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  1. popular culture(Noun)

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

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  1. Popular culture

    Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized by members of a society as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time. Popular culture also encompasses the activities and feelings produced as a result of interaction with these dominant objects. Heavily influenced in modern times by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of people in a given society. Therefore, popular culture has a way of influencing an individual's attitudes towards certain topics. However, there are various ways to define pop culture. Because of this, popular culture is considered an empty conceptual category, or something that can be defined in a variety of conflicting ways by different people across different contexts. It is generally defined in contrast to other forms of culture such as mass culture, folk culture, working-class culture, or high culture, and also through different theoretical perspectives such as psychoanalysis, structuralism, postmodernism, and more. The most common pop-culture categories are: entertainment (such as movies, music, television, and video games), sports, news (as in people/places in the news), politics, fashion/clothes, technology, and slang.Popular culture is sometimes viewed by many people as being trivial and "dumbed down" in order to find consensual acceptance from (or to attract attention amongst) the mainstream. As a result, it comes under heavy criticism from various non-mainstream sources (most notably from religious groups and from countercultural groups) which deem it superficial, consumerist, sensationalist, or corrupt.

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  1. Popular culture

    Popular culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, memes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century. Heavily influenced by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of the society. Popular culture is often viewed as being trivial and dumbed-down in order to find consensual acceptance throughout the mainstream. As a result, it comes under heavy criticism from various non-mainstream sources which deem it superficial, consumerist, sensationalist, and corrupted.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of popular culture in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of popular culture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of popular culture in a Sentence

  1. Noam Chomsky:

    All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.

  2. Catherine Collins:

    For too long the nutri-myth of sweeteners being a health risk has remained in popular culture, all current sweeteners in use have been through rigorous safety testing before being acceptable for human use.

  3. Janice Min:

    There is no woman dominating popular culture tastes and its evolution as much as she is today.

  4. Robert Reisz:

    When we see dinosaurs in popular culture, such as in Jurassic Park, we see them depicted with big teeth sticking out of their mouths.

  5. The ADL:

    Whether intentional or not, this gray and white stripped pattern and pink triangle combination is deeply offensive and should not be mainstreamed into popular culture.

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