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what is culture?
the commumeration of the artifacts that a particular group of people share - a way of life
what are the levels of culture?
low: lady gag, snuggie
mid: new york times
high: bach, chanel
how do people resist cultural change?
prohibition: the nobel experiement (of alcohol)
censorship: movie ratings
violence: civil rights movement
what is pop culture?
coming together of high and low culture and all that lies btwn. "youth culure"
what elements make up pop culture?
spectacle: entertainment (vaudeville)
collage: "patchwork" combing different cultural elements (pastiche)
nostalgia: apart of you - ability to connect with us emotionally
what distinguishes pop culture from other forms of culture?
pop culture is directed towards the masses, culture is consistent - it's a moving line
what is postmodernism?
- no absolutes (socail constructs)
- uncertainity (skepticism)
- the problematization of objective truth inherent suspicion towards global cultural narrative
what role does race/ethnicity play with pop culture?
significant portion of pop culture is appropriated from racial/ethnic minorities
ex: the charleston - black culture orginally, vaudeville - jewish culture orginally
bull's eye
sender>message>reciever
- aimed to identify the main componets of telecommunications systems and describe in precise terms how they functioned in the transmission and reception of info.
SMCR
same as bull's eye but you add encoder, decoder, and channel
feminism
construct to that was subservient to the desires of the male psyche, a male plot to maintain control of women's minds/bodies
post-feminism
using sexuality as a source of power
marxist
highly pessismistic about possibility of genuine culture under modern capitalism, condemning most forms of popular culture as modes of propganda used to disguise social inequalities
HNT (hypodermic needle theory)
media is directly capable of swaying minds
selective perception theory
people tend to come up with interpretations that are consistent with the values of the social class or group to which they belong
functionalist theory (cultivation theory)
media cultivates the staus quo
uses and gratification theory
media does nothing to people, people use the media for their own purposes and gratification
semiotics
opposition, mythology, representation