The article makes a lot of good points about how songs remain at the center of the cultural conversation. It expands the discussion from different perspectives, and utilizes many examples from different artists. There are some points that I totally agree with.
When we think of pop culture, especially in movies we think of celebrities, fashion, and tag lines. While Do the Right Thing (DTRT) by Spike Lee has maybe one of those, but its powerful themes, characters and presentation turned it into one of the most notable films ever. It heavily employs the interactionist approach by showing different cultures interacting with one another, and making major points of their own stereotypical racial biases, bigotry and degrees of discrimination, as well as the initial signs of gentrification which culminate into series of ever intensifying events that forever change the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Sty). DTRT utilizes metaphor of heat and pop culture themes of music, fashion and racial conflict, to address real social, economic, institutional and political inequities that still plague our society today.
In this chapter, I present how two pop cultural sites—The film The Kids Are All Right, the television series The Fosters—represent butch motherhood. My intention is to expose the discourses in action to reveal how they operate and contain instruction that delivers as disciplinary performance. I divide the following sections into individual discussions of each cultural text to reveal the cogs within each site. I then compare and contrast both texts to investigate the tensions between both productions and how the discourses thematically collude. Finally, this comparative analysis considers the disciplinary discourse that develops in accord with gender and motherhood.
A pop culture element that is important to me is music. Music has had a major impact on my life, and I am thankful for it. I truly believe I would be a lost soul without music. It speaks to me in a way that many people would not understand. This element brings me ideas in many different ways and it helps me to be a better me. Music speaks to my mind and sooths it also.
In the article, “What Is Popular Culture and Why Study It,” Deanna Sellnow describes to one the importance of pop culture in our world today, how it shapes people’s identities, and the reasons they should be aware of our culture today. Whether people realize it or not, Sellnow says that pop culture screams at them from every angle of their lives. Although pop culture can be the things seen and heard in one’s surroundings, it is most prevalent through media. Movies, magazines, and music are all examples of mediated popular culture that is cheap entertainment for the enjoyment of the mass population. Many people are influenced when they tune in to the messages these things are sending. Some of these messages may challenge
The story starts off when the prince is trying to think of way that he could be together with his love but tired of wasting time the prince gave up on trying to strategize and ended up concluding that he would go to the princesses castle to ask if she could run far away with him. (what a well thought out plan) When the prince decided to leave he ended up realizing that the area was littered with guards, who were trying to stop him from leaving again, noticing this he then took a secret passage successfully leaving unnoticed and continued his
This dear boy heard the smack of her hands, and taken aback did he search the lands. At last our hero found the girl of his dreams, he immediately thought of wedding themes. A large brass bell to sound off to their marriage, kissing within a horse-drawn carriage. This was it, he had to, he was a Prince after all. He was determined to make this beauty his thrall (but not like a subservient dame, because everyone knows that’s totally lame.)
Prince Phillip was confused, hurt, and angry, towards his dad, King Hubert, for not telling him he had an arrangement to marry princess Aurora from a neighboring kingdom. While riding through the woods on his horse, he was greeted by the sound of a lovely girl’s voice. He searched for hours and was starstruck to find a beautiful young lady singing and dancing with some of the native animals. Although it seemed strange at first, the prince did not hesitate to speak to the peasant girl.
This chapter rounded out our examination of popular culture from the last of the three perspectives, the interaction approach; this focuses on how popular culture results from the interactions we as individuals have within small groups. It’s important to note just how much our identity needs recognition from others in order to exist as this really highlights the relationship between societal groups and the individual. They almost provide a validation of the individual self. The way in which we present ourselves within certain situations can be referred to as presentations of self; these shift based on the social context we are in. How we interact in groups can be based on the type of group we are in such as a dyad or triad; however, if you are seeking to gain in social network, you must go beyond your
In today’s society, “Mass production means mass marketing, and mass marketing means the creation of mass stereotypes” (Twitchell 182). Pop culture is growing bigger and bigger, and in order for this trend to continue, advertisements and marketing need to be existent. In James B. Twitchell’s What We Are to Advertisers, he explains how there are “consumption communities” and how advertisers not only need to brand their product, but also the consumers as they move from these communities. Twitchell’s argument is correct because when one person gets a new toy like the fidget spinner for example; everybody else on the block needs to get one as well. His idea goes into the advertising technique of bandwagoning which uses the argument that a
In 1990 popular culture had a big effect on things like TV and what people wore. One of these people who were apart of popular culture was Will Smith. Will stared on a show called Fresh Prince of Baler. This was more of a comedy and family show. The show kicked off wills carrier.
Growing up pop culture has truly saved my life, and now as a young adult, it is time for me to embrace pop culture and use it to help build my career. As a child, I would get bullied all the time in school because I’m gay. The only source of amusement and sense of excitement growing up came from the media, pop culture. For as long as I can remember, I was always fascinated with magazines and music videos. I always admired the way ads were presented in magazines, billboards, and music videos. The slogans presented, and the message trying to get across to the audience is always done in a spontaneous and creative way. I believe that advertisement is the heart of big businesses.
Hooks' term "white supremacist capitalist patriarchy" is an aspect of multicultural feminist theory because it is a central defining facet of the multicultural feminist theory. This term is crucial to her multicultural analysis of pop culture because, “upper-class White men and women have privileges [that are] denied to lower-class women and men of disadvantage racial and ethnic groups” (Lorber, 232). Furthermore, “white supremacy was that term that allow[s] one to acknowledge our collusion with the forces of racism and imperialism” (Hooks, Cultural Criticism & Transformation). Additionally, the analysis of pop culture by using the term “white supremacist capitalist patriarchy” explains the subliminally sexist, classist, and racist messages that are within the discourse of pop culture. This term is crucial in examining pop culture because it explain why certain sexes and races are depicted the way they are, and also why certain individuals have the privileges that they have. This term reveals the misogynistic, Eurocentric society that we live in, and it reinforces the messages that we are sent through pop culture every day.
What pops into your mind first when you think of popular culture in today’s day and age? The latest dirt on celebrities or the latest iPhone release? The latest controversial issue or the latest iTunes hit? Regardless, pop culture encompasses all four of these concepts and many more, which consume the world we live in each and every day. Think about education. At first thought, your mind may not make the connection between the newest Taylor Swift song and the highest ACT score, but the linkage between the two becomes undeniable when you dive deeper. Ponder this: each day millions of kids walk into school buildings across the United States, each of them glued to a little slice of pop culture, a.k.a. their phone. And each day these millions
Popular culture is a term that holds various meanings depending on where it 's being defined and the context of its use. It is usually recognized as the language or people’s culture that prevails in a society at a point in time. As social researcher Brummett explains in his book “Rhetorical Dimensions of Popular Culture”, pop culture reflects the characteristics of social life, where the publicly are most actively involved. Popular culture is known as the ‘culture of the people’. This culture is determined by the interactions between people within their daily activities, for instance, dressing styles, use of language, greeting rituals and the ways that people behave in public, etc. are all examples of popular culture. Popular culture is also diverted by the mass media (Abbott and Sapsford, 1987).