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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, ]

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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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Korean And Korean Pop Culture

- ... It not difficult to say since then, Korean’s special culture has got involved in china, and they already started a connection. Hallyu was spread in various ways like, news, radio, magazine, TV and internet. In 1997, “Star in My Heart;” In 1998, H.O.T(High-five of Teenager) concert; In 2003, “Autumn in My Heart” and “Winter Sonata;” In 2005, “Dae Jang Geum;” In 2012 “Gangnam Style;” And two years ago “My Love from the Star” spread around the world. Those TV dramas and pop music are becoming milestone spread Korean culture....   [tags: Korean wave, K-pop, Korea, Korean drama]

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Popular Culture And Pop Culture

- Pop Culture Popular culture or pop culture means different things to different people. The term is versatile (Delaney 2016). Popularity, the condition of being liked, admired, or supported, is no less fluid because of the ways in which individuals in different places and at different times find particular ideas or people appealing. However, by considering how and why people respond to icons of popular culture, we can deduce various things about how culture functions more broadly and how culture relates to other aspects of society, such as political, social, and even economic forces....   [tags: Culture, Popular culture, High culture]

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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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Literary Devices On Pop Culture

- Literary devices play a vital role in Wicker’s poems “Ars Poetica in the Mode of J-Live” and “The Chronic” by uniting two poems together through the critique of pop culture, which would under other circumstances, have little to nothing in common. The reader can use literary devices as a means of representing the critique on pop culture to infer that Anna is a mild character by reason of the poem referencing birds while the mother is intense talking about smoking from a bong. Both poems raise the question of literary devices being useful in critiquing pop culture and creating similarities that bring them together....   [tags: Popular culture, Culture, High culture, Poetry]

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Contemporary Aspects Of Pop Culture

- Our society today is extremely different than it was a hundred years ago. People don’t just dress differently; they act differently and see things from new perspectives. Life will never go back to the way it used to be. But how did our culture change so much. What happened in our past that brought society to this point. The answer lies in the 1960s. Various aspects in pop culture during this time period caused American society to become what it is today. The definition of pop culture is a combination of books, music, and other daily activities that make up the identity of a society....   [tags: Culture, Popular culture, 1960s, Subculture]

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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]

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Pop Culture And Its Influence On Society

- ... It took a couple years for me to actually get my phone but when I did it gave me many opportunities to stay connected online and through text. Nowadays not only has technology improved but we have quick access to what’s “in” or what’s “hot” because of the 4G Internet. Not only do we have the internet, but the advancement in smart phones grew tremendously. Now it is even easier to gain access what is going on in our world. I started getting into social media when I was a freshmen in high school....   [tags: Popular culture, Culture, High culture]

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Pop Culture Has A Lasting Effect

- ... 6) Rock and roll music helped to re-shape music and influence the fashion of youth and satisfied the appetites of youth and adults who didn’t fit in. Between the 1970s and 1990s punk and disco came into play. This also helped to satisfy the appetite of those who were ready to make fun of old ways through satire. Danesi says, “punk was parody culture; confronting the hypocrisy of traditional moralism and the commercialism of society” (Danesi 14). With the help of punk music people were able to move past the conservative view from before....   [tags: Popular culture, Culture, High culture]

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Pop Culture : The Culture Of People

- ... Experts say that exposure to violent media is associated with intense emotional response of fear and anxiety among youths, it can also lead to increased verbal or physical abuse, along with desensitization to violent images. Experts also added that at least 10 percent of real life crimes could be attributed to media violence. This was starting to become an epidemic, so much so that in 2007 the Federal Communication Commissions wanted to restrict violent programing to the late evening hours. Then during 1992 and onward crime rates started to decline with violent media still present, even rising....   [tags: Violence, Sociology, Television]

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Is Pop Culture Always Good For You?

- ... As much as I personally strive to be kind to people of all races, religion, backgrounds, etc, I am just as guilty as the next when it comes to being uninformed about others beliefs. Self-improvement comes in all forms, even learning right from wrong through an annoying talking dog. Should parents really worry more about what their adolescent children learn from a sitcom than that of verbal abuse heard during a presidential election. Granted, “sometimes the creators (Seth MacFarlane) do seem to cross…the line of indecency” (308), however, it is also the sheer responsibility of the viewer to interpret and establish their own level of entertainment....   [tags: Popular culture, Culture, Family Guy]

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Social Media Influences On Pop Culture

- Popular culture embodies the beliefs, ideas, perspectives, attitudes, and images of various cultures. Popular culture is heavily influenced by mass media, key celebrity figures, movies and related entertainment, as well as sports and news. However, in the past decade, the Internet and social media has come to be a significant influence on pop culture. Social Media influences what music we listen to. In the past people used to listen to songs that had meaning behind them, and it was because they personally enjoyed the music....   [tags: Popular culture, Culture, Cooking, Internet]

