Popular Culture also accommodates cultural texts and practices which fail to qualify as the high or elite culture. This residual nature makes it a site of struggle between the marginalized and the dominant groups in society, where forces of incorporation and resistance against them come into action. Speculative fiction which includes genres of speculation like science fiction, fantasy, horror, futuristic utopia, dystopia, alternative history and cyberpunk is a staple of popular interest and consumption. Speculative narrative, in its broadest sense, creates narrative worlds informed by unbridled imagination and incorporates supernatural, fantastical or futuristic elements. It
One such factor we talked about that promotes resiliency is culture. “When individuals are able to associate their identity with their culture they tend to have more positive outlooks on life than those who do not have this association.” People who are reconnecting with their culture and participating in cultural activities, such as attending powwows, tribal ceremonies, and learning from the elders has greatly improved their wellbeing” (Zimmerman, Personal Communication,
Culture Mixing and its Impact on Societies We as humans spend our lives in communities along with other people. Human being formed different kinds of societies, such as villages, cities, and countries, in which each person is working to achieve their goals. Throughout history humans have developed a sophisticated network of exchange and culture mixing in which they created new societies and new races that never existed before. Strayer puts a heavy emphasis on the process of culture mixing in the history of the world. The long process of culture mixing has been an essential factor of improving societies and their attitudes towards others.
Also, in his book The Mechanical Bride, McLuhan turned his attention to analyse and comment on examples of persuasion in contemporary popular culture. Popular Culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images and other instances that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially the Western Culture. Majorly influenced by the media they pervade the everyday lives of the society. Examples of pop culture include, films, music, TV, sports and the
A communities purpose is to promote and support one another while creating this sense of belonging. Communities advocate for developments and connections among others. Art’s purpose is to encourage ideas and communications all while exploring the plethora of human emotions through creativity. By combining art and community, humans are capable of reaping immense benefits such as “Means to public dialogue, contribute to the development of a community’s creative learning, create healthy communities capable of action, provide a powerful tool for community mobilization and activism, and help build community capacity and leadership,” (Dimond-Gibson).
Sports brings people together in these communities and provides benefits socially. Sports also bring shared experiences and wonder from watching the game. Finally sports is a collective body of experiences, community, benefits and wonderment allow fans to willingly attach themselves to an organization at the cost of their emotional, monetary, and time
Mason support his girlfriend by complementing her with encouraging words and YuYan support Mason by being next to him and talk to him. This show that in their relationship there is intimacy, as they show support and communicate to each other by talking to each other and give each other encouragement and support. This shows there is a feeling of attachment, closeness between the both of them as they share things that happen in their daily life. Thus there is intimacy in this relationship. There is passion component in their relationship because
Yet within contemporary society ‘taste’ is an ideological-based dietary habit rather than ‘refinement’. Not forgetting that, society is grouped into stratums based on taste i.e. vulgar tastes considered lower-class, refined tastes considered higher-class and middle-class linger somewhere between the two – who by trying to ascend remain reminded by the upper-class, of their lower value, as a consequence resulting in a levelling of the economical and influential-based playing field. A desire to imitate the upper-class serve to utilise particular members within a culture, specifically the middle-class. In return the middle-class encourage subordinated groups i.e. lower-classes (stratum) to also alter their habits, because this gives the middle-class the access to power they associate with upper-class sentimentalities. The lower-classes, if not openly encouraged to change, become indirectly oppressed by the actions of the middle-classes.
We obey the thinking and constraints of the group mind, whether or not we are conscious of the sheep-like obedience to the ideas percolating within the group dynamic and the collective group mind. The concept of a “group mind” permeates our society; generally, under a fairly positive connotation with an aim of progressing ideas and combining individual ways of thinking to better the group. Projects are done in groups, groups are assigned to perform tasks together, and
The Zarka’s role in life is to inspire and motivate! Zarka’s are tactful, thoughtful, sympathetic, devoted, and diplomatic. Zarka’s make close friendships and enjoy working with others as part of a cooperative team, in a harmonious environment, with other sensitive, genial, caring
Harry, I agree that the persuasion principle of liking is great to take into the workplace to encourage and motivate others. Liking principle is based on sharing something similar with people you like (Nazar, 2013). Using the principle in the workplace, build a sense of rapport where people feel more comfortable with coworkers and they are more open to your suggestions. We are more influenced by those people we like (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013).