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Pop Culture Argument - According to Dabrali Jimenez, of the New York Times in a recent article on Goth Lolita Culture “There is a world in which the childhood fantasy of Alice in Wonderland seems to collide full force with the Addams Family” Jimenez, D (2008) p. CY4 of the New York Times Edition: A new generation of Lolita’s makes a fashion statement, Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/28/nyregion/thecity/28trib.html?_st=r=1&scp=3&sq=gothic%20lolita&sce&oref=slogin Goth started out to be cute young women with bows, polka-dots, and strange virtual designs on their clothing....   [tags: Pop Culture]
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Creating Suckers for Consumption: MTV and Pop Culture - 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 helped shape public opinion, filmmaking, newsgathering techniques, presidential politics, and world politics like MTV has. In addition to that, MTV can take credit for reconstructing the music industry (Rushkoff 126)....   [tags: Consumption, MTV, Pop Culture, USA, ] 1394 words
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TV Pop Culture: Cognitive Malignancy or Brainpower? - American pop culture has come a long way in the last few decades: from the rock 'n’ roll boom of the fifties, to the hippie aesthetic of the seventies, to the electronic age of the nineties. Pop culture clearly fluctuates at a rapid pace and even though fads have come and gone, one thing has remained viable even in more contemporary times: the TV set. On top of that, never has the world seen a greater peak in technology than it has in recent years, and the television is no exception. Unfortunately, as fascinating as these advancements may sound, it is generally presumed that the television—as with much modern pop culture tech—has had and continues to have detrimental effects on Western cu...   [tags: American Pop Culture, Music Industry, Television]
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Madonna and Pop Culture - I stand for freedom of expression, doing what ever you believe in, and going after your dreams. -Madonna Even though she is a big influence other artist have influenced too. Should Madonna be getting all of the fame. Why does everyone look up to her as a big influence. Was she really the biggest influence to Pop Culture? Madonna Louise Ciccone was born August 16, 1958 to Madonna Louise Ciccone and Silvio Ciccone. Her family was a big strong strict family in the world of Christians. She had to do everything in the name of the father....   [tags: Madonna Louise Ciccone, Pop Star, Biography]
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Unavoidable Changes in Pop Culture - Unavoidable Changes “Popular culture moves through our world at warp speed” (Aufses, Scanlon, Shea 707). For example, current events that take place by day are the main topics by night. Even videos posted on the internet can become the biggest trend overnight, but disappear just as quick. Without realizing it, everyday these trends of thought affect the way we dress, live and think. Whether we like it or not, these thoughts are manipulated by popular culture. It is undeniable that “we are creatures of outside influences; as a rule we do not think, we only imitate” (Source A)....   [tags: Popular Culture, Media] 886 words
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Pop Culture as an Expression of Society - Pop culture is the modern lifestyle which is countenanced and recognized by society, the cultural patterns that are common within a population. The general opinion is that pop culture is a useful expression of society and the prevailing environment, as pop culture is the culture which is followed by the majority, and therefore reflects society. The pop culture of a society is influenced by many aspects of society such as music, movies and modern technology. Modern day songs and movies promote ideas about drinking, smoking and clubbing, as well as the usage of appalling language....   [tags: Music, Movies, Modern Technology]
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Taking a Look at Pop culture - Pop Culture A variety of different genres make up what we read, listen to and watch in society. Each theme tells a different aspect of how a book is being told. These personal thought come through an individual’s style of how they write. Their writings reflect off of what the theme is based on. Themes are categorized by different subjects in the world. Each theme tends to reflect off their society and how history was made....   [tags: Sherry Turkle essay, Christine Seifert] 1445 words
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Pop Culture's Influence on Teenagers - Pop culture, a phenomenon, that has taken root all across the nation. The misleading term "culture contact" doesn't begin to express the dramatic effects of changes brought by outsiders the shock of "contact" has taken many forms, initially, at least, to indigenous people just the physical presence of outsiders was shocking. As Northrop Frye would put it, “Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of 'quaint,' and cultivated people, interested in it and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.” In order...   [tags: Preventive Role of Parents] 1397 words
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Pop Culture: The Goth Subculture - The late seventies and early eighties saw the beginning emergence of the Goth subculture: a group of social misfits that appear to always find themselves on the outskirts of mainstream pop culture. It is a complex subculture with great depth and beauty where many of its citizens share a profound connection with the darker aesthetic, are predisposed to depression, and are often willing to explore interpersonal and sexual relationships with little inhibition or regard for societal norms. There is rarely a single moment in history when one can pinpoint the exact moment when a subculture emerges....   [tags: societal norms, social misfits, gothic]
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Pop Culture - Lou Anne Johnson is a pop culture teacher played by Michelle Pfeiffer in the movie Dangerous Minds. Dangerous Minds was definitely a Hollywood movie, but still had some important character ideas serving relevance to what 21st century educators should still resemble today. The premise of the movie depicts that inner city schools often have students who are behind, (not exclusively, but primarily minorities), but with true passion, understanding, compassionate effort, these students can rise to astonishing levels of success....   [tags: Film]
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American Pop Culture - Popular American Culture Culture is defined as the common forms of behaviors, relations, rational concepts and moving understanding, which are learned through a course of socialization. These common forms can identify the members of a culture group while also differentiating individuals of other groups. Culture is an important part of society. It is a learned pattern of behavior, and influences the ways in which a person lives his or her life....   [tags: Art, Food, Behavior]
