What is popular culture?

Popular Culture

Popular culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, memes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century. Heavily influenced by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of the society.

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Moorhead, Minnesota - Arts and Culture - Popular Culture
... Moorhead's pioneer Prairie Home Cemetery on 8th Street is often cited as the inspiration for the name of Garrison Keillor's national radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. ...
Theodor W. Adorno - Theory - Music
... Adorno saw the culture industry as an arena in which critical tendencies or potentialities were eliminated ... He argued that the culture industry, which produced and circulated cultural commodities through the mass media, manipulated the population ... Popular culture was identified as a reason why people become passive the easy pleasures available through consumption of popular culture made people docile ...
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe - Popular Culture
... The phrase sometimes appears in other ways, including as a popular song written in 1935 by Johnny Mercer and Matty Malneck ...
Peekskill, New York - Popular Culture
... On the popular 1980s sitcom The Facts of Life, Peekskill was the location of two fictional educational institutions Eastland School for Girls and ...

Famous quotes containing the words popular culture, culture and/or popular:

    Like other secret lovers, many speak mockingly about popular culture to conceal their passion for it.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Asia is rich in people, rich in culture and rich in resources. It is also rich in trouble.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)

    The popular definition of tragedy is heavy drama in which everyone is killed in the last act, comedy being light drama in which everyone is married in the last act.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)