Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pop culturestudyintroa
Popular Culture• What is it?• Is it important?• What Does it Say About Us?
Pop Culture: What is it?• Populous Culture=• = the people • shared attitudes, beliefs, values and traditions.
Pop Culture: What is it?It is:• our everyday interactions, needs and desires Convention +• our everyday life Invention• the likes and dislikes of millions of consumers
Forms of Pop Culture– Music– Television– Sports– Toys– Comic Books– Film– Advertising– Fashion– Magazines– Cyber culture
4 Elements• Objects• People• Places• Events
High and LowHigh Culture Pop Culture• Fine Art • Tattoos• Theatre • Break dance• Classical Music • Rap • Superficial • Consumerist • Sensationalist • Corrupted
TimePop Culture – is constantly changing – is not fixed in time – bridges generations, decades
Why study Pop Culture? History• Attractive + relevant• To understand culture • Since 1967• Influence and impact on • Liberal arts individuals, on • Cultural Studies families, on institutions • Bollywood, dumpster• More than facts + trivia diving, LOL• YOU are a participant in pop culture• because
The Mirror of Pop Culture Issues – Ethnicity – Gender – Sexuality – Cultural Imperialism – Censorship – Race – Violence
How to study Pop Culture• Content • Effect• Production Analysis• Historical Analysis • Consumerism • Gender• Content Analysis • Racial Attitudes• Sociologists= count • Violence • Identity• Textual Analysis• Text= anything you study•• Figure out the meaning• Surface meaning• Deeper meaning