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Japan cracking U.S. pop culture hegemony - Thoughts of Japanese culture typically includes reference of the traditional words such as Kabuki, sumo, samurai, or ninja according to Amelia Newcomb, author of “Japan cracking U.S. pop culture hegemony”. This is not true anymore, in fact, without realizing it, Japanese culture has seeped in under the door an invaded the American culture. Roland Kelts, author of the book Japanamerica, wrote about such ideals: The terms anime, manga, and otaku have become common parlance in the American media, no longer explained or defined in parentheses....   [tags: Japanese Culture, Anime] 2105 words
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Pop Culture and Paganism: A Mutation of Truth - Hollywood, the name alone sparks the interest of the public and invokes dreams of being famous in even the most humble soul. It temps us, influences us and whether we would like to admit it or not plays a role in our way of thinking. It plays a key role in Pop Culture and through movies, TV, radio and the ever expanding wave of magazines, Pop Culture and its influence seems to flow over the world like a great wave of information. One of the strongest areas that seem to be affected by this undeniable influence is the way in which we perceive other people, particularly people of other faiths....   [tags: stereotypes, witches]
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The Influence of Pop-Culture on Body Image - Pop- culture has influenced body image ideals in many ways these past few years since 2000. Body image is when someone looks at his or her self in the mirror and checks out his/her body. Some people may like what they see, but the majority of people do not. Everyone has at least one flaw that they do not like; nobody is perfect. Lately, most teenagers and young adults dream of having the perfect body that they would stop eating or work out ten hours a day in order to look like the new hottest celebrity....   [tags: insecurities, celebrities, self-esteem]
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The Effects of Human Trafficking on Pop Culture - ... At least 20% of the people died on the way, when considering that it is probably a low percentage compared to the reality. That does not account for the internal displacement that happened during the time period, when the entire continent was caught up in the slave trade (Pearson, 2009). The United States did not begin the consideration the topic of human trafficking until 1994, when it began being covered in the Department’s Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Majority of laws have been passed against it in the United States, and the United States has become active in advocating against it internationally as well....   [tags: kidnapping, transporting, intimidation] 618 words
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Forensic in Pop Culture: The CSI Effect - Introduction. With producing reality shows comes producing inaccuracies in portrayals in order to reach as many viewers and gain as high ratings as possible every week with each new episode. Every day life is boring, yet people tend to be attracted to the relatable shows that portray real life in eccentric ways – ways that they believe could be imitated by the average person. In many cases, these shows could remain harmless, as it is entertainment. No matter how crude or erroneous, it is just television....   [tags: criminal justice, forensic science, juror]
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Jurors and Prosecution: Forensics in Pop Culture - ... The second level contains the crime fiction programs, which encompasses all of the popular CSI shows, Bones, Castle, etc. The focus of these shows have rotated to take almost a 180, where the attention falls on the drama present in the life of the characters. It is all about the character and plot development, while the criminal cases are just a different side quest in each episode. What does the love life of the firearm specialist and the homicide detective have to do with the cold-blooded murder of a teenage boy near the lake....   [tags: courtrooms, reality distortion]
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Pop Culture: Music is a Positive Influence - Pop Culture: Music is a Positive Influence Music has been known throughout time. It can help us through everything. There are so many solutions with music to help a person go through so many situations. Music can affect many people in many different ways. Without music some people would be lost and would have no motivation. Music can provide inspiration and insight through education. Music has influence on suicides, killings and shootings, and provocative actions. It can also influence good morals, respect, allowing differences, health, and much more....   [tags: violence, sex, drugs, rap, heavy metal]
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What Does Pop Culture Say? - ... respondents” (Cohen). Even though many other countries view American TV and films with admiration, Americans believe that it creates the highest negative cultural influence. This is of course compared to what Europeans chose as American’s worst contribution to the global culture which was food. So while some of these polling responses fit what would be expected, some of the American response was unexpected. Thus showing that many countries will have different views on how a country may be like, but in actuality, the actual image may be surprising....   [tags: misconceptions, media, technology]
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Television Shows: Pop Culture Lawyers - Love them or hate them, heroes or villains; there is no doubt that lawyers make good entertainment. The offerings of current television shows such as The Good Wife, Suits and Law and Order are evidence that legal dramas continue to be a favorite subject for pop culture media. While one can easily find hundreds of titles when searching for entertainment in the legal genre, the characterization of fictional lawyers varies widely from average decent citizens to crusading heroes on the positive side, and from mediocre drudges to corrupt, amoral villains on the negative side....   [tags: law careers, heroes, villains, entertaintment]
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Pop Star Showdown: Madonna vs. Miley Cyrus - From “the heart breaker” to smoking weed on stage, pop culture has really taken a turn for the worst. Madonna was the type of girl who partied with the best of them but didn't do anything that could possibly ruin her career and health. Miley Cyrus, on the other hand, is a wild child who does what she wants and could care less about her social image and physical self. These two pop stars also have many things in common as well. But, from looking at the individual lives of Madonna and Miley Cyrus, there is a noticeable difference in pop culture over time....   [tags: showbusiness, pop culture]
