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    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 the healing benefits to primitive symbols depicting a story or to simply add a unique detail to ones skin. “A tattoo is more then a painting on skin; its meaning and reverberations cannot be…

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    Essay On Pop Culture

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    An important thing to know is what pop culture is. According to the dictionary, pop culture is “cultural activities or commercial products reflecting, suited to, or aimed at the tastes of the general masses of people”. It varies from film to music to television to books. Things like sports, theater, politics, slang and clothes were also parts of pop culture. Although the term “Pop Culture” was officially used often, that’s what we call it back then. Pop Culture was the beginning of trends in…

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    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 every negative in this new…

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    devices. These stances on modern technology constitute controversies of its effect on human intellect. In Everything Bad is Good for You, Steven Johnson discusses how popular culture has a positive effect on society by making people smarter. Johnson theorizes that, along with former pastimes such as reading, modern technology and popular media, specifically games, television, the internet and film, can increase cognitive activity and overall intelligence due to what he calls the “Sleeper Curve.”…

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    Devaluing Popular Culture

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    When acknowledging one's job, popular culture forms an instant opinion and reaction, either valuing or devaluing whatever job that is being recognized. Culture devalues jobs that can be achieved by the type people that do not have any sort of degree, or high academic value. Lower jobs are arguably looked down upon and pursuing an education is more valued. No little kid says, “I want to be a plumber when I grow up!” It’s not a secret that being a plumber and being a doctor are two very separate…

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    Since the terrorist attack of 9/11, the United States has gone through numerous changes within its government and the American society. After the attacks, citizens began to question the state of national security and their safety in the United States. On October 26, 2001, Congress passed the Patriot Act enabling law enforcement to use surveillance and conduct searches without an official warrant to help crack down on terrorism on the United States soil (CITATION). The Department of Homeland…

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    1950s Popular Culture

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    Along with visual culture there co-existed the autiditory culture propagated by music and radio. Theatre and performance styles developed slowly in the 1950s but did not flourished until late in the decade. The sudden growth of the music industry can be attributed to the changing consumer tastes and an expanding market for records and live events. The record industry had a setback during the war time because of production restriction but the case suddenly improved just one year and after the…

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    Hookup Popular Culture

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    The way sexuality is demonstrated on popular culture over the time shows the prevalence of a sexual hookup culture among young adults. Is common topic of novels, plots of movies and television series, also numerous songs lyrics all prove a liberal sexuality among consumers. Today uncommitted sexual encounters or “Hookups¨, are becoming gradually more impressed in popular culture, replicating both evolved sexual tendencies and altering social and sexual scripts. This encounters may involve a…

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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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    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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