diffusion of popular culture
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Diffusion of Popular Culture

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 22

Diffusion of Popular Culture - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 103 Views
  • Uploaded on

Diffusion of Popular Culture. “Why is it so widely distributed?”. Diffusion of popular housing, clothing, and food Rapid diffusion depends on a group of people having a sufficiently high level of economic development to acquire material possessions.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Diffusion of Popular Culture' - binh


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
diffusion of popular culture

Diffusion of Popular Culture

“Why is it so widely distributed?”

slide2
Diffusion of popular housing, clothing, and food
  • Rapid diffusion depends on a group of people having a sufficiently high level of economic development to acquire material possessions
slide3
Popular Housing StylesHousing demonstrates popular customs from the time period, e.g. post-war housing versus early 1800s.
modern house styles 1945 1960
Modern House Styles 1945 – 1960
  • 1920s - 1930s –> Tudor-style popular
  • 1940s – 1950s -> Minimal tradition
  • 1950s – 1960s -> Ranch
  • 1950s – 1970s -> Split-level (newly invented ‘family room’)
neo eclectic house styles since 1960
Neo-Eclectic House Styles (since 1960)
  • 1960s-1970s -> Mansard (shingle covered roof and second-story walls)
  • 1970s -> Neo-Tudor -> steep-pitched front –facing gables and half timerbered detailing
  • 1970s – 1980s -> Neo-French -> dormer windows, usually with rounded tops and high-hipped roofs.
  • See page 128
clothing
Clothing
  • In MDCs, clothing represents CULTURE & OCCUPATIONS, which also leads to INCOME
  • Lawyer, business executive – dark business suit
  • Doctors, factory workers, teachers, service industry, … all have their own ‘style’ or ‘uniform’
clothing con t
Clothing con’t
  • Women’s clothing changes

every season, designer knock-offs,

  • Globalization of clothing
  • Styles have emerged as people are seeing clothes from around the world and designers begin integrating those ideas into their creations
food alcohol and snack food
FoodAlcohol and snack food:
  • The type of popular food will depend on:
    • Region (north US drink Canadian Whiskey, south drink bourbon, potato ships where they grow potatoes, …) see map page 131
    • Cultural background (Mormons, Baptists – don’t drink much)
    • Malaysia – campfire snack is fried squid
    • High income – caviar
    • Advertising
role of television
Role of television
  • Watching is a significant popular custom because:
    • the most important mechanism to diffuse knowledge of popular culture
    • the most popular leisure activity in MDCs throughout the world
television
Television
  • Prior to WWII, TV was not very widespread
  • 1945 –10 000 in US households
  • 1949 – 1 million
  • 1951 - 10 million
  • 1959 - 50 million
  • In 1954, the US had 83% of the world’s TV sets. By end of 20th century, international differences had diminished.
slide18
See page 133 – Televisions per 1 000 inhabitants
  • What implications does this map represent?
internet
Internet
  • Follows a similar pattern as the diffusion of television, but at a more rapid pace. (US had a dominant hold, but this has now diminished)
  • The diffusion of television form US to the rest of the world took 50 years, whereas the diffusion of the Internet has taken only 10 years.
internet con t
INTERNET con’t
  • See page 134 – Internet hosts per 1 000 population
  • What implications does this map represent?
government control
Government Control
  • More government controls in LDCs and communist countries, less in MDCs
  • Introduction of satellite television prevents a government from taking total control. Satellite dishes enable people to choose from a wide variety of programs.
ad