Com 323 Popular Culture NOTES.docx - Com 323 Popular Culture Cutlure Tracing Early iterations had a range of meanings Colere inhabit cultivate protect

Com 323 Popular Culture NOTES.docx - Com 323 Popular...

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Com 323 Popular Culture Cutlure Tracing - Early iterations had a range of meanings - Colere: inhabit, cultivate, protect, honor worship - Early uses treated culture strictly as a noun o To protect o To honor - Development of German o Used as a synonym for civilization- as in becoming civilized or culture. Culture - Complication of the term and contradictory meanings o To emphasize national and traditional cultures, including folk culture. o To attack the emergence of mechanical civilization (industrial revolution) o Process of intellectual, spiritual and aesthetic development Versus a particular way of life versus works and practices of intellectual and especially artistic activity. - But in general, it is the range and overlap of the meanings that is significant. The complex of senses indicates a complex argument about the relationships between general human development and a particular way of life, and between both and the works and practices of art and intelligence. - Culture- vulture o Stealing culture as if it was your own - Sub- culture o Goths o Bikers - High culture o Can only be their culture if you have the money Masses - A term of contempt in much conservative thought but a positive term in much socialist thought. - Low groups: plebeian, the common people giddy mob , base, common - Two senses developed: masses are (i) something amorphous and indistinguishable: (ii) a dense aggregate. - Industrial revolution o With this revolution, came working in a large group of people - Positives and negatives - We can attach this to a lot of example o Mass production, mass market, mass media, mass taste. Popular - Popular
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