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Running head: POPULAR AMERICAN CULTURE1Popular American CultureChristopher E BrittSOC/105 INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR AMERICAN CULTUREOctober1, 2012Shelley Howell
POPULAR AMERICAN CULTURE2Popular American CultureWhat is culture? What is popular culture?Cultureis 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 culturemeans 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 19thcentury 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