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A GLOBAL POPULAR CULTURE

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CULTURE A GLOBAL POPULAR CULTURE High culture —music, ballet live theater—activities patronized by the ruling class— international in scope— Pierre Bourdieu (1984) had the cultural capital theory , that high culture is a device to exclude subordinate classes, again part of Bordieu’s general view that culture is part of oppression Popular culture —activities that appeal to the working class—sports, pop music—“mass culture” Fads 1. object fads—things that people purchase which have no int4rinsic value 2. activity fads— 3. idea fads—New Age spiritualism 4. personality fads—idols and gossip objects Cultural imperialism— technology, like cable TV. or the internet, makes both diversity and ethnocentrism possible-- SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CULTURE Functionalist —culture creates harmony and consensus—common culture, like language, creates stability—popular culture (like sports) brings disparate people together, if only
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