HUM 225 Group Discussion 1
Sign- indication of meaning
Signifer- tangible or measurable indication of a sign
Folk- traditional art or culture of a society
Folk Culture- expresses the experience and creativity of the masses in the form of ballad
Group Discussion VIII
American Paradox- A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
The Diesel Be Stupid Campaign- a campaign that encourages consumers to take risks and move beyond
the smart and sensible t
March 13, 2015
Midterm Analytical Paper
What is the meaning of culture, and what is American popular culture? And
how to visual and film images present popular cultural practices in American society?
These questions a
Group Discussion IX
American Makeover- popular show about cosmetic makeovers
Idenity- the fact of being who or what a person or thing is
Entertainment- the action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment
Group Discussion VI
Hollywood- the NW part of Los Angeles, Calif.: center of the American motion-picture industry.
Film- a strip of transparent material, usually cellulose triacetate, covered with a photographic emulsion
Group Discussion VII
Space- the zone of individual characterization for a person
Semiotics- the study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior; the analysis of
systems of communication, as language, gestures, or clothing.
Group Discussion V
Television (TV)- the broadcasting of a still or moving image via radio waves to receivers that project a
view of the image on a picture tube.
Cultural Forms- human beings and the development and dynamic
Group Discussion IV
1) Advertising- a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or
2) Advertising Industry- tactics utilized by corporations to effectively get attention from consume
Group Discussion 3
Culture- the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group
Consumption- the using up of goods and services having an exchangeable value.
American Consumption- trends in american culture and
January 26, 2015
Culture and Popular Culture
Culture, described by historian Juan Gomez Quinones, is a central concept in all societies and
one that encompasses the customs, values, attitudes, ideas, patterns of social behavi