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Pop Culture in the Classroom - ... The first and most important step for teachers to integrate students' popular culture interests into literacy teaching and learning is to learn about their own and children's experiences with popular culture. This knowledge can help teachers better appreciate the entertaining and pleasure-providing functions that various forms of popular culture serve. Such an understanding may also assist teachers in planning instruction that takes into account the importance of popular culture texts to children's everyday literacies....   [tags: super heroes, media, children] 1145 words
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The Beatles' Influence in Pop Culture - The Beatles' Influence in Pop Culture The Beatles were one of the most influential music groups of the rock era. They were able to conquer and influence pop culture with their music. Initially they affected the post-war baby boom generation of Britain and the W.S. during the 1960s, and later the request of the world. Certainly they were the most successful group, with global sales exceeding 1.3 billion albums. During the sixties, The Beatles using revolutionary ideas in their music inspired a generation of young adults across the globe to look at life from their perspective....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]
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The Essence Of Pop Culture - “Talk about Pop Music, Talk about Pop Music…” was one of the most catchy phrases of the 1980’s. Just as in the 80’s, today we see many characteristics of “pop culture” effecting our lives. But, what is “pop culture?” I spent some time online trying to answer my question and time after time I was led to the same direction: pop culture is what we see, hear, speak, and are otherwise exposed to on a daily basis. The infomercials we see late on television, the billboards we see on the side of the road, the junk mail we receive, the links on the web pages we visit, and the radio commercials we hear all tie together to form this idea of pop culture....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Human Adaptation in Pop Culture - Animals in their most primal nature have survived and are continuing to survive through billions of years despite the changes in the environment, despite the changing climates and despite the ever-changing conditions. Whatever the universe throws at the animal kingdom, never actually seems to get in the way of the evolution and progress that is life. Why is this so. One might brush this off as simple chance or coincidence, but no. This ability to survive and thrive is due to the animals’ possession of the ability to adapt....   [tags: the hammer, the nail, homo sapiens]
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Violence in American Pop Culture - Violence in American Pop Culture Societies are founded upon traditions, morals, and a set of commonly accepted ethnical values. Such customs are important because they set the tone for centuries and decades that follow. In the United States, violence is widely accepted as a central component of American lifestyle and culture. From contemporary gay bashing to explosives and weaponry in video games and movies, violence figures prominently in many aspects of American entertainment and pleasure seeking....   [tags: Essays Papers] 450 words
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Toy Industry: Evolution of Bricks in Pop Culture - The hard edge bricks that fundamentally built the popular toy industry were created by a Danish master carpenter form Denmark. Ole Kirk Kristiansen purchased a workshop in the small town of Billund and began to build houses and furniture. When the Great Depression started becoming an intimidating force to close his workshop permanently, he reached for his real passion creating toys for kids in 1932. The time was even harder in 1934 for Kristiansen, combating the loss of his wife and raising 4 young boys and founding LEGO....   [tags: denmark, lego, playstation]
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Why The Beatles Revolutionized Music and Pop Culture - ... It's them twisting it that ruins it for me." These comments were received in a very negative way unsurprisingly in the United States, some people, companies, and even radio stations protested their music and tour that year; some radio stations even boycott the Beatles and even decided to not play their music on their radio stations. Compared to the US, the UK did not have such a high reaction to it. At that time in the UK the declining state of Christianity was a big topic at that time....   [tags: style, lyrics, message of peace and love]
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The Origins of Pop Art Originated in North America and Great Britain - Within the style of pop art there are heavy doses of irony, parody, and paradoxical imagery of American popular culture. This was powerful tool used to manipulate symbols in main stream society to project a greater meaning to the audience. In terms of the style of pop art, the colors were very vibrant and loud in order to capture the attention of the audience. Mixing the visual elements as well as the symbolic elements creates powerful peace. All these elements from pop art are directly shown in Katie Perry’s music video “Dark Horse”....   [tags: katy perry, pop culture, cleopatra]
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Pop Culture Isn't Cool - Pop Culture Isn't Cool From my point of view, Great pop music is an oxymoron. These days' people look to the media for the answer to everything, including what music to listen to, or in most cases what music to play in the back round. I'm not saying all pop fans are closed minded to the point where they listen to the music genre that is currently trendy in hopes of it helping them position themselves socially. I'm also not denying the fact, people like that are out there. In most cases, I think people listen to pop because for some reason they're not involved in another music scene, so it's all they know exists....   [tags: Papers] 592 words
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Pop Culture and Its Interaction to Nature - It is interesting to think that society today can justify or criticize its action with a piece of literature or movie. Today, humans can be blamed for the maltreatment toward nature, as well as all the issues that have resulted from it. These issues, as a result of treating nature as an object that continuously yields necessities for humans, like water, only causes us to approach nature as a symbol of necessity, rather than an entity whom provides the population of the Earth with stable nutrition and habitat for survival....   [tags: nature, interaction, maltreatment] 713 words
