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Running Head: POP CULTURE NON FICTION ESSAYPop Culture Non Fiction EssayNameInstitutional Affiliation
POP CULTURE NON FICTION ESSAY2In a time of tragedy, the popularity of dystopian features increase in pop culture. You are probably aware that tragedies occur more often than they did in the past: the world is more crowded, air travel is busier, terrorists are operating globally, and the world is more reliant on complex and exploitable technological systems. The number of tragedies worldwide have increased tremendously. More tragedies were recorded between 2000-2003 than the entire decade of 1970-1979. Tragedies have short-term and long-term consequences. Media, especially American pop culture has been one of the main channels of raising awareness to tragedies.After thirty-five years, the song Africa by TOTO still reigns supreme. The song has spanned a couple of viral videos, covers and hip hop versions. This song put focus on Africa and how it was fascinating. Not only that, you’ve probably heard of “We’re One (Haiti) by Michael Jackson”. Through such popular songs, awareness has been raised to tragedy prone areas. These songs have also acted as campaigns to help those victimized by these tragedies. An invitation to belong is delivered by pop culture through different media be it music as seen above or movies. Pop culture is being used in different ways during and/or after the tragedy. Recently, WestAfrica was hit by another Tragedy-Ebola. This outbreak was severe. At least eleven thousand individuals of the infected twenty-seven thousand died because of this tragedy. Unlike the ancient times, the world was aware of this tragedy, largely due to the pop culture. Tragedies are