The Culture Of Folk Culture

863 WordsApr 22, 20164 Pages
Culture, in general, marks an individual’s interests whether it be their religious practice, their habitual meals, or their ancient legends that they speak about to future generations. Any culture must have a birth place, most of them spawning in local communities, or erupting from a specific group of individuals. The more indigenous music and stories and that brood from these smaller communities is considered folk culture. Though, most of the legends, jokes, and myths told from these specific families in past generations die off, accustoming to the specific events that are occurring today. This is recognized as popular culture or “pop culture”; appealing to a larger and more general audience. The creation of a certain type of culture, including “pop culture,” must have a starting place whereas in this case its mother is folk culture. Folk culture reveals the strength and concentration about a certain individual in any community, but it also reflects upon their willingness to incorporate and celebrate new traditions that are introduced. Folk culture reveals an abundance of traits about a specific human being, in the most simplistic of ways. Art, for example, is the beauty of culture, representing the strengths and weaknesses in a community. It is signified by the color of the art, the fabric used to create the art, or the words implemented by the art exemplifying the beliefs of the practitioners. Gloria Jean Watkins, who goes by the pen name of Bell Hooks, is a feminist
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