• Identify several examples of popular culture and describe how they inform larger culture. I would like to start by defining culture in detail before profiling the definition for popular culture. According to research, Culture is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behavior and norms found in human societies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, customs, capabilities, and habits of the individuals in these groups, (Ogburn 1957). In other words this means culture is considered a central concept in anthropology, encompassing the range of phenomena that are transmitted through social learning in human societies. Cultural universals are found in all human societies; these include expressive forms like art, music, dance, ritual, religion, and technologies like tool usage, cooking, shelter, and clothing among others. Humans acquire culture through the learning processes of enculturation and socialization, which is shown by the diversity of cultures across societies. Popular Culture: Popular Culture is defined as the pattern of cultural experiences and attitudes that exist in mainstream society, (Ogburn 1957). Popular culture activities might include a parade, a baseball game, or the season finale of a television show. Rock and pop music, “pop” is short for
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