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PCUL 1F92 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Cultural Appropriation, Riot Grrrl, Invented Tradition


Department
Popular Culture
Course Code
PCUL 1F92
Professor
Scott Henderson
Study Guide
Midterm

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Weeks 1-2
culture:
o a description of a whole way of social life
o the name for “serious” works of literature, music, fine
arts, film, etc. and the activities involved in producing
these kinds of works
o refers to a wide range of signifying and symbolic works
and activities, whether these involve everyday social
practices or the objects and practices of popular culture
popular culture:
o the entertainment produced through and by commercial
media (television, film, the music industry, etc.)
o have the economic and technological capacity to reach
large, demographically diverse and geographically
dispersed audiences
o what “the people” make, or do, for themselves
mass culture :
o produced for an unknown, disparate audience
o depends on electronic (or mechanical) media to convey
its message to the largest possible audience
o in order to secure maximum profit, which is its ultimate
goal
commercialism
authenticity
Weeks 3-4
everyday practices
politics of food consumption, eating and taste
cultural objects
habitus
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strategies (of domination)
tactics (of resistance) 
Week 4
cultural appropriation
power, power relations
colonialism and commerce 
Week 5
capitalism
urbanization and industrialization, 
Industrial Revolution
ideology
Taylorism and Fordism
working-class resistance
hegemony
popular recreation 
Week 6
commodities, commodification
commercial culture
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