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Journalism & Communication
Pages 4 (1004 words)
Name: Course: Tutor: Date: America Popular Culture Am of the opinion that growing fixation on the aspects of popular culture has not been a good thing for this country due to the effects it has both to America and world at large. However, it has its benefits that come along with it.
This is an area that requires a study by someone whose interest is on the modern culture (popular culture and the cultural studies) either in America or the world. This has significant effects to the world at large. Ashby has reviewed on this very dynamic popular culture as well as the cultural struggle. He provides a readable narrative that finds the appropriate balance between the sufficient history and the complexity of this culture (Ashby, 132). Popular culture has continually commoditized the radical ideas that exist all over the world and has changed tastes and expectations of people significantly. Popular culture usually condones fantasy, gossip and sex as well as fraud by big fishes at higher places thus impacting the whole world by instilling these vices in the Americans and the world society at large. It is evident that gossip and sex scandals have increased in the recent past among the big names such as Presidents, musicians etc. President who have been involved in this include; Bill Clinton, South African President Yacob Zuma etc. It is democratic and continually reverberates with the always contested history of the modern days. The popular culture is a critical component with the kind of the market economy emerging and the wide values of the middle class. This also provides an opening for the fantasy, dreams and dissent as well as its commoditization. ...
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