popular culture

popular culture
The prevailing vernacular culture in any given society, including art, cooking, clothing, entertainment, films, mass media, music, sports and style

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  • popular culture — UK US noun [uncountable] the types of entertainment that most people in a society enjoy, for example films, television programmes, and popular music Thesaurus: types of entertainmenthyponym general words for entertainment and funhypernym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Popular culture studies — is the academic discipline studying popular culture. It is generally considered as a combination of communication studies and cultural studies. Following the social upheavals of the 1960s, popular culture has come to be taken more seriously as a… …   Wikipedia

  • popular culture, mass culture — (tongsu wenhua, dazhong wenhua) Social concept Tongsu wenhua (popular culture) emerged in the late 1970s, developed in the 1980s, and was transformed in the 1990s, when it came to include commercialized and industrialized ‘mass culture’. From… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • Popular culture about the September 11 attacks — The September 11 attacks have been the subject of numerous films and other works of art and literature, including:FilmInitial reactionHollywood s first reaction to the September 11 attacks was to alter, delay or even cancel films that… …   Wikipedia

  • popular culture —    Low (as opposed to high) culture, parts of which are known as kitsch and camp. With the increasing economic power of the middle and lower income populace since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century, artists… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • popular culture — UK / US noun [uncountable] the types of entertainment that most people in a society enjoy, for example films, television programmes, and popular music …   English dictionary

  • United Nations in popular culture — Popular culture references to the United Nations have been made in several media, including film, books, video games, and others. In many instances, the United Nations (or a fictional agency thereof) will figure in a storyline. In the case of… …   Wikipedia

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