Examples of pop culture in 2014 include a controversial performance by singer Miley Cyrus at the 2013 MTV Music Awards and several arrests and controversies involving pop star Justin Bieber. In addition the music video "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" by Norwegian band Ylvis, which features band members and dancers dressed in animal costumes, has been viewed more than 430 million times on YouTube as of July 2014.Continue Reading
Other examples of pop culture as of 2014 include TV chef Paula Deen's use of a racial slur and subsequent loss of her Food Network show, the relationship of reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rap artist Kanye West, and the YouTube dance craze known as "the Harlem Shake."
Popular culture is defined as commonly known information that briefly holds the public interest. It is typically discussed in various mass media, including TV and the Internet, and becomes a topic of everyday conversation. Companies often exploit pop culture to promote their brands. Old Spice cologne commercials have featured a character known as "Old Spice Guy" who attained pop culture status as an Internet sensation in 2010.
Pop culture is sometimes thought of as a superficial distraction from important social issues. It is often criticized by religious groups, academics and those who oppose the influence of consumerism on society.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions
Popular culture, or pop culture, describes the beliefs, activities and goods that suit the general public, while countercultures are, by definition, different from or even opposite to the mainstream. Tattoos are one example of a counterculture that is becoming more commercial and common.Full Answer >
Examples of being independent include being able to think for oneself, earning money to take care of one's basic needs, tending to one's physical health and overall wellness and knowing how to stay safe. Having one's own mode of transportation is another example of being independent.Full Answer >
Examples of the dominant culture in the United States include speaking English, believing in a Protestant Christian religion and having European ancestry. The dominant culture of a society establishes its mainstream social customs, language, values and religion. Specific characteristics of the dominant culture become the standard for the entire society.Full Answer >
"Nacirema" is a satirical look at the United States of America, so any aspect of the culture of that country could be said to be nacireman. In keeping with the spirit of the academic paper that introduced the term, such observations would be recorded as if they were made by an American social scientist or anthropologist observing a formerly unknown tribe.Full Answer >