culture, popular


Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • Popular — may refer to: *an adjective referring to any people or population *Social status, the quality of being well liked *The mainstream, the quality of being common, well received, in demand **Popular culture, popular fiction, popular music *Populace,… …   Wikipedia

  • Culture of the United States — Enthusiastic crowds at the inaugural running of the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis The Culture of the United States is a Western culture, having been originally influenced by European cultures. It has been developing since long before… …   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 art — Introduction       any dance, literature, music, theatre, or other art form intended to be received and appreciated by ordinary people in a literate, technologically advanced society dominated by urban culture. Popular art in the 20th century is… …   Universalium

  • culture — cul|ture1 W1S2 [ˈkʌltʃə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in a society)¦ 2¦(in a group)¦ 3¦(art/music/literature)¦ 4¦(society)¦ 5¦(medicine/science)¦ 6¦(crops)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin cultura, from cultus; CULTIVATE …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • culture of) Bouyei (Buyi) — The Buyi or Bouyei (in their own language) have a population of nearly 3 million. They live mainly in two Bouyei Miao autonomous prefectures in Guizhou province: Qiannan and Qianxinan, where several famous sightseeing spots are situated: the awe… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • 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 — (commonly known as pop culture) is the totality of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, memes,[1] images and other phenomena that are deemed preferred per an informal consensus within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of… …   Wikipedia

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