“Rethinking Culture: The Limits of Cultural Studies.” The University of Chicago Press. 1998 (original 1979).
- Folk culture is rooted in local communities and traditions.
- Pop culture comes from mass media (stations, movies, cable shows, etc.) and tends to be more uniform.
- Folk culture has a significant role in shaping pop culture.
- Pop culture has a significant role in shaping folk culture.
- Folk culture has changed over time.
- Pop culture has changed over time.
- The differences between folk and pop cultures reveal exciting parallels between them.
Folk culture is rooted in local communities and traditions.
Folk culture is the culture of a nation, tribe, or people. It’s rooted in local communities and traditions. While folk cultures can be transmitted through oral storytelling and song, it’s also possible for folk cultures to develop independently. For example, American folk music tends to be based on European melodies (such as those from Scotland), while Russian folk music has its roots in Slavic traditions.
Folk cultures are often associated with specific regions or areas—for example, Scottish traditional songs are sung by Scotsmen living in Scotland; Finnish children learn their first words from “Kuikka” (a lullaby). These regional characteristics make up what we call “folk.”
Pop culture comes from mass media (stations, movies, cable shows, etc.) and tends to be more uniform.
Pop culture is accessible, so it’s more easily shared with others. Pop culture also tends to be homogeneous in its appeal, meaning that there are fewer outliers and anomalies among the people who consume pop culture. For example, suppose you’re a teenage boy from rural Georgia who loves playing video games. Your tastes will likely resemble those of other adolescent boys from rural Georgia who love playing video games. If you’re an adult woman living in New York City who enjoys watching television shows about crime-solving or medical drama shows like “Scrubs,” chances are good that these types of shows will appeal strongly to your tastes as well (but don’t worry—you’ll still find plenty of stuff outside this narrow sphere).
Folk culture has a significant role in shaping pop culture.
Folk culture is a way of life passed down from generation to generation. It’s shaped by the community and environment, which means it can be different in different parts of the world. For example, you might have heard of something called “going native”: when people go live in another country without knowing much about that culture or language yet trying to fit in with their new friends and family members. This can happen when someone moves from one country to another or moves into an area where they don’t speak English (like rural areas where many speak only their native language).
Folk traditions are also shaped by what people think about themselves as part of society—whether they feel like outsiders or insiders—and how they believe other groups should behave towards them based on how they present themselves publicly as part of their group identity/culture.
Pop culture has a significant role in shaping folk culture.
Pop culture has a significant role in shaping folk culture.
Folk culture is influenced by pop culture, and vice versa. Pop culture is what we consume every day—it’s the movies, music, and books that we listen to repeatedly; it’s the TV shows and cartoons we watch when our parents aren’t around; it’s even how we decorate our rooms! Folk cultures can also be influenced by pop culture because they share many similarities with them: both are mass media products designed for mass consumption; both include entertainment elements like music or movies (or even just fun facts); both often include costumes or clothes which people wear out in public places like concerts or festivals…etc.
Folk culture has changed over time.
Folk culture has changed over time. It’s not just that folk culture is changing; it’s changing because of pop culture, mass media, and technology.
Popular music can be a powerful force in shaping how we think about ourselves and our society as well as the way we interact with others through both small-scale interactions like dance parties or larger-scale ones like large-scale protests against neo-Nazis who march through small towns carrying swastikas on their flags (or even just wearing white robes).
Pop culture has changed over time.
Pop culture has changed over time. How we view pop culture has changed, and how we consume it has evolved. In the beginning, pop culture was a reflection of its times; now, it’s more about reflecting our own time in a more modern way.
This shift makes pop so great in many ways: It allows us to look at something from an angle we wouldn’t have seen before—and sometimes even leads us into new places!
The differences between folk and pop cultures reveal exciting parallels between them.
The two cultures are very different. Folk culture is rooted in local communities, while pop culture comes from mass media (stations, movies, cable shows). Folklore is passed down orally through stories, and songs found worldwide. Pop culture has less of an emphasis on communicating information about tradition or heritage; instead, it focuses more on entertainment value.
The differences between folk and pop cultures reveal exciting parallels between them:
Section: Folk culture is rooted in local communities and traditions.
Local communities are places where people gather to do a particular activity. In the case of folk culture, these activities include things like Christmas caroling, ancestry research, and storytelling—all of which take place on critical social occasions throughout the year. These community traditions might be passed down from generation to generation or learned from a mentor or family member. They can include any number of ideas, practices, words, and other items associated with the locality. They are also tied to cultural groups (i.e., races), such as African Americans and Native Americans; denominations (i.e., Catholic), such as Catholics; holidays (i.e., Christmas), such as Christmas; regions (i.e., New England); countries (i.e., Ireland); cultures (such as German); religions (Jewish); familial histories (“my great-grandfather”) or scientific interests (“astronomy”). In summary, these traditions build over time into units that create kinship networks within their localities or communities!
In what cultures do your family members live?
That’s right! Everybody has traditions in their own culture–even if they don’t realize it! Just because you don’t speak German doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of its customs–like going on an outing with your family on your father’s birthday! But what about that other culture we all live in?
Takeaway: Local communities are the basis for folk cultures around the world!
All over the world, countless local communities are creating their forms of folk culture–from one country to another. These vary by race/ethnicity/nationality and geography –from African tribe members to North American Indians, from corporations in Hong Kong to unions in Chicago… Are family ties strong, then? Yes, they are… And so is loyalty.