In the future dystopian literature will more than likely be a big hit. The relation between teenagers and dystopian literature is mostly because of how much it is alike them, because they need to be a separate from everybody else and the are all that age of not needing to be with everybody else.So no more hand holding no more crying, getting lost, instead they can be by them self, turn tears into victories and triumph,and not getting lost but be found by new
The indubitable success of brands like Aeropostale, Abercrombie and American Eagle, a few years ago, left a certain pattern for playing cards in the fashion industry. Those brands took their level to becoming the desirable clothing for the youth. But they probably didn’t expect today’s millennial behavior, which is every day harder to decode. The young consumer is unpredictable, yet very predictable. And this is what Brandy Melville understood to perfection.
The Impact of Hip-Hop Ever since its birth in the 1970s in West Bronx, Hip Hop has been known as “Gangsta” music and most commonly associated with black culture. Since its creation it has become a fast growing genre of music and has growing fame all over the world. The popularity of it has increased to all races, age and gender. However the growing popularity of hip hop has come with several controversies among scholars. Some scholars argue that the growing popularity of the genre is very helpful to low income families who can use this as their outlet into going to Universities, on the other side some believe associating the genre to black culture is bad for the culture as a whole and they should not be associated together.
Although it begun on a negative note due to the prevailing socio-political issues during the 1960’s, hip-hop has continued to evolve over the years into a worldwide movement that is not characterized by color, but by its ideals of freedom and justice. Consequently, Simon (2003) argues that hip-hop has more clout in advancing civil rights in America today, than the powerful messages of Martin Luther King
The company thrives on the fact that most teenagers and young adults have an ideation to stand out amongst their peers. The consumers of Hot Topic buy from them because their clothes represent an identity that is against popular culture. In Thomas Frank’s “Commodify Your Dissent” he says, “consumerism is no longer about “conformity” but about “difference” (153). In other words, Frank is saying that nobody wants to be the same as everybody else, so we are all trying to be different which is what teens and young adults think when they shop at Hot
The commercials that are highly anticipated annually always have an A-list celebrity promoting some product or another, it’s an appeal to those who think “If they have it, then I must have it.” Usually the main audience these promotion commercials are targeted are those in a lower social class, such as ghettos and low-income cities. These people of a lower social class see this celebrity and their products and think, according to the Symbolic Interactionist Theory, that they need it in order to be seen as a different person, much like the celebrities; these average people try to reflect the bravado of these upper-class individuals. All of the previously stated stances, both pros and cons considered, add to the diversity and synergy within the Structural Functionalism Theory, Conflict Perspective Theory and Symbolic Interaction Theory and how they are all crucial for specific functions within the Super Bowl. Likewise, there is a sense of codependency within America and the Super Bowl and these sociological factors contribute to the profit and positive social interaction, the need to conform to the Super Bowl time contributes greatly in shaping just
Questions of Art, Advertising and Public Space). Cities even support graffiti because of its beauty. Graffiti has made its way from street art to professional art. Most graffiti artists are younger people so it is not always referred to as a ‘good’ form of art. That is mostly because of its troublesome reputation.
THough style does not seem to have much of an impact on the things which matter in life, though this can be argued and elaborated upon considering what others feel to be important, it is still a form of conformity that is worth recognition. As the times have changed, styles have changed along with them. In the 1800’s, when life turned into something more than survival, was when fashion really took a turn for the ... worse? Fashion, specifically clothing, has evolved from being functional to stylish because of the extended opportunities in life to ‘have fun.’ However, in this process, many are being reeled in to the dress code of society. Working from the grounds of America, this dress code can often be scandalous.
Beginning in the 1960’s, American culture began to flourish with many new ideas that would be proven to make an impact on history. The term “hippie” came from the word “hipster” and they originated from the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco and were often thought of as descendents of the originators of the Beat movement. Often misunderstood as nothing but drug abusers, hippies projected the importance of self reliance and peace within humanity. Specifically the idea of the hippie became widely popular and the lifestyle was practiced throughout the entire decade and beyond. These hippies often rejected preoccupation of material goods, the average job routine, and other mainstream values that defined America as a culture.
Obviously the media has an influence on teenagers but feel we have the right to choose for ourselves - especially when many of us are taller than our parents by the age of 15, have our own „wheels', our own money, and our own telephones. Teenagers clearly need and want to be independent today – because the range of careers and the pace of technological change require fast and flexible thinkers. Surely this is better preparation life than when our grandparents grew up being told what to wear, do and think. Making the right choices is not always easy, but it is better than having your choices made for you! This is the most exciting, challenging and fun time to be a teenager