Number of governments especially in Asia have tried to prevent consumers from

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-Number of governments (especially in Asia) have tried to prevent consumers from obtaining satellite dishes. However, they have hadlittle success.-Individuals in many countries outwit the government and smuggle them into their country. IV.Key Issue 4: “Why does Globalization of Popular Culture Cause Problems?A.Threat to folk Culture-Loss of folk culture results from rising incomes which can fuel the demand for possessions that are typical for popular culture. Once people turn away from folk culture, they turn away from a society’s traditional values. -Diffusion of popular culture from MDCs can lead to dominance of Western Perspectives1.Loss of Traditional Values -Ex. Over the years, the loss of traditional values (especially in clothing) has been evident in the world. In many countries, people have started to adopt Western practices (in clothing, such as; blue jeans) and stopped traditional clothing. -The traditional role of womenhas also changed over the years. Women traditionally performed household chores (such as cooking, cleaning, and raising large number of kids). In our world today, most women work outside of their home. From obtaining food for their family to agricultural work or even working in a large city. 2.Threat of Foreign Media Imperialism -LDCs consider the dominance of popular customs by MDCs poses as a threat to their independence and this threat is posed by the media.
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-Three MDC’s, the U.S., the U.K., and Japan, virtually control the television industry. At least one of the three serves nearly every LDC on Earth. -The U.S. serves primarily Latin America; the U.K. serves primarilyAfrica; Japan serves mainly S. and E. Asia. B.Environmental Impact of Popular Culture-Pop culture is less likely than folk to be considerate of physical features.-Spatial organization of popular culture reflects the distribution of social and economic features.1.Modifying Nature-Popular culture can modify or even control the government. It maybe imposed on the environment rather than spring forth from it, as with many folk customs. -Ex. Golf courses and the destruction/modification of large expanses of wilderness to promote a popular social custom. 2.Uniform Landscapes-Distribution of popular culture around the world tends to produce more uniform landscapes. The spatial expression of a popular custom in one location will be similar to another. -Ex. Fast-food restaurants are is an example of uniformity. The diffusion of fast-food restaurants spreads across many places which attracts people to it. In other words, it is a franchise. A franchiseis a company’s agreement with businesspeople in a localarea to market that company’s product. -Diffusion of popular culture across Earth is not confined to products that originate in North America. With faster communication and transportation, customs from anyplace on Earth can rapidly diffuse anywhere. 3.Negative Environmental Impact4.Quite obvious is the increased need of natural resources to feed the pop culture craze. As a new trend engulfs a population, a specific resource may be required to satisfy the demand, and little care is taken to ensure thepreservation of that resource for posterity. This, in turn, can lead to higherpollution levels as a result of pop cultures.
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