himalayan culture dependent upon the region folk customs are influenced by cultural institutions like religion, climate, landforms, and vegetations- the similarly express them through art, music, dance Influence of Physical Environment Distinctive Food Preferences food habits are dependent upon the environment and availability of resources Asians have adapted to derive foods from soybeans that do not require extensive cooking due to fuel shortages in Europe, people prefer quick-frying foods in Northern Europe, excess wool led to the roasting of foods

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