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Old 06-01-2015, 03:44 PM
 
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I think as communication opportunities become more and more available to everyone the lines are blurring rapidly. People are taking their cues on how they should aspire to live their lives from these sources. Most cities have very similar if not the same entertainment, housing, restaurants, clothing styles and people with the same aspirations.

I think uniqueness and individualism is a rare thing these days.
Yeah I think the "material culture" is converging though I find that values are still largely dependent on geography, and weather does influence the overall mood of a place as well along with the economics of a region. The values of the South for example still seem to be welled from religion to a larger extent than say, California or Boston.

Then again, 90 years ago Sears was pretty much everywhere like Walmart is today and I imagine the urban culture of all American cities had certain things in common. The radio after all was a thing by then and was probably already creating something of a "general" culture.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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I agree that the US is becoming more and more homogenized, the regional differences more blurred. But all you have to do is look at the politics, and you just know people can think quite differently about things in different regions. What could be more polarized than the differences between, let's say, Massachusetts and South Carolina? Than the deep South and the Northeast?
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