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  • Commercial Entertainment In The Antebellum Period
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    Popular Culture in the 19th Century During the Nineteenth Century there were several kinds of popular culture that became increasingly popular. I will discuss some of the types commercial entertainment that helped the people of this time have other options to relieve some of the pressures of everyday life. Realistic Theater becomes popular and the invention of the magic lanterns which was an early slide show projectors, which could have been found in dime theaters. Minstrelsy an art form, which ...
  • Alternative Popular Culture Alternative
    346 words
    Alternative Popular Culture Alternative popular culture is basically the opposite of everything that is popular. Simply put, it is those elements outside the effective dominant culture are described as either alternative or oppositional. The distinction between them is that the former has no desire to impose its values on the general society while the latter does. One place to begin that is suggested by the deficiencies in popular culture as described above, would be the church. The Church can b...
  • Cultural Criticism
    624 words
    CULTURAL CRITICISM AND FRANKENSTEIN Cultural Criticisms Goal of cultural criticism is to oppose culture with a capital C. The view of culture, which always and only equates it with what we call high culture. Cultural critics want to make term culture refer to popular culture as well as the classics Break down the boundary between high and low and dismantle the hierarchy that the distinction implies Cultural critics want to get us away from thinking about certain works as the best ones produced b...
  • Most Popular Reason Behind Tv
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    The issue of the relationship between the mass media and the popular culture has always been a controversial issue in social sciences. While the political economists insist on the role of the media industry in the creation of this phenomenon of the twentieth century, its advocates such as John Fiske argue that popular culture is actually the creation of the populus itself, and is independent of the capitalist production process of the communication sector. Basing his argument on the immense inte...
  • Simpsons As Popular Culture
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    For this essay I am going to be studying the popular animated TV series 'The Simpsons' and saying why I think that it is a classic example of popular culture texts. The programme is twenty-five minute animation about a family at the bottom of the social ladder, the Simpsons. Revolving around the central family the show takes a sideways look at the life of 'ordinary' American people. The family has five main members; Homer the father of the family is a blue-collar worker at the local nuclear powe...
  • Popular Culture Including The Women's Magazines
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    Like it or not, popular culture is an undeniable influence on how society perceives itself. When examining mass culture, one must keep in mind the equilibrium between how much we, as a society, affect the way popular culture is constructed and to what extent popular culture influences the way we view ourselves and shapes our ideologies. An aspect of popular culture that may serve to greatly exemplify this theory of society as both the affected and the affected is the genre of magazines targeted ...
  • Popular Culture
    381 words
    For this paper, I have chosen to investigate the link between popular culture and violent behavior. This is due to my keen interest in many aspects of contemporary popular culture and an awareness of its influence in not only my own life, but also in the lives of teenagers across the globe. Thus, the stimulus for this research was personal and lay in my yearning to discover whether the correlation between violence and popular culture really existed, and if it did, how strong and influential were...
  • Aspects Of The Nerd Stereotype
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    For the longest time, images in the media have depicted nerds the same way. They are portrayed as intelligent yet socially inept, unaware of popular trends, and devoid of any sort of personality. Repeatedly they are made out to be shy and lacking in confidence, which makes them into victims of the cool people. These characters are rarely taken seriously in TV or movies, and are present mostly for comic relief or to provide some sort of sidekick for the hipper main character. Although it has hist...
  • Critique Of Popular Culture
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    In our time, we use the term 'popular'. It means that basically known by amount of people. Immediate products are the product of the popular culture that we have and we are in without realizing. Unlike popular culture, there is a high culture, which is defined, social, educated and thoughtful. The product of popular culture is not thoughtful and original. It is not individual expression and so on. Popular culture has commercial function. Originality is risky because it has to be understood easil...
  • Culture Of The Cold War
    384 words
    After World War II had ended, rising tensions between the United States of America and the Soviet Union came to be. They arose because of a difference in the view each side had on the world after the Second World War. The popular culture of the United States changed greatly during this time, for it was the time of the Cold War. It played a direct affect on the culture of the country, changing movies, books and other forms of entertainment. The culture of the Cold War also brought a new specter t...
  • Different Kind Of Popular Music And Culture
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    Popular culture or Pop-culture is the outcome and method of mass marketing on the World's youth. It is a powerful "money making" scheme generated by the Media and doubles as a systematic approach to Globalisation. It's span of influence and control reaches into our cities, streets, cars and homes. It affects our very style of living, it controls our culture. Popular Culture derives from Youth culture or "University Culture" born in the late sixties by the "Baby Boomers" Generation. At that time ...

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