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CMNS 110 Lecture 3: Reading - Sharon Boden - “Dedicated followers of fashion? The influence of popular culture on children’s social identities”

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Department
Communication
Course
CMNS 110
Professor
Daniel Ahadi
Semester
Spring

Description
“Dedicated followers of fashion? The influence of popular culture on children’s social identities” Author(s): Sharon Boden Reading note ________________________________________________________________________________ The main purpose of this article is to examines how popular culture (eg: pop music, sport, fashion) influences and interact in the lives of children and later on defines children’s social identities The key question that the author is addressing is how popular culture influences children and shapes their identities? The most important information in this article is using dialogue with the children that he visited, public figures (Eminem, David Beckham, Avril Lavigne, Beyoncé) as examples of how popular culture can really influence how children view themselves The main conclusions in this article are children are complex consumers and they are connected to popular culture in very different ways. People can see how celebrities and sport stars influence the way that children see themselves a
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