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SPCM2360 guide - Defining popular culture Popular culture...

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Defining “popular culture” Popular culture is. .. short-lived, or fad, culture? Youth culture? Culture for masses of people? A way to distinguish “trash” from “real art?” What’s produced by commercial media? What’s produced by regular people in everyday life? Popular culture is complicated, hard to define. For most pop culture is pleasurable. Being hard to define, its had many definitions and changes with the context of history, complicated by economics, class power, theory and criticism, and critical enjoyment. Self-conscious term created by intelligentsia and now adopted by the general public to mark off class divisions in the generic types of culture and their intended audience. The Frankfurt School argument Believed that mass media in a capitalist democracy manipulates the masses by lulling them into pleasures of conformity, consumption and consumer ideology
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