It has come to the point where war is almost becoming a staple of the film industry. Movies and novels with great adrenaline are in great demand and people like to associate themselves with the heroes in these movies. Popular culture…
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It was a bitter experience for those who lived then. This made the fight for freedom and the eventual freedom even sweeter. There is a lot of material in popular culture that seeks to re-create the events back then. One of these novels is Saratoga: A Novel of the American Revolution. The writer is David Garland.
This novel was published in the year 2006. At the very beginning, the novel starts in May 19771. The colonies, which today make the United States, unilaterally declare their independence from the Crown. This is obviously not a situation to be treated lightly on the part of the British. They organize a military response that is less than effective. Their initial assumption was that they could easily crush the uprising by isolated groups of revolutionaries. However, they are met by more resistance than they anticipated.
The main character in the novel is Captain Jamie Skoyles, a soldier attached to the 24th Foot of the British army. He is a seasoned fighter. One of the interferences of popular culture in as far as the factual depiction of this war in the novel is concerned is a love affair that Skoyles is embroiled in with Elizabeth Rainham who is already engaged. This is a constant feature in popular culture. The need to romanticize war is very prevalent in popular culture. It stems from the fact that romance attracts audiences that naturally would not be drawn to war. These might include women. The rigours of war when soothed by a strong love affair seem bearable.
Skoyles is also depicted attending and even meting out floggings to errant soldiers and even enemy combatants. This is an image that has been invented by popular culture. There is the belief that the most effective soldier is the one who does not shy away from violence. This popular culture construct is alive and well today. There are soldiers to day who are rewarded with the nation’s highest honors’ for performing extraordinary and fearless acts. One that comes to mind is that of a
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It also brings a change in the social cultural and economic life of a group of people. Industrial revolution brings a change in the relationship between the industry’s economic and technical operations. The work below shows America’s political revolution from the British Empire, presenting how popular culture portrays it.
The author states that as most of the other nations become interdependent and interconnected, the general American culture heads towards sociocultural organization and multiculturalism. American culture has its own unique cultural and social characteristics like social habits, dialect, cuisine, arts, music and folklore.
Popular culture can also be defined as the cultural element of a society that is wide spread in the society.
Therefore popular culture are those cultural text that we use in our day to day life and they are part of our life, they are continuously proposed to us by the media and we adopt them as a way of life.
It was part of the political game, domestic as well as international. America is a happening place for the Native Americans as well as the migrants. People from outside US have made the country their home in search of prosperity and in turn they have been partners in the development of America and its culture and economy.
It has been shaping up since way before the United States originally became a country. In the world today the United States is a varied and multi-cultural country. The earliest and first cultural influence that United States experienced was of British culture, this was due to the colonial ties with the British that spread English language, law and order.
This paper focuses on the response of popular culture to the economic downturn and whether popular culture still offers refuge to nostalgia.
Popular culture has been affected in various ways by the economic downturn, the recession has led to job losses in many industries and this has affected the per capita income and production, popular culture has responded by emphasizing on the current situation in the economy, this include job losses and the effects of the crisis on the banking sector, music and films have also concentrating on the crisis example according to MSNBC (2009) J Zay a rapper flash the Euro currency instead of dollars in his recent video and this shows that the dollar is weak
Popular culture is an umbrella term for a whole range of norms, concepts, attitudes, perspectives and ideas which are mutually preferred by a vast majority of the members of a society through informal consensus. Popular American
The aim of this paper is to analyze postmodernism. Frederic Jameson reiterated that postmodernism represents the expression of multinational aspects of contemporary lifestyle and an advanced phase of capitalism. Jameson, as cited in Chernus, asserts that it is important for individuals to recognize that their lives are shaped by the mode of production.