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    Japanese Popular Culture Japanese culture, particularly traditional Japanese culture has plenty of roots in traditional Chinese culture. However, Japanese culture is rich and diverse, dating back to 10,000 BC when the Jomon people first settled in Japan. It is widely known for its traditional arts and its contemporary pop culture. Nowadays in Japan it is still possible to notice kimono-clad women shuffling down the street with umbrellas overhead and oversized sumo wrestlers battling competitors out of the ring. Moreover, a sophisticated cuisine, unique social customs and refined performing and visual arts also contribute to a culture which has become attractive and sometimes fashionable for plenty of foreigners. Therefore, this essay will discuss…

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    The fact of reality is that teenagers create the pop culture within each generation. With a new era of children, it brings forth new stories, fashion statements, ideas, and entertainment that was never heard before. Unique. Simple. It creates an undeniable growth as a humanity as we continuously make social and political change, learning from those before us. In comparison, the Great Generation is much different from Millennials, their history being different. Those who grow up within the era…

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    1) The relationship between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat has been an ever-changing alliance since the dawn of capitalism. With the new methods of communication erupting over the course of time, the ability to control the masses has become significantly easier. In modern society today, pop culture has figuratively become the main source to how people choose to live their lives. From musicians to socialites and actors, the public turns to the hottest figures in media to understand the…

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    materialistic mindset that has grown from the cute movement. The childish mindset valued by kawaii naturally promotes the desires that children have for material things, for example toys, over less tangible but potentially more gratifying things like experiences and relationships. This makes those involved in a kawaii mindset vulnerable to impulse buys, something that companies have realized with the multitude of consumer goods produced to target the cute aesthetic so enjoyed by Japanese youth.…

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    According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary a tattoo is defined as “an indelible mark or figure fixed upon the body by insertion of pigment under the skin or by production of scars.” Tattooing and body modification has been practice dating back to Eurasian Neolithic farmers in 4000 BC, thought to be a healing remedy based on the particular placement on the arms, legs and throughout the body consisting of various dots and lines. In today’s culture, the idea of getting a tattoo has shifted from…

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    There are many positives and negatives that come with the progress and changes in the world. Some may argue for or against the changes in wireless media or how popular social media has become. There is no doubt that these things have influenced nearly every aspect of our lives and has changed how we do things day to day. I will not argue that these developments in technology and their impact on our culture have not changed how we think, because it definitely has. I feel there is a positive for…

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    Why do writers choose paranormal power as their topic instead of other more daily stuffs? As Kripal mentioned in his article, the mystical movement is in late 1962, and the mutant mythology is in 1963. A great amount of classic books and great writers appeared at that time. I believe that in that inevitable trend, more writers tried to do some experiments in the fiction and mystery book field, just like what is happening right now. “Authors and artists of popular culture commonly report similar…

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    Popular culture takes many forms such as literature, movies, novelties, clothing and fads, and live entertainment. American popular culture has changed over time along with its representation of animals. Animals have been depicted as threats, victims, national symbols, celebrities and companions. Their depictions are dependent on time, place, and historical context. The whale is a prompt example of how the representation of animals may change over time, history and location. In the 19th century,…

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    Throughout history there has always been a defining pop-culture moment or moments. Billy Joel’s song and video “We Didn’t Start the Fire” encapsulates the events starting at the end of the 1940’s through the 1980’s. The chorus, “We didn’t start the fire. It was always burning since the world’s been turning. We didn’t start the fire. No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it.” (Joel) sets the premise of the video. The lyrics in the song are rapid fire historical moments while the video…

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    Andy Warhol Pop Art

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    Pop Art is a popular art movement that came from Britain in the mid 1950’s. It later came to the United States around the same time period. A lot of artists moved up into the pop art stage. For example Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton were artists from Britain. United States pop artists were Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Pop art was often used back then in newspapers and magazines and advertising. This created a challenge to artists who used traditions of fine art because Pop art…

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