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How Does the Line Between High and Pop Culture Become Blurred? - In this essay I intend to explore what is meant by the terms popular culture and high culture. I will also look at how the relationship between these two terms has become distorted and blurred over time. In order to reinforce what I am saying about popular and high culture I will be using a range of examples from the music industry to show how the line between high culture and popular culture has become ambiguous. I will also call upon the work of John Storey to give my work an academic foundation....   [tags: Culture ]
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Pop Culture Icons - Pop Culture Icons Have you ever looked at pop culture icons and wondered why certain celebrities appear in ads. Especially when the person has no apparent relationship with the product being sold in the ad. It seems like there is some mysterious force that attracts companies to recruit these stars to be in their ads. What most people do not realize is that these ads try to entice younger viewers into looking at them by displaying pop figures who are popular and controversial. These companies look to get any celebrity that is popular and notorious for controversy into their advertisements just so that young people will recognize it....   [tags: Papers] 911 words
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Treatment of Homosexuals in Reality and Pop Culture - The topic of homosexuality elicits many reactions. It is forever played upon in pop culture for it's shock value if nothing else. Some demonize it, holding things like religion as proving, "alternative lifestyles," to be wrong. Some have erotisied homosexuality as in many of Anne Rice's vampire novels. Some laugh at homosexuality or people who are homosexual, calling it, "weird". Some react violently, as in the case of Matthew Shepard. And yet others have gradually turned towards acceptance shown (debatably) in such movies as, " To Wong-Fu Love Julie Newmar" and " In and Out"....   [tags: LGBT Essays]
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Views of American Culture - “Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day” (Rohn1). Viewing pop culture it is common to see people who are being judged. These people are judged and put down in harsh ways, most frequently these stars are doing simple things that the average person would do.Is it so abnormal for a young woman in her twenties to drink. The legal drinking age is twenty-one. Is it so bad that people lose control of things occasionally under stress....   [tags: pop culture, egoism, relativism]
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Pop Culture Argument: Social Networking - My argument against social networking will give people some insight to my point of view in regards to why I feel it is harmful to individuals for several reasons. I will start by saying when these networks were first developed their mission was quite honorable and simple. Social networking was a place for people to just meet and converse in general. We are now living in an age of technology where the information contained on these sites is now being used against us. I am specifically talking about the integrity of the information that these sites currently hold on its’ members....   [tags: Social Networking, Facebook] 1027 words
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Waffle House: Pop Culture Icon - Waffle House: Pop Culture Icon Waffle House remains cemented in pop culture as a place where one can enjoy a meal with friends at any hour. This image of a fun, all night hangout has recently been tarnished by multiple allegations of racism on the part of both customers and employees. Our group feels the best way to combat this negative association between the restaurant and discrimination would be for Waffle House to become positively involved in charities to support historically African American communities....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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How Can New Media Help Enhance the Spread of Local Pop Culture? - New media is more advanced in function nowadays, attracting numerous people to be involved and engaged in the cyberspace. New media is preferred over the traditional one, especially for the internet, which has became the main platform for the delivery of pop culture. According to Osborn (2006), 3.4 million of 8.1 million Austria population and 24 million of 58.8 million United Kingdom population were Internet users, showing that around 40% of citizens are able to be accessed or associated with the Internet....   [tags: communication technology, ]
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Joyce Wieland’s O Canada: An Intersection of Pop Culture, Art, and Identity - The twentieth century has witnessed many transformations in the ways we produce and respond to works of art. It has seen the rise of altogether new media, approaches, and a wealth of new interpretative frameworks. The emergence of manufactured goods, modernism, and a ubiquitous mass culture contribute to the upheaval, in the 1960’s and 70’s, of established art practices and approaches. Pop Art emerges as an important response to, extension of, or parody of what Clement Greenberg called “Ersatz culture” and “kitsch”, which, to paraphrase Greenberg, represent the omnipresent abominations of commercial and replicated art (Greenberg 9)....   [tags: O Canada Essays]
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How Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Has Influenced Pop Culture - Many timeless novels have impacts on our everyday culture, not only as a book, but also through music or movies. Many popular novels have multiple adaptations, which shape how we approach their interpretation, in ways we may never even notice. In some films, humans are depicted as monsters, whether through their actions, or through the thoughts of other beings. In these films we find issues with our own society, and in turn see ourselves as monsters, and look for ways we can change, for the better....   [tags: science fiction, hollywood, I robot]
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The Influence of Rap and Hip-Hop on Music and Pop Culture - Music is one of the most powerful and influential language which to many people in many cultures view as an important part in their way of life. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions which is divided into genres and subgenres. Although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, it sometimes is occasionally controversial and relates to many personal problems. One of the most influential and controversial genres of music is Hip Hop. Rapping, which is often associated with and a primary ingredient of hip hop music, has brought this genre music to the top; attracting and influencing many youth with its sophisticated style....   [tags: rap, hip-hop, youth, problems] 566 words
