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					Why is popular culture
 widely distributed?
 Brainstorm objects, individuals, and
 attitudes that are considered popular
 culture.


1. What does it take for a fad to
   become a trend?
2. Who creates popular culture?
Weekend Box Office – November 2010
 1. Megamind
 2. Unstoppable
 3. Due Date
 4. Skyline
 5. Morning Glory
 6. For Colored Girls
 7. Red
 8. Paranormal Activity 2
 9. Saw 3-D
 10. Jackass 3-D
Weekend Box Office – November 2009
 1. Twilight Saga: New Moon
 2. The Blind Side
 3. 2012
 4. Old Dogs
 5. A Christmas Carol
 6. Ninja Assassin
 7. Planet 51
 8. Precious
 9. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
 10. The Men Who Stare At Goats
Changing Hairstyles
THE MULLET
Changing Fashion
        Popular Culture
Wide Distribution: differences from
place to place uncommon, more likely
differences at one place over time.

Housing
Clothing
Food
Television
Internet
Clothing:
Shows how popular culture can
be distributed across the
landscape with little regard for
distinctive physical features
Clothing Reflects Occupation
   Jeans have
become valuable
status symbols in
  many regions
      despite
longstanding folk
    traditions.
Clothing Reflects Income
 Globalization of clothing




Ponchos Taken From Folk Culture
Food:
Varies by region based on
what is produced, grown, or
imported locally
South
        Snacks   North
  Wine Production and
     Consumption
Not produced/
consumed in
Hindu and Muslim
areas
Popular in Europe
and Western
Hemisphere
(Christian)
Television:
a. Popular leisure activity
b. Mechanism by which
   knowledge of popular
   culture spreads
TVs per 1,000 Inhabitants
 Internet follows same pattern as
television, but at a more rapid pace
State-controlled
   Media
Ten Most Censored
   Countries:
1. North Korea
2. Myanmar (Burma)
3. Turkmenistan
4. Equatorial Guinea
5. Libya
6. Eritrea
7. Cuba
8. Uzbekistan
9. Syria
10. Belarus
Sports in Popular Culture
   Britain and its colonies: cricket
   Canada, Russia, N. Europe: hockey
   China: martial arts
   Japan, U.S.: baseball
    Transition from
 folk to popular culture
Soccer (“football”): started in England
after Danish invasion (started kicking a
Danish soldier‟s head)
Globalization in 1800s with increasing
leisure time
Football Association: “assoc” ->
“soccer”
    Transition from
 folk to popular culture
Lacrosse: started by Iroquois
Popular Dwellings:
Show influence of shapes,
materials, detailing, and other
features of architectural style at
any one point in time.
Tudor
Saltbox
Colonial
Colonial
Ranch
High Ranch
Split Level
Cape Cod
McMansion
Why does globalization of
 popular culture cause
      problems?
I. Threat to folk culture
   Loss of traditional values
     Clothing of MDCs
     Globalization of folk culture
   Change in traditional role of women
     Increase in prostitution (Thailand)
   Threat of foreign media imperialism
     U.S., U.K., and Japan dominate television
     in LDCs
     News media dominated by Associated
     Press and Reuters
Tradition becomes tourism gimmick
Satellite Television, Baja California
II. Adverse Environmental Effects
   Modifying nature
     Enhances leisure activity or promotes sale
     of product (e.g. golf)
   Uniform landscapes
     Homogenous, placeless landscapes
   Negative environmental impact
     Depletion of scarce natural resources
     Pollution
Beijing, China




                 Palm Springs, CA
  Hilton
 Pyramids
Golf Resort
 in Egypt
Swimming Pool,
West Edmonton
 Mall, Canada
Dubai’s Indoor
  Ski Resort
Muslim Women in Traditional
 Dress at Indoor Ski Resort
    Popular Culture
Effects on Landscape:
 Creates homogenous,
  “placeless” landscape
    Complex network of roads
     and highways
    Commercial Structures
     tend towards „boxes‟
   • Planned and Gated
     Communities more and
     more common
Big Box Stores
Petronas Twin Towers
     in Malaysia
Tapei 101 in Taiwan
Burj Dubai in United
   Arab Emirates
Borrowed Landscapes
Marlboro Man in Egypt
Urban Sprawl




Is this progress?
   Environmental Problems with
      Cultural Globalization
Accelerated Resource Use through Accelerated
  Consumption
       • Furs: minx, lynx, jaguar, kangaroo, whale, sea otters (18th
         Century Russians) fed early fashion trends.
       • Consumerism evident in most Western Media fashions,
         including hip hop and rock and roll.
       • Inefficient over-consumption of Meats, Poultry, even Fish (fed
         other fish and chicken) by meat-eating pop cultures
        Mineral Extraction for Machines, Plastics and Fuel
        New larger housing desires and associated energy and water
         use.
        Golf courses use valuable water and destroy habitat worldwide.

Pollution: waste from fuel generation and discarded products,
  plastics, marketing and packaging materials
III. Political Issues
   Policies against indigenous peoples
     Aborigines in Australia in 1930s
   Anti-western governments
     Iran (Islamic Fundamentalism)
     Taliban in Afghanistan
Australian Aborigines
              In 1930s, aborigines
              were kidnapped and
              sent to schools to
              teach them how to
              be more white
              Bred with white
              people
      The Iranian Revolution




Mohammad Reza Pahlavi   Ayatollah Khomeini
 “Death to the Shah”




                     Islamic
                 Fundamentalism




“Down with America”
Iranian Hostage Crisis
Taliban’s Treatment of Women
forbade girls to go to school
women were barred from working outside
the home
women were prohibited from leaving their
home without a male relative—those that
did so risked being beaten, even shot, by
officers of the "ministry for the protection
of virtue and prevention of vice.“
a woman caught wearing fingernail polish
may have had her fingertips chopped off

				
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