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    The 1950s Popular Culture

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    The 1950s was a frantic decade during American history, WW2 just finished, the baby boomer generation just commenced, paranoia of the Communist conquer was rampant and racism was at its high especially in the southern parts of the US. Popular Culture or otherwise known as Pop Culture started during the 1950s in America. It brought to light other perspective and views of society that were considered radical and degenerate. Popular Culture had many branches such as fashion, music and film where these ‘radical’ and ‘degenerate’ ideas were portrayed. Movie stars such as James Dean and Marlon Brando paved the way for many teenagers growing up during that period of time. The movie craze of teen rebellion introduced rock-n-roll and juvenile delinquency…

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    Popular Music Influence

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    The trend in popular music is to glamorize drugs and alcohol. This music encourages young adolescents to “have fun” while minimizing the risk and dangers of the substance. Through music, deviant behaviors magnify the illusion of a carefree, unfettered life. Popular music encourages recreational drug use among adolescents by removing barriers for illicit drug use and endangering the lives of those who take part in the drug fueled culture. Music is present almost anywhere and easily accessible…

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    Popular Culture In America

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    A Moments to Myself Have you ever think about why popular culture affect us? Popular culture is what we consume in our lives and the decision in what we make. American popular culture have a positive influence on society. We are influenced by our popular culture because of the way we socialize with the social media, television, music, and magazines. Popular culture have shaped us in many ways, such as, the way we dress, do things, and connect ourselves with all of these social medias. Pop…

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    “terrorism, ethnic conflict, nuclear proliferation, and the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Specifically, the zombie metaphor creates an intellectual space unencumbered by preexisting political biases” (3). As a fictional construct in film and literature, any political assumptions on acceptable foreign policy strategies against a zombie outbreak… In popular culture, zombies are used to create a fictional lens in order to see the real problems of world. In Max Brooks’s novel World War Z, one is able to…

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    Popular Culture Analysis

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    necessity. The key to the thoughts of this generation hide inside the simplest things, entertainment. Popular culture refers to mediums of entertainment that are widely accepted and accessed while society’s values refers to the collective ideas and thought processes in one society at one time. Popular culture projects a perfect reflection of society 's values, forging this reflection through a two-fold method. It alters the social values of the society it interacts with and society 's values…

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    Value Of Popular Culture

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    To study popular culture is to challenge the assumption that high culture carries worth, and low culture is the binary opposite therefore lacking in value. Popular culture, is the everyday ordinariness of life (Williams 1958: 93) and saturates everyday life. Popular culture is so widespread that its presence cannot be ignored within an academic study of humanities. The dilemmas surrounding popular culture originate from definition: in defining it with recognition to its historical subjugation to…

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    Popular Culture Assignment

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    Popular Culture Final Assignment A. Questions and Answers 1. What is meant by high culture, low culture, and folk culture? Explain and give some example! Answer: According to Rob Kroes (1996) in the book entitled If You’ve Seen One, You’ve Seen the Mall, Europeans has the metaphors that the use to visualize America and one of those metaphors ‘represents it as a country of leveling, erosion, and shallowness’. Kroes also mentions how ‘Europeans tend to pride themselves on a firm sense of…

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    you are anything like most people in life, you've been there and done that, and don't care to do it again. Why be lonely when you can be happy? Just like overcooked vegetables, a second helping of loneliness is nothing to be desired. In fact, it falls short of being tolerable, and sometimes leave us on the edge. So the question isn’t that we get lonely, but why we do. Let's look through a few lenses to understand the why behind this feeling so many of us put forth an effort to avoid. Lens one:…

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    Women In Popular Culture

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    Women spend their whole lives trying to find who they are and who they want to be; they build on their self-confidence, beauty and intelligence. People find it extremely easy to define women in popular culture by identifying them by race, ethnicity, class and their sexual orientation. On social media women actions are misperceived and judges frequently. When society is viewing women they also portray them by their images they display on social media. Women are attacked more on social media than…

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    Satan In Popular Culture

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    Satan represents everything God is not. He is evil, murderous, a liar, and a tempter. He is one of the biggest influences in the bible, manipulating people to choose sin. However, his character is never fully revealed, leaving a lot of questions unanswered. Popular culture has come to answer these questions by creating satanic figures for contemporary audiences. In this essay I will mainly be using a ‘world in, and in front of the text’ approach to analyse how Satan’s appearance and attributes…

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