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  • The Political Economy And Cultural Studies Theories

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    perceive the media as an agent that promotes hegemony and the ideologies of the ruling class (Mosco, 2009). The political economy theory stresses on how the elite members of society use the media as a source of power to control the society. Similarly, popular

  • Theodore Adorno A Social Critique Of Radio Music Analysis

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    In a social experiment concerning radio music, a number of high schoolers were asked to identify the most popular songs (i.e the songs they believed were favored by the general opinion) on the radio. Additionally, they were inquired about the songs they happened to like themselves best. The result demonstrated a strong correlation between songs that the students perceived to be popular and their personal favorite songs. It is here that Adorno makes one of his most compelling critiques: “We know

  • The Objectification Of Women Within Pop Culture

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    Throughout time, the objectification of women within pop culture has become an increasing issue, that not only degrades women, but also portrays negative stereotypes for younger generations of girls to see. Many theorists and writers have given their opinions throughout different academic articles, and with these, have examined how this issue is intertwined within society today. More specifically, it is evident that women are hypersexualized throughout commercials, are portrayed as “weak” and “powerless”

  • Cultural Appropriation And Culture Appropriation

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    Culture Appropriation ISU Rachael Pang Cultural Appropriation is not talked about enough and why it is an issue today. Pop culture is more popular and people are paying attention to the trends online of what certain people wear, what they put on their face, how they wear it. Some mistaken Culture Appropriation as Culture Appreciation but they are not aware to what they are doing wrong. Appropriation occurs when a style leads to racist generalizations or stereotypes where it is deemed as high-fashion

  • Cultural Appropriation Is Inevitable Like Globalization

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    appropriation is inevitable, but it can be viewed in a positive perspective instead of the current negative one. Consider the first time blue jeans became popular in American culture, now across the global people wear blue jeans and some consider it a major part of American culture (). The piece of clothing is so synonymous with American culture some countries like North Korea, have banned the item because the country believes its citizens would start supporting American ideals instead of wearing

  • Asian Culture In Asia

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    Culture is the main source that makes very country differentiate from others. It defines language, lifestyle, as well as religion. Every country has its own and different ethics and morals. Many seek to wonder why for instance an Asian doesn’t not act like how a Russian person would in pickle places . But it is because of how both of them were raised; not just by their parents; but by this culture as well. We as people grow up and learn how to build up our personalities by our parents, friends,

  • Did Popular Culture Become Indaganda During World War One

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    How did popular culture become propaganda during World War One? Popular culture plays an active role in everyone’s life. For instance, everyone has, at least twice in a lifetime, watched a movie, or listened to a song. The recurring role of cinema, music and dance has always been relevant, but when did it meet with politics? This essay is aimed at proving that this relation took place during World War One, the moment in which allies and followers were especially needed. In the first paragraph, the

  • Culture and Creative Industry Week 1 Essay

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    Week 2 2. Critical Theory and the Critique of the 'Culture Industry' This lecture considers how the Critical Theorists of the Frankfurt School sought to understand the relationship of culture and society in an age of advanced capitalism and mass media.  It explores their analyses of popular culture, and poses the question of whether the term 'culture industry' has now lost its original, critical meaning. Key thinkers: Marx, Gramsci, Adorno, Horkheimer, Benjamin Seminar questions 1.Has the

  • "Prom Night: Youth, Schools, and Popular Culture" by Amy L. Best

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    to remember. For so many teenagers the prom is the highlight of high school. It is the one thing so many students look forward to. Many see it as a rite of passage into adulthood. For Amy L. Best, the author of "Prom Night: Youth, Schools, and Popular Culture", the prom is a perfect opportunity to explore teen identity and individuality. It is also a place to look at how this event speaks so much about today's kids. Proms today have changed; they are much more upscale events. They no longer are held

  • How the ‘Culture Industry’ had Profound Social Impacts in Society

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    School of Critical Theory; they were particularly dominant during the early 20th century, approximately around the time of the 1920’s to 1960s. They took refuge in America after Adolf Hitler’s rise in Germany. These to philosophers developed the ‘Culture Industry Theory’ in the 1940s, in light of the disturbed society they had seen during this time. They witnessed how Nazi Fascism used mass media such as films, radio and newspapers to brainwash millions into partaking in this ideology. Similarly they