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Running head: POPULAR AMERICAN CULTURE1Popular American CultureAustin GardnerSOC/105October 20, 2013Matthew Szlapak
POPULAR AMERICAN CULTURE2Popular American CulturePopular culture surrounds us every day; when we go to the grocery store it’s there in the checkout line, on the car radio when you drive down the road, and on every webpage that we visit. Not only is popular culture everywhere around us, it influences nearly every decision that we make; from the television shows we watch, the cloths we wear, the food we eat, or even the cars we choose to drive. It is inevitable to be influenced by what we see every day and for it to change how we perceive the world around. In America today we have television shows like “Teen Mom” and “Sixteen and Pregnant”were as ten years ago it would have been unthinkable to show something like that on television. While I understand the message that someone may have been trying to send with shows like this,