Popular and Religions Cultures as webs of meaning(looting vs finding), system of
Symbols and sign
to be able
Multiple webs of meanings
Changes over Time
How politics, culture, religion, and lifestyle of people correlated in the book The Complete
Persepolis? (3 examples)
How Satrapi influenced by Austrian culture? How did cultures blend?
Why Satrapi could
Popular culture: mass mediated commercial entertainment. Wide appeal, fast food.
Popular culture literally, the practices, likes and wants of the people.
High/Elite Culture: the set of cultural products, fine arts, held in the highest esteem by
Diaspora- a community of people that exists out of the homeland
Orthodoxy- correct belief
Orthopraxy- correct practice
Crypto-jews- Jews who practice some jewish traditions, but publicly pronounce another
Midterm Study Guide
Rel-R 102 Religion and Popular Culture Spring 2016
The midterm is worth 30% of your final grade. The exam has three parts: IDs (1-2 sentences),
Short Answers (1 paragraph, approximately four to five sentences), Essay (approximately thr
1. What is the first word on page 147 of Religion and Popular Culture in
2. Define seeker religion. Hoover outlines the emergence of seeker
religion among Baby Boomers (the American generation born 19461964). Is seeker religion something you