Local culture, popular culture & cultural landscape
Local Culture, Popular Culture & Cultural Landscape (Chapter 4) AP Human Geography
Folk (Local) v. Pop Culture• Culture: a group of people with common – Belief systems – Norms – Values Folk culture Popular culture• Small • Large• homogeneous • Heterogeneous• usually rural • usually urban• static • changing culture Folk Popular
Youth Culture• Consumption• An authentic product or the creation of multinational corporations?
The Corporate Web "In much the same way that the British Empire tried to take over Africa and profit from its wealth, corporations look at [teens] like this massive empire they are colonizing, and their weapons are films, music, books, CDs, Internet access, clothing, amusement parks, sports teams." -Robert McChesney Are "cool hunters" similar to colonial powers? Do they exploit teens or are they providing desired benefits and services?
Maasai womanLocal Culture:a community tries topreserve uniqueexperiences, customs& traits to distinguishthem from others
Placelessness Global businesses have distinctively mark India distant landscapes Architectural forms Convergence ofhave diffused around the world the cultural landscape Mexico China Borrowing of idealized landscapes
Poundbury, UKExperimental new integrated town using traditional architectural forms
GlocalizationHow people in a local place alter regional or global processes• Craigslist• MS word & en-US or en-GB or en-AU• Wikipedia languages• Fair trade