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

Chapter 7: Folk and Popular Culture: Diversity and Uniformity

Objectives for Chapter 7

After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to:

1. Define folk culture and popular culture and distinguish between the two using specific examples.

2. Identify the Anglo American culture hearths.

3. Describe folk building traditions in different regions of North America.

4. Discuss how geographers can use nonmaterial folk culture to understand the geography of a country, region, or place.

5. Identify the folk cultural regions of the United States.

6. Explain the relationship between globalization and popular culture.

7. Discuss how the evolution of the shopping mall reflects changes in American culture and geography.

8. Define and give an example of a vernacular region.
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