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Unit 3:Ch4 Pop&Folk

Ch 4: Pop & Folk Culture

TermDefinition
Adaptive strategies Describes a society's system of economic production. For example, hunters in the Arctic will focus on hunting for food rather than growing it due the harsh climatic conditions
Anglo-American landscape characteristics Influences from Britain caused certain styles of housing. British Architecture in America
Architectural form The difference in architectural preference, mainly housing, based on social, economic, cultural and environmental factors.
Built environment The effect of large (citywide) and small (personal) scale human activity and infrastructure on the surrounding area of space.
Folk culture Culture traditionally practiced by a small group of people in rural communities isolated from other groups.
Folk food Common to a people of a region. Distinct to a specific group (influence by Folk Culture)
Folk house Traditionally dwelled in by the common people of a region. Reflects folk cultural life style.
Folk songs Music of a group of people or area, has many versions which vary from region to region. Usually passed down from generation to generation not for financial gain.
Folklore The traditional beliefs, customs and ways of a group. Many of these would have been oral traditions passed down informally over time within a group. Ex. The traditional stories that hold morals for the people to follow,in Irish culture the pagan stories.
Material culture In pop culture the importance of items such as money and nice cloths and a house. In folk culture the building tools, and other material artifacts that have specific meanings to a specific Culture. Ex. The turban and knife for the Sikh people.
Nonmaterial culture Aspects of any culture, these are its beliefs, customs, philosophy, Rules, patterns and ways of communication.
Popular culture Found in large, heterogeneous societies that share certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
Survey systems A method used in the United States to survey and identify land parcels, particularly for rural land, and wild or undeveloped land. Its basic units of area are the township and section.
Traditional architecture Based on localized needs and construction materials, and reflecting local traditions. Tends to evolve over time to reflect the environmental, cultural, technological, and historical context in which it exists.
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