The Consequences of Popular Culture Argumentative Essay by Writing Specialists

The Consequences of Popular Culture
An analysis of the effects that popular culture, particularly the media, has on influencing people's views.
# 91715 | 1,500 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 04, 2007 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Sociology (Media and Society)


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Description:

This paper investigates the effect that popular culture in America has had on attitudes, in terms of concepts of wealth and power. The paper focuses on the visual media, with special attention given to the film and advertising industry. The central point that this paper makes is that the modern media can distort values and the truth through the creation of popular culture.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
The Influence Of Popular Culture: The Visual Media And Advertising
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The central point that this paper wishes to make is that the modern media can distort values and the "truth" through the creation of popular culture. On the one hand the idea of freedom and material success are relatively positive aspects within the message of democracy in popular culture; but on the other hand it also leads to expectation and unrealistic views of life. This aspect is even more serious when American popular culture is exported to other counties where the images of wealth and power can even be less realistic and can create psychological and social confusion."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cooper, P. J. (2005, July). Modern America and the Diminishing Individual. USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education), 134, 70+. Retrieved March 11, 2006, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5009907592
  • Dean, J. & Gabilliet, J. (Eds.). (1996). European Readings of American Popular Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Retrieved March 11, 2006, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=27209869
  • Fiske, J. (1991). Understanding Popular Culture. London: Routledge. Retrieved March 11, 2006, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=108951330
  • Inge, M. T. (Ed.). (1978). Handbook of American Popular Culture (Vol. 1). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Retrieved March 11, 2006, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=8927466
  • Inge, M. T. (Ed.). (1989). Handbook of American Popular Culture (2nd Rev. ed.). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Retrieved March 11, 2006, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=28145269

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