Ninth Week: Folk and Pop Culture

The Folk and Popular Culture section covers covers one week of class time (suggested) and begins with defining some basic concepts regarding folk culture. We then distinguish between folk, ethnic and popular culture and discuss relationships between these concepts.

The Folk and Popular Culture section contains two separate days:
Day 1: Folk Culture looks at diversity, assimilation and syncretism.
Day 2: Popular Culture explains diffusion and regionalism in mass culture.