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Pop Culture And Its Influence On Society

- We have seen culture changes during the course of many centuries. These decades has left us memories of what was important to our society during this time. In some cases, we are still living by these same standards of past centuries and the results of these beliefs is the reflection of the people of this twenty century. The coauthors of Common Culture Reading and Writing About Popular Culture Michael Petracca and Madeleine Sorapure on their Seventh Edition says, “pop culture is the shared knowledge and practices of a specific group at a specific time....   [tags: Marketing, Psychology, Culture, Female]

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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]

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Pop Culture And The Internet Revolution

- ... To build purposefully striking structures in areas of such living decay was to do just the opposite, force the people into profuse desire and jealously. Provoking ideas that if they were to follow such a doctrine they will see the same rewards. Fashion was becoming an item of lust; covet we did and covet we do. Jean-Noël Kapferer’s book ‘Kapferer on Luxury’ examines this phenomena. One such discovery was “Consumers do not desire the product or brand per se, but rather the desire of another person.” Religion like fashion is a brand identity and similar to Nike’s use of the sporting celebrity, form a two-step flow of information transference....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Opinion leadership, God]

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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]

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Pop Culture And Individual Identity

- Does what you like define your individual identity. To begin with, the definition of identity is the state of being oneself and no one else (Merriam-Webster). Your identity is what distinguishes you from other people. It is what makes you unique and extraordinary. Without a sense of identity, it would be quite difficult to tell people apart. Although everyone may start off with the same, blank canvas, as we age, we all go through experiences and changes that help contribute to each and every one of our personal identities....   [tags: Person, Individual, Definition, Science fiction]

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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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Social Media And Pop Culture

- ... During the video the mother is crying, she is angry, she is disgusted, she is shocked after the discovery. These are the emotions usually associated with coming out to your family. It is rare that parents accept you happily. Being openly gay will bring sorrow to you parents. Therefore, it is difficult for many to come out because no child wants to be a disappointment to the family. On the other hand, the couple is confused and at times runs away from the mother because they are not sure why she is go angry....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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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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Pop Culture : A Reflection Of Social Change

- Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change” (John Podhoretz). It encompasses the advertisements we see on T.V, the clothes we wear, the music we listen too, and it’s the reason Leonardo DiCaprio has not won an Oscar yet. It defines and dictates the desires and fears of the mainstream members of society; and it is so ingrained into our lives that it has become as natural as breathing. Moreover, adults never even bat an eyelash at all the pop culture and advertising that surrounds them since it has become just another part of everyday life....   [tags: Violence, Sociology, Television]

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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]

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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

- Human trafficking has been one of the most talked about subjects for years. Human trafficking is the act of kidnapping, transporting or harboring an individual by use of force or intimidation for exploitation purposes. Prostitution, sweatshop working and even construction are all forms of exploitation. Due to new technology human trafficking has increased making it easy for the traffickers by allowing unidentifiable information available. Human trafficking goes back to the United States History....   [tags: kidnapping, transporting, intimidation]

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The World Revolutionized The Pop Culture Era

- An author from the Centers for Disease Control says, “15 people are killed each day in the United States in crashes linked to distracted driving” (Naumann). These deaths that could have been prevented are usually caused by cell phones, a device that is in the hands of 90 percent of the American population. Families have been torn apart; friends are unable to meet up again to talk because of a global public health problem of distracted drivers texting and driving. The cell phone is common in a modern teen’s life, and has been the death of most teachers due to teens being hypnotized by the light of a cell phone screen....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging]

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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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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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Zombies : The Hottest Paranormal Pop Culture

- ... Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face, not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior” (Drezner 837). Fear of all of these things is just like the fear of the takeover by zombies. People will go out and buy guns, safe homes, whatever they think it will take to keep them and their families safe from the zombies. Infectious diseases come and go all throughout history. Ebola, swine flu, are just a few to name. The difference between these diseases and the bite of a zombie is that you do not transform into a new life....   [tags: Night of the Living Dead]

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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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Does Pop Culture Teach Immoral Values?

- Does Pop Culture Teach Immoral Values. (sidebar) Citation: "Does Pop Culture Teach Immoral Values. (sidebar)." Issues and Controversies, 12 Mar. 1999. FACTS.com. Facts On File News Services. [Name of school or library], [location], [state]. 7 Dec. 2004 . Although social conservatives have traditionally been the harshest critics of popular culture, people from across the political spectrum in recent years have taken aim at the morals and values that they see depicted in music, television, movies and video games....   [tags: Television, Television program, Morality, Culture]

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Comparing The North American Pop Culture

- ... Through part two, the audience gets an idea as to how a battered relationship can resurface in our current society. With the second part, we see that Katniss is feeling a fatuous love for Peeta. This is the case because she still feels a sense of desire and commitment toward him, but has lost the ability to have faith in him. On the other hand, the spectator realizes that Peeta has no component of this triangle anymore. In fact, he shows no signs of connection, arousal, or commitment toward his relationship with her....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Romance]

