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

AP Human Geography Textbook Notes Ch 4 - Origin of Folk and...

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Origin of Folk and Popular CulturesFolk Songs tell a story or convey information about daily activities such as farming, life-cycle events, and weather phenomenonPopular music is aimed towards a target group in order to receive a high revenue, it utilizes technical skills and is only performed in professional studiosDiffusion of Folk and Popular CulturesThe Amishleave a significant handprint on regions they settle because they have distinctive clothing, farming, religious practices in addition to their shunning of advanced technologyin 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 thementiced by low land prices, they settle North America, they were isolated from other groups and therefore continued their traditional customscurrently, Amish people are having difficulty in the U.S. acquiring enough landSports: Hierarchical Diffusion of Popular Culturebegan by using a Danish soldier’s headmore leisure time led to more popularity for sportsplayers demanded leagues to standardize rulesthe word soccer developed from an abbreviation of associationit became a factory sportdifferent cultures prefer different sports due to factors such as socioeconomic statusesIsolation Promotes Cultural DiversityHimalayan Artfolk culture mirrors religion and individual views of peoples surroundingsdivine figures, common scenes, nature, and paint symbols all demonstrate different things about Himalayan culture dependent upon the regionfolk customs are influenced by cultural institutions like religion, climate, landforms, and vegetations- the similarly express them through art, music, danceInfluence of Physical EnvironmentDistinctive Food Preferencesfood habits are dependent upon the environment and availability of resourcesAsians have adapted to derive foods from soybeans that do not require extensive cookingdue to fuel shortages in Europe, people prefer quick-frying foodsin Northern Europe, excess wool led to the roasting of foods

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