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Fertility Rituals 21:32 11/30/2010 Good Morning America: Super Baby Tuesday o Hyperrealism o Desire to feel like a celebrity o Feel of a sporting event o Fertility ritual Make it look like the rest of us: clean up all the gunk Is it girl or boy?   make cognitive sense of what is going on Icon of baby bottle as a standard for a baby As a culture, use bottled milk as a substitute for breast milk Culture not comfortable with animalistic pain and anguish (natural birth) PROMS Prom a rehearsal for a wedding Popular culture: widespread, necessary rite of passage for a normative lifestyle,  standardized, intertextual Intertextual: prom catalogues, novels, birth to prom date, (female teen) magazines,  “how to” stuff, coffee table books, horror movies Dress as though we are people of the cultural elite Neo-Marxist: Top-down social control Who would be more likely to write a book in which proms manipulate the masses?   pick out a theorist the photographs of the event (prom) is more important than the prom itself not really interacting with each other, but now is more like interacting with cameras,  everything is in constant mediation 
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course COMM 123 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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