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Whatcha Talking About Storey? - Within Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture John Storey attempts to cover a lot of ground in a matter of 163 pages. Storey attempts to endow the reader with a better understanding of what contemporary pop culture is while also opening up the reader to the theoretical world from which many of the current stances on pop culture were born from. It’s rather difficult to understand where one is without understanding how one got there and in turn true understanding of current theory cannot come forth without understanding the theories that built the way for current popular theory....   [tags: Pop Culture] 1010 words
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Finding Stress Relief in the Ocean: Literature and Pop Culture - No life is without stressors of physical, biological, and environmental origins. Each stressor has a unique affect on an individual, but most people can handle these affects in moderation. However, when stressors become intense or compound upon each other, they can cripple individuals. To prevent such debilitation, people must find temporary escapes from the pressures they normally face. Among many forms of release, the ocean can act as both a mental and physical barrier. The ocean’s otherworldly qualities can captivate individuals and distract them from their issues, providing a temporary escape from overstressing, which can have extremely negative health effects, and can even lead to the p...   [tags: Stressor, henry wadsworth]
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Andy Warhol - Prince of Twentieth-Century Pop Culture - Andy Warhol - Prince of Twentieth-Century Pop Culture "They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." Andy Warhol, born Andrew Warhola, did, in fact, change times in the second half of the 20th Century. Andy Warhol, the leader of the pop art movement, is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. He helped shape American media and popular culture through artwork based on images taken from pop culture. (http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/95aug/warhol.html) Warhol used commercial silk screening techniques, this enabled him to project identical, mass produced images on canvas....   [tags: American Art History]
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The Disturbing Trend of Virtual Combat in American Pop Culture - The Disturbing Trend of Virtual Combat in American Pop Culture INTRODUCTION A recent trend in video games today is virtual combat. What is the fascination that society seems to have with inflicting pain and how has this begun to effect children today. With the increasing number of news stories regarding out of control children being carted off in handcuffs from school as young as 5 years old, it would seem that something is affecting our youth which causes violent outbursts. Further research on this subject is important because of the disturbing trend of violence within our schools....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Comparing Pop Culture and Old English Literature - There are simply two types of people in this world; good people and bad people. In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, the King of Scotland (well at least at the beginning of the play) whom is King Duncan, would be labeled as a good person. Duncan is viewed as Macbeth’s opposite, since Macbeth’s characteristics are all made to be pointed out as a bad person. The story of Macbeth is all about greed, power, and guilt. Macbeth becomes greedy when he kills Duncan in order to become king and to gain power. Lady Macbeth on the other hand is stricken with guilt at what she has caused her husband to do....   [tags: King Duncan and Justin Bieber]
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The Sociological Aspects Of The Media And Popular Culture - The media influences how people experience social life. Media such as newspaper, television and film, are important sources of information, education and entertainment. It can be used to learn more about the world and the people in it. In this regard it can be said that the media represent, interpret and endorse aspects of social experience (O’Shaughnessy and Stadler, 2005). The media are also implicated in social regulation, or in other terms, the government of society. The media are implicated in government and politics in an obvious way because modern systems of democracy are conducted through the media....   [tags: Media, Pop Culture] 1625 words
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Pop Culture in 1960's and 1990's - Pop Culture in 1960's and 1990's      In comparing the sixties and the nineties, my first thought was how much popular culture has changed since then and how different society is today. The strange thing is, the more I tried to differentiate between them, the more similarities I found. Both the sixties and the nineties were about youth, creativity, free-thinking, and expression. With the nineties coming to a close and the popularity of anything ?retro," I decided to compare the fashions, people, music, and issues that defined pop culture in the 1960?s and its influence on pop culture in the 1990?s....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays] 806 words
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Modern Popular Culture: Katabasis - My example of a katabasis in modern popular culture is from the (2004) Sci-Fi television series Battlestar Galactica, created by David Eick and Ronald D. Moore. The basic premise of the series is that a civilization of humans is nearly, brought to extinction after a surprise attack from a cybernetic race known as the Cylons and subsequently the survivors set out on a voyage to find a fabled lost homeland. I thought this series would be a good example because of all the motifs it borrows from Greek and Roman mythology....   [tags: Pop Culture, Battlestar Galaactica] 1155 words
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Popular Culture's Impact on the Religious Guidelines of Modern Society - Popular culture’s exponential progression has no room for the backwards thinking of any religion. Today’s society justifies what is ethical by its own observations and opinions, without always relying on religious doctrines to decide for them. Seeing this type of lifestyle pressures some people to lead double lives, one to please parents, and one to fit in with what society deems as popular. These double lives result in an identity crisis, in which religious values are obscured, and the line between right and wrong slowly starts to dissipate....   [tags: religion, Pop Culture, Secular] 508 words
