Popular culture

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  • Cultural Theory And Popular Culture

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    After concluding my remaining readings of chapters 7 through 10 from Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, I found my core understanding of the overall theoretical ideas posed by author, John Storey, had become clearer in the rounding up of the semester. Within chapter 7 of the book, popular culture is discussed in relation to issues connected to feminism, gender and sexuality. According to Storey, “Popular culture has been the object a great deal of feminist analysis” (pg. 136), and, as previously discussed

  • Popular Culture As Defined By Alexandre O. Philippe

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    Much of what we know comes from popular culture. It’s inescapable and it shapes our modern society. In simpler terms, popular culture could either offend or challenge social norms brought on by society on what is new, hip, and trends to be followed. Popular culture as defined by Alexandre O. Philippe, “ is a universal language that manages in all of its seemingly trivial glory to make us dream and smile. To connect us across racial, political, and social divides, it is part of our fabric as human

  • Bureaucratization And Popular Culture

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    grew to a global scale, they received specific terms to show their extensive growth. Mcdonaldization, Cocacolonization, and Disneyization are specific examples of globalization through the advancement of these companies. Within the Religion and Popular Culture course, we discussed the term bureaucratization. Coined by Max Weber, this term describes a specific organizational structure that is characterized by distinct procedures and actions.

  • Mtv's Influence on Popular Culture

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    Meghan Balmer 10/20/10 Popular Culture Critical Survey Project It would be hard for one to dispute the fact that MTV has influenced every pop culture trend since its birth in 1981. One could even say that MTV is pop culture. No other media network holds in the palm of its hand the power to control popular cultural evolution the way MTV does. What other media network has influenced and help shape public opinion, filmmaking, newsgathering techniques, presidential politics, and world politics

  • Introduction to Popular American Culture

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    Popular American Culture University of Phoenix Soc/105 Introduction to Popular American Culture MU10ELC07 Ernest Hernandez Ph.D. August 3, 2010 Popular American Culture American pop culture is an every day part of life. Society dictates how people need to be to be accepted by others. American pop culture dictates who we are, it is our attitudes habits and actions; it is generations of handed down customs and practices (Wilson, 2001). Popular Culture Inventory The mass circulation of

  • Immigration and Popular Culture

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    Immigration and American Popular Culture All of the different ethnic groups that migrated from their homeland to the United States left some kind of mark on American popular culture. The European immigrants during the 1930s created a very large splash in the public eye through the use of cinema. In addition, the Jamaican immigrants in South Bronx during the 1970s made a name for themselves by introducing a form of music called rap. In this paper, I will be analyzing and comparing the similarities

  • Essay on Popular Culture's Subserviance to High Culture

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    Popular Culture's Subserviance to High Culture For about a century, Western Culture has really been divided into two cultures, the traditional type of 'high culture' and a 'mass culture' manufactured wholesale for the market. High culture is the arts that require some form of intellect to comprehend, so therefore can only reach a tiny segment of the population, whilst levelling accusations of elitism. High culture includes ballet; the forms of operas, operettas and symphonies; types of film;

  • The Importance Of Beauty In Popular Culture

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    different corporations create, are not the only thing that influences standards of beauty in popular culture. But, when shopping online, many companies only put the products that they want to sell and give the consumers the freedom and the right to choose whatever product that they want without the judgment others and/or an advertisement, which is why buying online is personally called my safe place! Popular culture places a large amount of emphasis on the “ideal model look.” Which consist of a slender

  • The Negative Impacts Of Popular Culture

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    teenager has social media or a cell phone. People have mixed opinions on whether popular culture is positively or negatively influencing the modern world. Even though there are positive benefits to popular culture, there are more negative effects than there are positive. In today’s society, people are so caught up in trying to have the latest clothes, technology, and music. If there is a new clothing item becoming popular, teenagers will buy it even if they do not like it. Throughout “Corn Pone Opinions”

  • Pop Culture : The Portrayal Aspects Of Popular Culture

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    The term ‘popular culture’ holds different meanings depending on who’s defining it and the context of use. It is generally recognized as the vernacular or people’s culture that predominates in a society at a point in time. As Brummett explains in Rhetorical Dimensions of Popular Culture, pop culture involves the aspects of social life most actively involved in by the public. As the ‘culture of the people’, popular culture is determined by the interactions between people in their everyday activities: