Introduction to Popular Culture

Introduction to Popular Culture

Prompt: Write a 200 word Annotated Bibliography about Pol Culture.

Domitnic, S. (2004). An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0415235006, 9780415235006. pp 1-286.

“Domitnic’s An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture is an essential book for everyone interested in learning about the popular culture.” The author argues that personal identity culminates in other peoples’ thoughts and actions that guide their own ideas and behavior. The societal norms regulate peoples’ behavior and make them “individuals”. Domitnic states that people interact with popular culture phenomenon through influence and interaction. Access to popular culture has been revolutionized by technology such as reality TV shows and the use of smartphones to interact with the social media platforms by people. The author notes that the interactions of people from diverse cultures equip them with new culture ideas that help in defining our humanity. The ability to network and form friendship with people of different cultures depicts the importance of humanity. Interaction with popular culture enables people to share their story, narrate their culture and their aspirations; narrating our own lives boosts our confidence and value for beliefs and norms from our cultural backgrounds. Domitnic highlights that personal life narratives are told over reality TVs and other social media mediums. This affects how people understand popular culture positively and enables them to actively engage with it. In conclusion, popular culture plays important roles in building the society’s identity.

References

Domitnic, S. (2004). An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0415235006, 9780415235006. pp 1-286.

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