Smaller scale and slower transmissions from one

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– Smaller scale and slower transmissions from one location to another primarily through relocation diffusion (migration) • Popular Culture – Tends to be transmitted by way of hierarchical diffusion » Diffuses rapidly and extensively form hearths or nodes of innovation with help of modern communications • Characteristics of Folk and Popular Culture – Distribution • Folk Culture – Combination of local physical and cultural factors influence distinctive distributions. » Isolation from other cultures because of physical barriers—e.g., distance and mountain ranges » Religion • Popular Culture – Widely distributed across many countries with little regard for physical factors
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» Principal obstacle to access is lack of income to purchase the material • Origin and Diffusion of Folk and Popular Music – Folk Music • Originates anonymously • Transmitted orally – Modifications to songs over successive generations to represent changes in conditions.
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