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popular culture

literally, the practices, likes and wants of the people. Popular culture operates in the context of high or élite culture with which it negotiates, struggles and reacts and which it simulates. In some readings, it is seen as the expression of the people. For example, Fiske (Understanding Popular Culture, 1989; Reading the Popular, 1989) stresses the capacity of popular culture to articulate the people's values. However, Fiske is reacting against a strong tradition which identifies popular culture with manipulation by market forces and the dominant class. The classic statement of this position is ADORNO and HORKHEIMER's (1972) ‘culture industry’ thesis. This thesis proposes that popular culture is managed by the producers of advertising, television, cinema, pop music and other branches of the mass communications industry. These agencies are alleged to produce conformity in the people. However, within the CULTURAL STUDIES tradition, popular culture has been theorized as a contradictory space. For example, Hall and Jefferson (1976) and Hall et al. (1978) recognize that popular culture is shaped by hegemonic forces. At the same time they read popular culture as territory in which the people genuinely resist hegemonic power. See also LEISURE, TELEVISION.
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Another reason for the text's emphasis on prosopography over analysis is that Benes limits the historiographic reach of his study to an application of works by Peter Burke and Carl von Sydow, both of whom analyzed popular culture in an era before the concept faced new challenges starting in the 1990s.
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The use of popular culture in the classroom remains controversial and potentially engaging texts such as Harry Potter and The Simpsons can be forsaken for fear of backlash (Whitney, Vozzola, & Hofmann, 2005).
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Reyes is a distinguished literary scholar, mentor, literary and art critic, anthologist, editor and essayist specializing in the field of Philippine popular culture and popular art forms.
While much originated in Europe and the United States, a significant proportion of the new and global popular culture has been produced in and disseminated from East and Southeast Asia.

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