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SPCM 100 Week 1 Notes-What Is Pop Culture?

by: Daniela Navarro

SPCM 100 Week 1 Notes-What Is Pop Culture? SPCM 100

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These lecture notes are for the second day, for the first day we went over the syllabus.
Mark J Saunders
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communication, PopCulture, popular, Culture, Comm, writing




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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Daniela Navarro on Thursday August 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SPCM 100 at Colorado State University taught by Mark J Saunders in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Communication&Pop in Education at Colorado State University.


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Date Created: 08/25/16
C OMMUNICATION & P OPULAR C ULTURE A UGUST 25, 2016 1. Communication 1. the process of creating symbol systems that convey information and meaning 2. Culture 1. the symbols of expression that individuals, groups and societies use to make sense of daily life and to articulate their values 2. messages of culture sent (stereotypes) 3. actual reality of culture 3. Culture is always changing 4. We will focus on the large numbers 1. You cannot please everyone 5. Mass Media 1. the cultural industries – the channels of communication – that produce and distribute songs, novels, news, movies, online computer services and other cultural products to a large number of people 6. Mass Communication 1. the process of designing and delivering cultural messages and stories to diverse audiences through media channels 7. Popular Culture 1. Any product, lifestyle, environment, idea or event that is widely known or received by many people 2. “Fads” 3. Ex. Pokemon Go, hipster lifestyle, tailgating at Hughes, making a video, Superbowl 8. We are influenced by popular culture 1. Language 1. Ex. text acronyms (brb, lol), selfies 2. Interests 1. Ex. wanting what is “in” 3. Activities 4. Environment 5. Beliefs 6. Opinions 7. Identities 9. WE also influence popular culture 10.Folk Culture 1. Lifestyles, artifacts, and traditions of a specific group of people 2. Often determined by locale 3. Passed generation to generation 4. What seems normal to you 1. Ex. elotes vs. corn on the cob 11.High cultures = High cultures 1. Top shelf (good stuff) 2. Proud actions 12.Low culture = Low audiences 1. Bottom shelf (bad stuff) 2. Guilty pleasures


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