Genre - Popular Culture

Popular Culture

Outside of the academic field, genre regularly affects societal popular culture. The mass media uses genre to classify forms of art such as music, film, television, books, etc. Favoritism plays an important part of distinguishing one genre from another; fans of Horror look differently upon comedy than fans of romance do. Genre has also been used to shape differences in cultural aspects of these popular subjects. American comedies are distinctly different from French ones, as country music is noticeably unlike Irish folk music. Genres sort media efficiently, especially when following trends set by society. From walking in to the nearest movie rental store to searching for music via iTunes, genres are applicable in everyday life as organized classification systems. Even in places such as grocery stores or clothing stores, genres are utilized to form an ordered flow to determine the differences between smaller classes within one particular subject, pointing out the differences between fruit and dairy, and punk to mod. In modern culture, sub-genres often arise to prevent a feeling of homogenization and loss of identity. As the rate of global communication continues to increase, the creation of new pop-culture sub-genres per year does in near perfect tandem.

Read more about this topic:  Genre

Other articles related to "popular culture, popular, culture":

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe - Popular Culture
... The phrase sometimes appears in other ways, including as a popular song written in 1935 by Johnny Mercer and Matty Malneck ...
Theodor W. Adorno - Theory - Music
... Adorno saw the culture industry as an arena in which critical tendencies or potentialities were eliminated ... He argued that the culture industry, which produced and circulated cultural commodities through the mass media, manipulated the population ... Popular culture was identified as a reason why people become passive the easy pleasures available through consumption of popular culture made people docile and content, no matter ...
Peekskill, New York - Popular Culture
... On the popular 1980s sitcom The Facts of Life, Peekskill was the location of two fictional educational institutions Eastland School for Girls and Langley College ...
Moorhead, Minnesota - Arts and Culture - Popular Culture
... Moorhead's pioneer Prairie Home Cemetery on 8th Street is often cited as the inspiration for the name of Garrison Keillor's national radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. ...

Famous quotes containing the words culture and/or popular:

    Anthropologists have found that around the world whatever is considered “men’s work” is almost universally given higher status than “women’s work.” If in one culture it is men who build houses and women who make baskets, then that culture will see house-building as more important. In another culture, perhaps right next door, the reverse may be true, and basket- weaving will have higher social status than house-building.
    —Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen. Excerpted from, Gender Grace: Love, Work, and Parenting in a Changing World (1990)

    For those that love the world serve it in action,
    Grow rich, popular and full of influence,
    And should they paint or write, still it is action:
    The struggle of the fly in marmalade.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)