Popular Culture Paper - Running head POPULAR AMERICAN CULTURE 1 Popular American Culture Christopher E Britt SOC\/105 INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR AMERICAN

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Running head: POPULAR AMERICAN CULTURE 1 Popular American Culture Christopher E Britt SOC/105 INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR AMERICAN CULTURE October1, 2012 Shelley Howell
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POPULAR AMERICAN CULTURE 2 Popular American Culture What is culture? What is popular culture? Culture is defined as the common model of behaviors and relations, cognitive constructs, and affective understanding that are learned through a process of socialization. These shared patterns identify the members of a culture or group while also distinguishing those of another group. American pop culture means of the people it is the entirety of thoughts, point of views, position, images and other actions that are believed and preferred through an unofficial consensus within the conservative and given society. Popular culture is greatly influenced by the mass media, and fill the daily lives of many people. The phrase “popular culture itself comes from the 19 th century saying, in original usage referring to the education and culturedness of the low class society that was delivered in an address at the Birmingham Town Hall, in England. The
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