The Roaring Twenties was recognized as a Golden Age for its’ mass culture that shaped the new beliefs of those across the United States during the 1920s. This period was known for its’ thriving economy and political changes. New forms of leisure appeared because everyone had a fair amount of spare cash caused by the consumer society developing. Radios were bought, cinemas were opened, newspapers and magazines were sold; all sorts of mass media were methods of communication that emerged during this glorious era. They were not only tools of amusement, but also had the effect of spreading popular culture.
These advancements had great effects on the structure of cities at the time. Around the time of these advancements, immigrants from all over Europe and Asia decided to attempt to make lives for themselves in America. This increase in population also led to changes in the cities, making them more urban. Ultimately, many factors including technological advancements, immigration, and the new laissez-faire government led to fairly extreme changes in American cities in the late 1800s.
America in the 1920s In a decade where Americans prospered and they embraced new ways of thinking and behaving, is now considered one of the most significant eras in history. The 1920s are often referred to as “The Roaring Twenties” because of the vast cultural changes that the U.S. went through shortly after the end of World War I. The decade presented many new aspects to a regular American life with the automobile, movie, radio, and the many other industries that were thriving. These, along with many more industries, were guiding the nation to a new age, since possessions that the public would have only dreamed about at the time were being manufactured right before them. The Roaring Twenties are often known for the advances made in women’s rights, the time brought about drastic changes in the way women were perceived and is somewhat responsible for the progress that has been made thus far.
The average income and population started to skyrocket unexpected growth. While the Industrial Revolution had an incredible impact on the world we live in today there is always going to be some negative effects. A tremendous growth in population during the Industrial Revolution
Industrialization resulted in urbanization. Due to growing industries transport system also developed. The age saw the rise of middle classes. Women were bound to domestic spheres and men were involved in public spheres. Wesleyan Methodism was a movement which led to large
The Roaring Twenties The 1920s is an age of dramatic social and political change. Orval and Mary, both single, are in their teens and early twenties during this revolutionary decade. People from coast to coast buy the same goods (thanks to nationwide advertising and the spread of chain stores), listen to the same music, do the same dances and even use the same slang! Many older Americans are uncomfortable with this new, sometimes racy, “mass culture.” However, for a small handful of young people such as Orval and Mary, the 1920s is roaring indeed. The Birth of Mass Culture During the 1920s, many Americans have extra money to spend, and they spend it on many consumer goods such as clothes and, in particular, radios.
The ascension of the American economy has been imminent ever since the conclusion of the Spanish-American War. The Spanish-American War asserted the United States as a world superpower as the U.S., not only beat the Spanish, but also acquired many of her territories to kick off this new “American Empire”. The economic upsurge of the roaring twenties echoed this sentiment. After a major victory in the Great War, the United States directly transitioned into a phase of economic prosperity which appeared to be evident in all facets of American life. During the roaring twenties, the United States established themselves as the world world capital of Industry, Technology, and Culture.
In the 21st century fans have very big power that definitely is able to change the pace and order of any media product. The reason is that since the number of consumers of popular culture products significantly rose in recent decades, and since the development of informational technologies and the internet, those consumers have more access to almost every sphere of global production, they have greater participation rate than they ever had. Actually, consumer culture has been replaced by participatory culture. This became the major shift in the media production as according to Jenkins, convergence of culture hugely influences the way media works and the way of perceiving this information by consumers. If before media convergence this “ little known children’s book” fans of Harry Potter used to be only children, then, after adapting it into films which consist of 8 parts, writing a screenplay, creating video-games and theme parks, the whole fandom of this book was created and still keeps being enlarged again due to the great access to the book as well as to the films and fan fictions.
INTRODUCTION The massive industrial and economic development in the 20th century has helped the population of the world to acquire a lot of things like computers, big buildings and other electronic and scientific gadgets which have helped them to make their life faster and more comfortable. We can travel across the world in a few hours at a jet speed and even within a city. We can move quite fast as we have never done in the past, with the help of inventions of 19th and 20th century. In industrial and metropolitan towns where we have huge factories and a large number of automobiles, the problem of pollution is eating our health in a way that many people today feels that whether we needed this sort of development which is affecting our health and mind in such an adverse way which is irreparable. The problem of big cities and towns is not only regarding pollution and other related problem but also of nuclear families, shortage of food and jobs, problem of transportation, lack of good social interaction which makes a person alone, insecure and worried about his life and future in this convection.
After partition the city has expanded in line with the new development. The city has gained fame for its new transformation from functional to cultural identity. Its increases of economic specialization and residential segregation in terms of commercial activities due to highly increased industrialization and use of more sophisticated technology has the power to regenerate its cultural economy. The city is filled with new energy, enterprise and ambition; by degree it is learning to think imperially once more. “A CREATIVE ECONOMY FOR THE ART”: (CULTURAL) CREATIVITY IN MODERN CITY SHAHDARA Florida describe, the Creative class is a necessary requirement for growth for (post-) modern and postindustrial cities, as it encapsulates the latest urban economic trends.