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The Definition of Beauty Throughout the Centuries - Dangerous Ideals A woman may ask herself, "what traits are considered beautiful?" Over the years, the most sought after qualities could easily be viewed as long light blonde, ruby red, or midnight black hair, skin as milky as ivory, lips as red as a cherry, a bust as perky as ripe melons, a waist as seamless as an hourglass, hips that are voluptuous and round, all with legs as long as stilts. The flawless image of Jessica Rabbit walking into a smoke filled room containing men who gawk, trip, and even fight their way over each other, just to catch a glimpse of this exotic, beautiful, sensual woman is the epitome of sexuality....   [tags: epitome of beauty, pop culture]
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The Movie Pretty Woman Depicts Women as Commodities - Women As Commodities: Pretty Woman and the Ideology of Pop Culture Representations of Femininity Pretty Woman; the story of the prostitute finally getting her Cinderella happily ever after. Though just as castle doors hide reality, there is a truly problematic message depicted throughout the film. Broadcasting a patriarchal view, the film portrays Vivian as property to be bought, sold, and owned. Vivian embodies the most stereotypical norms of femininity that are internalised in women in our society....   [tags: objects, prostitution, pop culture]
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Left-Brain vs. Right-Brain: Debunked but not Dead - Left-Brain vs. Right-Brain: Debunked but not Dead Over the past few decades popular culture has conditioned us to think that the way we learn depends on our personality and cognitive style. We have been taught that we are all either right-brained or left-brained thinkers, a theory called brain lateralization. The thought comes from the fact that certain functions come from one side of the brain or the other. Thus, if you are a logical thinker then you are left-brained, and if you are the creative type then you are right-brained....   [tags: thinkers, dominant, pop culture]
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Similarities Between The Beatles and Pink Floyd - Pink Floyd and the Beatles had more in common then they’re often credited. Both bands members were raised in the United Kingdom. The original framework for “The Beatles” was conspired by the best friends, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Likewise, “Pink Floyd” was created by best friends Nick Mason and Roger Waters. By the same token, both bands were founded while the members received their education. World War II was a pin point in each of the band members lives, if not directly affecting them, then they were affected through their parents....   [tags: Musicians, English, Pop-Culture] 766 words
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Salons in the 18th Century in France - Today, people associate the word “salon” with a place to get your hair, makeup, or nails done. It is also a place for women to gossip and talk about the latest fashions, music, and other pop culture. When you think about it, modern-day salons actually seem very similar to salons of the 18th century in France. Salons in the 18th century were held for discussions relating to art, fashion, politics, etc. These salons played a fundamental role in the cultural and intellectual development of France. Although salons provided a place for both women and men to congregate for intellectual discourse, women were the center of the life in the salon....   [tags: fashions, music, pop culture] 1333 words
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Symbolism: A Door to New Views - Symbolism is a part of human nature; it has been a form of communication long before the written language. Ideas are conveyed through symbolism. It is frequently used in pop culture today. Many songs and music videos have symbolism in them. The music video for “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus is symbolic for a destructive relationship. Her being stripped to nothing but her skin represents her vulnerability and how love destroyed her; she emotionally becomes ‘stripped and naked’. The wrecking ball represents how she feels....   [tags: pop culture, form of communication] 538 words
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Discrimination Issues Appearing during Halloween - Discrimination Issues Appearing During Halloween From time immemorial, hell was an inspiration for the costumes used during Halloween. In the contemporary society, turning up for Halloween dressed up as a goblin, zombie or ghost is less likely to make a staunch follower of the event to receive sufficient appreciation. Popular culture has succeeded in replacing the underworld in terms of providing influential costumes for the event. The aspect of individuals from different races increasingly dominating pop culture is causing costume lovers to face a number of issues....   [tags: pop culture and uniqueness, ] 994 words
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Cool is the New Drug - As the world moves into an age full of technological nuisances and disconnected relationships, it seems no one could risk the possibility of being considered “uncool”. Whether spending hundreds of dollars on the newest piece of technology that alleviates loneliness or attempting something new in hopes for a temporary escape, it seems nothing will suffice the hunger of universal acceptance. Though most rational people would consider the above examples ridiculous and worthless, rationality no longer finds a home in the 21st century....   [tags: Media Propaganda, Pop Culture]
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Selfie and Self Image - One of the most defining characteristics of American history is the ability to create new and existing trends that come popular in America. Americans define these trends as pop culture. Popular culture can revolve around music, clothing, celebrities, vernacular or slang, and other fixations that become widespread across America. One of the most prominent parts of pop culture today is the language that is spoken. Today’s language is filled with slang terms that are derogative, over used, and narcissistic....   [tags: pop culture, social media]
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The Simpsons Television Show as a Pop Culture Icon - The definition of the "typical" American family has changed considerably over time. Ever since the age of television dawned on American culture, situation comedies have tried to portray the typical American family in an attempt to reach as many viewers as possible. In the 1950's, there was "Leave It to Beaver" which represented a generic view of the American family during its time. There was a father whose responsibility was to financially support the family and be a role model for his children....   [tags: Papers Simpsons TV Essays Papers]
