Topic : Popular culture,
• Name : Makwana Ankita m.
• Paper No :8.
• Roll No :2.
• Year :2013-14.
• Semester : 2.
• Submitted to : Department of English.
What is culture?
‘ Culture is derived from Latin word ‘
‘ to honour ’ and ‘ protect ’.
Culture is a symbolic communication.
Culture is the systems of knowledge
shared by a relatively large group of
Cultural studies is also include mass or
popular cultare and everyday life.
In 1969 the Department of Popular
Culture at Bowling Green University
launched the journal of popular culture.
Popular culture is the culture of the
There are four types of popular culture…
Production Analyses , textual analyses ,
audience analyses , historical analyses .
Popular culture no longer
craves archangels and
new dawns. Pop culture
traffics in vampires and
deads of night.
Influences of popular culture
In modern society , pop Culture influenced by
industries that disseminate cultural material.
Film , music , news media.
Most of people are making lots of money
studying and commenting popular culture.
The many difference styles of popular music all
reveal geographic patterning in levels of
Pop musicians can receive adulation of a
magnitude reserved for deities in folk culture.
Few aspects of popular culture are as widely
publicized as our games, both amateur and
Comic books are popular texts which facilitate
participation in the generative aspect of culture
and constitute an experience of sociality at the
level of the individual.
A population that is subjected to the political
domination of another population.
Post-colonial deals with the reading used to
examine the culture , literature , politics ,
history of former colonies.
Post colonial theorist believes that the
“Postcolonial theory involves analysis of
nationality, ethnicity, and politics with
poststructuralist ideas of identity and
indeterminancy, defining postcolonial
identities as shifting, hybrid constructions”
• The category of ‘Man’, argue
postcolonialists, means only ‘white
man’ because the non-white
rendered less than human within
• Globalization and its dissolution of
the nation-state damage the chances
of the deprived in Asia and African
nations because internal economic
policies for the emancipation of these
classes are regulated by global,
transnational bodies like the IMF and
the Word Bank.
Two sides of colonialism
• 1)The militaristic side( the physical
conquest and occupation of territories).
• 2)The Civilizational side(the conquest and
occupation of minds, selves and culture).
• Most important figure in
postcolonial feminism is Gayatri
Chakravorty Spivak, who
examines the effect of political
independence upon “ subaltern”
or subprolrtarian woman in the