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Title: Why Is Folk Culture Clustered?


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Why Is Folk Culture Clustered?
  • Influence of the physical environment
  • Folk culture close connection to the
    environment
  • Most folk cultures are rural and agricultural
  • Clothing is often tied to environmental
    conditions
  • Example Wooden clogs in the Netherlands
  • Folk cultures can ignore environmental conditions

2
Why Is Folk Culture Clustered?
  • Influence of the physical environment
  • Food preferences and the environment
  • Food preferences are adapted to the environment
  • Example In Asia, rice is grown in milder, wetter
    environments whereas wheat is grown in colder,
    drier environments
  • Food taboos may be especially strong
  • People avoid certain foods because of negative
    associations with that food
  • Terroir the sum effects of the local
    environment on a particular food item

3
Istanbul Vegetable Garden
Figure 4-6
4
Swine Stock
Figure 4-8
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Why Is Folk Culture Clustered?
  • Influence of the physical environment
  • Folk housing and the environment
  • Housing a reflection of cultural heritage,
    current fashion, function, and the physical
    environment
  • Two most common building materials wood and
    brick
  • Minor differences in the environment can produce
    very different house styles

6
House Types in Four Western Chinese Communities
Figure 4-9
7
Why Is Folk Culture Clustered?
  • Isolation promotes cultural diversity
  • Examples
  • Himalayan art
  • Beliefs and folk house forms
  • Sacred spaces
  • U.S. folk housing

8
Hearths of House Types
Figure 4-12
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