Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)

Chapter 7: Folk and Popular Culture: Diversity and Uniformity

Critical Thinking Questions

1. Why should society preserve folk culture traditions?

2. Can you think of examples of folk culture traditions that have become popular culture?

3. Besides folk fencing and house building, what other folk traditions might be useful to distinguish among regions of the United States?

4. What folk medicine traditions are practiced in your family?

5. Sports are a big part of popular culture around the world. Can sports be used as a window to other aspects of a society's culture? How?

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