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Unformatted text preview: ood taboos exist in many religions
• A restriction on behavior imposed by a social custom
– Ex. Muslims and Jews don’t eat pork
– Just so happens that pigs are suited to live on the Arabian peninsula and is not suited for pastoral societies of Eastern Med. Sea continued
• Food attractions also exist – Often thought to enhance desirable qualities
• Ex. Aphrodisiacs – Rhino horn powder, Spanish Fly, chocolate Folk Housing
• Folk housing is a product of cultural tradition and natural conditions
• Obviously, building materials are influenced by what is available in the surrounding environment
• Size and number of windows, and the pitch of the roof are often environmental concerns as well continued
• Form of some houses might reflect religious values
– Ex. Sacred walls or corners • In parts of China the NW wall is sacred • In Madagascar furniture arrangement in the home is influenced by religious values US Folk House Forms
US Folk House Forms
3. Older houses in US display local folkculture traditions
As people moved west, they built homes similar to where they came from on the East Coast
3 major hearths of folk home forms in US
Lower Chesapeake New England
• 4 major ho...
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- Winter '14