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Christian Metaphors and Movies About War - Religion in Pop Culture Final Essay Platoon, directed by Oliver Stone, and "Saving Private Ryan," directed by Steven Spielberg, are two movies flush with Christian Symbolism. Both films feature scripture, Platoon opens with it, and in Saving Private Ryan, there is a character that often quotes scripture. While there are some similarities between the two movies, like having a Christ Figure, and a conflict between good and evil, there are metaphors that make the films different from one another. Platoon features more complex metaphors, and focuses on a power struggle between two characters that represent good and evil....   [tags: pop culture, religion, symbolism, movies]
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A Rhetorical Analysis of Superman - Since the late 1930s, Superman has been a pop culture icon in American history. As a comic book super hero, Superman has been a “symbol of hope to a struggling nation” (Look Up in the Sky. The Amazing Story of Superman) throughout American history. Based on the criteria identified by Jencks who states, “Not only does a rhetorical object express the values. . . ideologies, hopes, fears, religion, [and] social structure,” (qtd. in Burgchardt 608) Superman is clearly an example of a rhetorical object....   [tags: American history pop culture icons]
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Hip Hop's Effect on American Culture - Hip hop has permeated popular culture in an unprecedented fashion. Because of its crossover appeal, it is a great unifier of diverse populations. Although created by black youth on the streets, hip hop's influence has become well received by a number of different races in this country. A large number of the rap and hip hop audience is non-black. It has gone from the fringes, to the suburbs, and into the corporate boardrooms. Because it has become the fastest growing music genre in the U.S., companies and corporate giants have used its appeal to capitalize on it....   [tags: Rap Music and Pop Culture Essays]
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The History of The Word Bitch - According to the New York Times, The use of the word, “bitch,” tripled in the last decade alone, growing to 1,277 uses on 685 shows in 2007 from 431 uses on 103 prime-time episodes in 1998 (Wyatt, 2009). Several years later, the use of the term has increased tremendously since 2007. Today the term has been found not only in television, but in popular music, literary works, online media, and daily conversations. What will be studied and analyzed in order to find a better understanding of the complexities provided by the term will include every day conversations, especially between women; as well as some popular culture texts that include misogynistic lyrics, specifically in the hip hop and r...   [tags: women, pop culture, masculinity]
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The Male Struggle with Body Image - In today’s society, people tend to focus a lot on females and the problems they have concerning their body image based on popular culture, stereotypes, and other generalizations of how a woman “should look.” What we do not realize however is that males struggle with their body image as much as females do and are often not recognized in their fight to meet the expectations of society. Males struggle with all kinds of eating and body disorders just as females do and the expectations pushed on them by the media, women, and even other guys....   [tags: pop culture, stereotypes] 1618 words
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Film Analysis: Te film Bridesmaids - Bridesmaids: Finding Desire in Humor For as long as there have been jokes, there have been people saying that women can’t tell them. For over a century figures in popular culture have publicly peddled this claim of misconception. In 1884 Richard Grant White, one of the most powerful cultural critics of the 19th century, wrote, “a sense of humor is the rarest qualities in a women”, to Jerry Lewis in 1998 stating he “cannot sit and watch a lady diminish her qualities to the lowest common denominator”, and more recently in 2012 Adam Carolla, arguing, “The Reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks” (Moss)....   [tags: pop culture, feminist perspective]
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A Violent Message in the Art of Popular Culture - A “Violent” Message in the Art of Popular Culture Many people believe that present-day music cause division, tension, and sometimes violence. However, it is acknowledged as art in popular culture. Art in popular culture revolves around action movies, television sitcoms, and provocative song lyrics, which have themes centered on explicit sexuality. Art in popular culture is embodied in music, dance, photography, and other artwork that embraces the ills of the world and acknowledges that they are appealing to the senses of people who live in a not so perfect world....   [tags: Pop Culture Rap Hip Hop Essays] 1670 words
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What the Stamp Act Really Meant - The central thesis of my paper is the Stamp Act and how it was brought about and what it meant to the American Colonies. As well as why it was necessary. February 6th, 1765 George Grenville came forth in Parliament to propose his Stamp Bill. Not knowing that it would forever be a significant part of history. The Act was a tax on every piece of printed paper the colony used. Including, legal documents, licenses, and even playing cards. The tax also had to be paid with British currency. Colonial paper money was not valid....   [tags: Pop Culture, American History]
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The Reasons Behind the World’s Hatred for the US - ... This has led to the conception of the previously mentioned ‘giant faceless corporations’; a three word phrase, that, due to the propagandist actions of the media, is now synonymous with the name ‘America’. These corporations are a direct by-product of this ‘Money Culture’, and definitely its most unsettling one. In the corporate world, only the most ruthless corporations, with their hostile money grabbing policies and intelligently tailored advertisements to promote their revenues; while advancing the cause of consumerism; thrive....   [tags: illegal immigration, pop culture, media content]
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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, located in the Art Institute of Chicago, is one of the most recognizable paintings of the 19th century, a painting made by Frenchman Georges Seurat. Finished in 1886, it has gained much of its recognition over the time of its completion; the pop culture of today has played a pivotal role into the popularity of it. An example of that is being apart in one of the most recognizable scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, where one of the main characters is solely staring at the painting until he can’t even recognize the artwork....   [tags: painting, art, Georges Seurat, pop culture]
