In the contemporary living of the humankind in the 21st century, the popular culture plays a vital role in our own lives especially in youth. Hence, we future teachers and all adults must be more acquainted and involved in advancing our critical understanding to everything we read, watch and hear in all sorts of media than the youth to guide them properly in attaining more accurate and holistic knowledge inside or outside the classroom. As a student of Developments in education, I realized the advantage of how proper understanding Philippine cultures can contribute to effective teaching, because someday we will be in contact with Filipino children who will grow into adults of tomorrow. It will become essential for us, future teachers to have …show more content…
Because of its commonality, popular culture both reflects and influences the people’s way of life; because it is linked to a specific time and place, popular culture is transitory, subject to change, and often and initiator of change. Since it affects every people’s life, it is a hard task for us, aspiring teachers to be the artisan of the Filipino youth for we are the one who will mould their character and through this powerful tool, we can be able to manage smoothly if we have enough knowledge about this. Popular culture and fictional entertainment media have an enormous influence on society. Whether in the genre of television sitcom or drama, or fictional stories in popular film, the entertainment media teach us something about ourselves as we map new meaning onto our own experience based on what we see and relate to; for good or for ill, it also teaches us a lot about others through fictional means (Tisdell, 2004). This statement tells us there are too many influences that contribute rearing a child’s mind. People are immersed in popular culture during most of our waking hours. It is on radio, television, and our computers when we access the Internet, in newspapers, on streets and highways in the form of advertisements and billboards, in movie theaters, at music concerts and sports events, in supermarkets and shopping malls, and at religious festivals and celebrations (Tatum,
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Throughout the years, pop culture has imposed a large amount of trends and shaped the lifestyle of its closer followers. It has achieved this impact because people have always been in contact with the different pop culture expressions and they often enjoy this type of entertainment. Moreover, according to Gerald Graff in his article “Hidden Intellectualism” pop culture or how he calls it “being a street smart” goes beyond entertainment and it is another type of intellectualism. Although pop culture can somehow promote critical thinking, its advantages in the long run should not be overestimated nor should the school knowledge be undermined. With regard to critical thinking, it is intriguing how pop culture; as vague as it may sound, has actual benefits to individuals and general culture.
Popular culture is a combination of ideas, images and an array of people’s perspective to what they define as being the mainstream of a given culture. Over the years, this widely misinterpreted phenomenon has been heavily influenced by today’s mass media that permeates the everyday lives of society by altering our attitudes and perceptions towards certain topics. Subsequently, upon reading Anolik’s article titled, “How OJ Simpson Killed Pop Culture”, I second guessed myself to the sense that how can one individual disrupt an entire culture? Even though the article is about a famous football player who was allegedly charged for the murder of his ex-wife. Nevertheless, after constructive analysis of the article, one now can understand the author’s
Some would say it includes all forms of art that are well liked by many people, while others argue that the so-called “high-culture” is an exclusive category which is superior to pop culture which appeals to the masses; however, there is no universal opinion on what is considered “high” and what popular culture (Storey
The authors purpose is to inform readers on the positive and negative effects of media on children. This is shown throughout the article with quotes such as “College-aged
The pop culture war referred to in the text was about the battle between the ASCAP (American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers, and BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) for the rights for publishing, the copyrighting of, and ownership for the royalties earned from the music. With the advent of rock ‘n’ roll, the introduction of plentiful and low-cost records, the mobility of portable radios, and the youthful following it garnered, traditional ways that people enjoyed music and entertainment began to change. The ASCAP and its members were negatively impacted by the popularity of radio over their artists’ live music/concert formats, while the BMI and its members benefitted from their music being promoted on the radio shows. Radio DJs exerted great influence with the kids who listened to their programs, along with have a greater control of which records would be popular, and which products they marketed on their shows.
Critics of popular culture, particularly from the religious realm believe that the two can never be compared as they believe popular culture breeds selfishness, corruption, consumerism and sensationalism. It is believed that popular culture doesn’t allow people to see things as they are. However, this is only one of the many perspectives. Some people believe that popular culture encroaches the realm of everyday existence. Lastly, what I’ve tried to do is to put together different perspectives including mine to understand if there’s more to popular culture and religion than what meets the
Have you heard of McDonalds, or watched Diego well that is popular culture? Societies have now adapted their regions and altered their landscapes of the regions through Folk and Popular culture in their traditions. This will teach you how diffusion media has affected popular culture and what we see. How landscapes of folk and popular art and leisure like what are differences of their arts and what they do in their free time.
In the age of the 21st century, the ability to cross-countries and communicate with a myriad of different cultures, using a variety of different languages has become increasingly simple. Globalization’s grasp on the world has tightened, and pop culture has flourished, in the perfect conditions the modern world has provided. The effects this will have on our world, our countries and our people, comes in their thousand. One effect in particular is often looked over, yet is one of the most imperative and influential effects in which the spread of globalization will provide; language, both formal and colloquial, is constantly changing, due to the rise in pop culture. To fully grasp on the concept of “pop culture”, one must first understand the
Between films, television, novels, and the Internet, there are many different types of popular culture in which society is immerged. One might argue that studying pop culture is shallow and worthless, but this is debatable because most of what we do is shaped by pop culture in some way. Studying pop culture may allow us to understand trends in culture that can aid in other society-based careers, as well as study societal and power constructs with greater accuracy. As technology and media develops further and further, pop culture should be studied in academia, as it is a relevant way to examine the moral constructs of the society and understand trends in culture. In the future, if pop culture is included in academia with the same importance as other subjects, future graduates may be more in tune with society than ever
The one thought that comes to everyone's mind always turns out to be incorrect about this specific group. Korean Pop fans in America get so many misconceptions just because they listen to a different type of music with a different language. This is called a misconception, a view or an opinion that is incorrect about a person or a group. Korean Pop also known as K-Pop which is very popular in Korea, but now K-Pop is advancing and taking over the world piece by piece, and where there is an artist there is a fanbase. With the advances of K-Pop more fans are coming out and supporting their idols.
In this sense, popular culture is shared by the less well-educated and by the worse-off and its elements do not have big cultural value. Third, popular culture is commercial culture. It creates mass-produced goods for mass consumption and its audience represents a mass of non-discriminating consumers. Fourth, popular culture can be folk culture, or authentic people’s culture. Fifth, popular culture is hegemonic culture.
Hunter Crawford Prof. McDonald ENG 107D 25 September 2015 The Role of Popular Culture Are the commonly held beliefs about beauty and success in American society reliant upon what is portrayed to us a by the mass media? In the short excerpt “Why Study Popular Culture” Petracca and Sorapure make the claim that “We see reflected in pop culture certain standards and commonly held beliefs about beauty, success, love, or justice”. For this claim, I have no objection. I agree that popular culture reflects the commonly held beliefs of American society.