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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 Culture 's Mythology Theory

- Pop culture’s mythology theory is used in many forms of media today, from The Legend of Zelda in video games to “Harry Potter in books. One example of usage of the mythology theory is the 1996 movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou. directed by Joel Coen. This movie is based off Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey.” There are many similarities between the two, yet at the same time, there are many differences. “The Odyssey” is an epic written by Homer between 750 and 650 B.C. It is the tale of the main hero’s, Odysseus’s, journey home to Ithaca from Troy....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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Why I Chose Pop Culture

- ... Reflecting on my experiences as a writer and how I have changed or improved from 101 to 102 I had a realization. The reason I had been struggling so much was due to my lack of interest in my topics I was continually choosing. I started to think back to the paper that I am the proudest of. Last semester, in Writing 101, I wrote my argument essay on Type 1 Diabetes care with children in schools. This paper would probably have to be my most favorite paper that I have written as a freshman in college....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Better, Research]

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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]

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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]

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Oprah 's Influence On The World Of Pop Culture

- ... Fast forward to January 1984, she was hosting the small declining talk show “AM Chicago”, soon to soar into the famous “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. Oprah turned her life around, and influences millions to follow in her footsteps. According to the official Oprah website Oprah.com it stated “The struggle of my life created empathy-I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.” Oprah wants the best for everyone, and her personal life is a crucial part of her success in helping her millions that watch the show....   [tags: Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show]

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The Marketing Of Depression : Japan 's Growing Pop Culture

- ... However, these responses are merely chosen from a predetermined databank. Therefore, the love felt by the human and machine cannot be considered real love. “Love, as you’ll see, is not lasting” (Fredrickson 108), it must be renewed to further the continuation of relationships, and thus, emotionless AIs cannot make strides towards the betterment of their relationship with a human being. This oversteps the ethical boundaries regarding love because technology is essentially consuming the love lives of others....   [tags: Psychology, Love, Emotion, Sapience]

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Modern Pop Culture : The State Of Being Poor

- Modern pop culture confuses the state of being poor with the idea of not being able to afford material possessions. Society places emphasis on obtaining and owning items that are not required for one to live and be protected. Necessities which once were thought of as shelter have now evolved into elaborate homes that could be used to house multiple family, but actually house one individual. True necessities include, but are not limited to money, goods, food, and a means of support. In 1963, the United States Census Bureau determined poverty and an individual’s level of poverty by comparing pre-tax cash income to the threshold set at three times the cost of the minimum food diet....   [tags: Poverty, Poverty in the United States]

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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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Psy 320 Pop Culture Case Study

- PSY 320 Pop Culture Case Study Paper Character Summary: The child character I’ve chosen for this case study is a very popular one from the 90’s sitcom, “Family Matters”: Steve Urkel. The reason why I’ve chose this character is because Urkel has a lot to look at in terms of psychological issues, particularly when considered from the point of view of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Who is Urkel. What can be said about their development. Well, in the basic plot of family matters, Urkel is a socially awkward adolescent boy who befriends the family living next door....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Abraham Maslow]

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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]

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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 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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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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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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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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Domestic Violence And Its Effects On America 's Pop Culture

- ... This is effect can be seen in countries that is prone to violence, drugs, and lawlessness. Some of the most abusive countries are either war torn or desperately poor. The list includes poverty stricken countries such as Chad, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Somalia, and Pakistan. It also includes war torn countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and Mali. War and domestic violence are directly correlates to each other. Even in the United States of America the correlation between war and domestic violence can be seen....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Understanding The Pop Culture Media Play By Writer Ayad Akhtar

- Miscommunication. Trust issues. Beliefs. Language Barriers. Culture. Society. All of the terms mentioned before you in some way affect how a person communicates with the world that surrounds them. In life, we as humans pick up and transmit the ways in which responses are given to us and others as we witness them in adolescence into adulthood. Conflict communication is a bridge that undergoes finding resolutions to various barriers in society that can create interpersonal conflicts. This paper will analyze the pop culture media play, Disgraced, by writer Ayad Akhtar, who in so many ways displays the conflict that can penetrate various relationships between friends, family, and spouses when c...   [tags: Family, Communication, Interpersonal relationship]

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Analysis Of Educational Narratives From Literature, Pop Culture And Media

- Analysis of Educational Narratives Found In Literature, Pop. Culture and Media “Teacher quality is one of the most significant factors related to student achievement. In the U.S., 14% of new teachers resign by the end of their first year, 33% leave within their first 3 years, and almost 50% leave by their 5th year.” This statistic reinforces a very valid point that has been discussed the length of this semester in education class. It has often been brought up how the quality of a teacher or mentor affects students, and impacts how they learn....   [tags: Dead Poets Society, Education, Teacher]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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