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Film Analysis: The Coen Brother's Films - Speculation and analysis of the Coen brothers’ films has often portrayed them as drivers rather than reflectors of pop culture; NPR wrote earlier this year “The Coen brother's sparked a bluegrass revival with taheir 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou. – will they do the same for folk with their latest movie Inside Llewyn Davis?”1 But the posing of this question and the assumption of Inside Llewyn Davis as a top-down culture creator ignores that folk has always maintained a strong presence in American culture, and suggesting that a single film can bring folk ‘back into style’ ignores folk’s ongoing status as a key tenet of American culture and identity; as sociologist Leo Marx writes in his...   [tags: honesty, post nostalgia, american pop culture]
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The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West - The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West Kanye Omari West, an icon of hip-hop, pop culture, fashion and music in general. Kanye Omari West, a person belittled against and a person subjected to a life of racism and hate. Born on June 8th, 1977, Donda West, West’s mother, always knew he was destined for greatness, but did she know her son would turn out to be the Kanye West, a man lacking the respect he deserves for transforming a big part of the music we listen to on this very day. West came onto the scene in the late nineties but didn’t release The College Dropout until 2004, an album that took everybody by surprise....   [tags: Hip Hop Icon, Pop Culture, Fashion, Music]
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Twilight Merchandise - In 2005 a new phenomenon was born. Stephenie Meyer’s The Twilight Saga has given the world something new to obsess about this decade. Critics have even called Meyer the new J.K. Rowling, the author of the renowned Harry Potter series. Fans all around the world are now screaming the names of Edward Cullen, Jacob Black and Isabella ‘Bella’ Swan. It’s the classic Romeo and Juliet tale of forbidden love except with a gothic twist. Told from the perspective of Bella Swan a 17 year-old who just moved to Forks, Washington, The Twilight Saga is about the romance between Bella and her vampire sweetheart, Edward Cullen that is continuously sabotaged by sadistic and revengeful vampires, an old supercil...   [tags: Pop Culture]
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The Columbine Influence: How a School Shooting Affected a Nation - ... School policies In May 2001, The Report of Governor Bill Owens’ Columbine Review Commission was released. On January 28, 2000, the governor of Colorado at the time, Bill Owens, signed an executive order to create the Columbine Review Commission “to conduct an independent review of the tragedy.” With William E. Erickson, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, chairing the commission, volunteer members spent over a year conducting public hearings and looking over documents. Volunteer members of the Commission included a retired chief of police for the Pueblo Police Department, a retired FBI agent, and the District Attorney for Denver County, among others....   [tags: gun control, pop culture, school policies]
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Hidden Inside High Fantasy Fiction - Religion has spread throughout the world playing many important roles in people’s lives. Christianity is about of one of the dominant religions that has influence ideas, traditions, morals and values. However, the spread of Christianity has also become an influence in sports, television, news, movies, music, art, books and other aspects of popular culture. The popularity and importance of this religion have even inspired the world of fantasy fiction. Three of the New York Times Best Sellers are influence by Christianity....   [tags: religion, christianity, harry potter, pop culture]
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Controversial Kanye West - ... It is after all of this that the hook of the song begins, a Shirley Bassey sings that lines “Diamonds are forever. They won't leave in the night, I've no fear that they might desert me” while West walks around a wealthy-looking European city, the children crowd around each other in the dark and dusty mines in which they work. From the point of view of the children, these diamonds are the only thing that is there lives and the only reason why they are living today. It is often said that diamonds are a girls best friend, however for these children it seems like diamonds are their only friends because they have lost everything else to the rebels; their families, their childhood and innocenc...   [tags: pop culture, rapper, musician, artist]
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Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus is a cultural icon. Since the time she was fourteen the media has been scrutinizing every move she makes. From whom she is dating, to what roles she chooses and what she says. But nothing is scrutinized more than her performances; most specifically Miley’s performance at the MTV VMA’s. Miley preformed her song We Can’t Stop and along with Robin Thicke preformed his song Blurred Lines. This performance led to a huge backlash in the media. Every major new station covered it....   [tags: Pop Culture, Negative Media]
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Asian Stereotypes in the Media - “Family Guy” and its Asian Stereotypes “Family Guy” is well known to be a cartoon of disgrace and ill-mannered portrayals of real life events. Asian Stereotype was no exception portrayals in “Family Guy”. In many of the Asian stereotypical scenes in “Family Guy”, one of the episodes shows a scene about an Asian woman driver causing wreckage on the freeway as she exits out of the freeway itself. The following is a dialogue of the scene: ASIAN FEMALE DRIVER. How much signals do I need to cut across a lane....   [tags: Family Guy, Television, Cartoon, Pop Culture]
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Communication Icons: Emoticons - Since 1982, emoticons and smileys have gone from an adorable glyph to convey human emotions to a communication icon. Whether you are adept in using text emoticons and smileys or use computer generated emotion icons, these characters are a communication tool beloved by this technologically based society. Virtually every country has its own set of descriptive emotion icons. Whether Mexican or Japanese, there are hundreds of delightful characters to express emotion and enhance the electronic written word....   [tags: human emotions, graphical image, pop culture] 1105 words
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