Mass Mediated Culture | 1900s print and electronic media | High Culture | Classical music, fine arts, literature, philosophy, cuisine | Intertextuality | The way texts refer to other texts | Anthropological | Customs of a social group | Text/ Artifact | Anything considered to be a subject for analysis | Folk culture/ Mass Culture | Music, dance, storytelling, crafts, clothing, carnival | Pop culture | Human-made items, consumed and accepted by large numbers of people in society. Popular= of the people. Culture= refinement and intellect. Blends: High, folk/ mass, mass mediated. Came with the invention of teenagers, rise of America, rise of mass media. | Three degrees of pop culture | Elite (The Country Club). Mid (The 'Burbs). Low (The Trailer Park). | Counter culture | Opposes or defies the dominant culture | Subculture | Outside the core of the dominant group | Symbolism | Sign that stands for something else in a story. Intensity, Prominence, Repetition. | Hegemony | Dominant power structures in society: control over interest, preference, tastes, ways of conducting the tasks of everyday life. American hegemony = white, male, straight, middle-aged (35-55), able-bodied, Protestant(Christian), wealthy, educated. Pop culture: text contained/ constrained by hegemony | Ideology | Set of ideas set forth by the ruling class. No "outside" of ideology. | Culture | Systems of values, attitudes, beliefs, and traditions shared by a group of people. | Mass Media | One of the means or channels of mass communication (print, electronic, photo) | Mass Communication | Communication generated through the media designed to reach large audiences to infort, entertain, persuade | Communication | Exchange of ideas, information | Semiotics | Study of signs | Uses and Gratifications theory | People chose media that meets their needs and interest. Surveillance= finding info; watching. Socialization= fitting in, how to look and behave. Diversion= stimulation, relaxation, release | Powerful effects | Media has immediate, direct influence | Minimalist effect | Media has little or only indirect effect | Cumulative effect | Media has gradual but profound effect | Debilitating effects | Screen violence leads people to believe the world is more dangerous than it really is | Macro | Media affecting institutions (schools, governments) rather than just individuals | Behavioral | Media can trigger actions | Physiological | Media can influence our bodily systems | Emotional | Media makes us feel things | Attitudinal | Media can create and shape our opinions, beliefs, and values | Cognitive | Media plants ideas and information in our mind | Cable TV | Arrived in 1970s. Broadcast networks distribute programming to cable company and the cable company distrubutes content and cable sends to house. Narrowcast to specific audience deliver audience to advertisers | TV | Invented by Philo T. Farnsworth. Network to satellite to station to household network and local/ station produced. Broadcast to broadest crowd possible deliver audience to advertisers. FOX, ABC, NBC, CW, CBS. 1,300 stations. | 1925 | First live demonstation of TV | 1939 | Televison "premiers" at NY's World Fair | 1940s | Government freezes television | 1950s | Golden age of TV | Radio Act of 1912 | Licensed individuals, chaos | Radio Act of 1927 | Federal Radio Commission. Now radio stations have specific place on dial and broadcast in "public interest" | 1930s | Golden Age of Radio; Amos and Andy | 1934 | Communications Act of 1934; creates FCC | The FCC | Federal Communication Commission; jurisdiction over any form of communication over air of wire. Reactive; relies on public complaints. Does not censor; fines companies into compliance-media industries regulate themselves | Agenda Setters | Influential people who set public opinion | Score Keepers | Media trackers, surveyors, and researchers | Regulators | Non-media…
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, movies, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It can be interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them. Pop art is aimed to employ images of popular as opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of…
Pop Culture Influences
If the price of a million dollar smile and body would cost you a million bruise and scars, would you be willing to pay? If you were propositioned with an opportunity that promised you fame, would you subject yourself to public humiliation for that chance? If drugs, sex and violence were the main messages behind the lyrics to your music, would you continue to output those songs if meant it would be the start of corruption to a young mind? There…
pursue them. Today, as well as clothing and toys, it’s also computers, airlines, hotels and banks(Hey Kids Buy This pg. 97).
Pepsi, being one of the major soft drink companies in the United States today, has the right idea. By using a different pop icon, such as Brittany Spears, Christina Agulara and Beyonce Knowles in each new advertisement, they are guaranteed to have the attention of the younger generations, and probably some older men too. In fact, the first thing you see when you open their…
Gun Control…Do we need it?
Gun control again has become big issue in the last seven months. In the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook and the Aurora movie theater in Colorado, therefore do we need gun control or not? I believe as Americans we have the right own guns and I don’t think we need gun control. I will place my arguments on concealed weapons and our rights to have guns to defend our self. The 2nd Amendment states that “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free…
I was humiliated. I was humiliated not by my colleagues nor my English teachers nor my classmates and friends, but I was humiliated by my own writing. As a young kid would ask, “who wants to sit down and read those boring and overwhelming books stacked up in the cabinet?” Well definitely not me. I describe my childhood as fun and exciting. I don't need to read nor to be read before bedtime because all I have to do is play and eat and get tired and be part of the "normal" kids in society…
force as a pop culture. The disappearance of the late owl from Hogwarts and the vivid figures of the boy with a lightening scar and his friends will be the memories for all who have read or watched Harry Potter in their childhood. Actually, the magic words from Harry Potter do affect people, even the world.
Hanks, Henry. “Growing up with 'Harry Potter.” CNN. Cable News Network, July 18, 2011. Web. April 14, 2014.
Kidd, Dustin. “Harry Potter and the Functions of Popular Culture.” The Journal…
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Social institutions of marriage and family shape the ways in which love is understood and perceived. The pop culture television show, The Bachelorette features a single bachelorette and multiple male suitors exemplifying how institutions can shape notions of love. This paper is centered on the eighth season of The Bachelorette. For the very first time, the show features a young single mother, Emily Maynard who hopes to “fall in…
primarily interested in methods of
b. Abstract Expressionism
c. Pop Art
2. Which artistic manifestations would define the 1970s?
d. All of the above
3. Arroyo’s Among the Painters (1975) is based on the images of
b. Famous painters
c. Art Dealers
d. None of the above
4. Which continental artist remained committed to Pop?
5. Caulfield’s series Some…
Don’t Stop the Pop
We all belong to this global city called the world. Change and progress are taking place in all domains and music is one of those. The music entertainment industry is playing a major role in this revolution. The youth of today should be exposed to all genres of music instead of being forced to listen to only one genre. We are desperately in need of a democratic culture whereby each and every individual has freedom of opinion. Pop music is one of those genres that has positively…