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POPULAR AMERICAN CULTURE PAPERPopular American Culture PaperPriscilia CastilloSOC/105September 9, 2013King E. Carter1
POPULAR AMERICAN CULTURE PAPERPopular American Culture PaperCulture can be defined as “the customary beliefs, social norms, and material traits of racial, religious, or social group” (Webster Dictionary.com, 2013), whereas popular culture is theopposite of high culture art like, historic art, classical music and opera. It includes many forms of culture communication, including television, magazines, adverting, pop music and movies, etc. Pop culture is so prominent in society that it is almost impossible to escape its influence. It’s especially true in America. As a result of easy access, children absorb huge amounts of information presented by pop culture word, which influences all. However not all is negative and if parents educate themselves to monitor their children’s activities, pop culture can be a positive influence to help children in their future.One major trend is social networking; a popular way to socialize, network and meet people. To be “accepted socially” belong to a social network is essential.