We've Come for Your Children
Popular culture has often been described as the vernacular of the common people. Some have suggested that popular culture is the opposite of the high cultural art forms. High art forms such as the opera or classical painting have oft been considered within the realm of the wealthy, educated classes. In this context, low art is defined as commercial entertainment for the “lower classes”.
In modern times, the relationship between high art and low art has become increasingly blurred. Commercial entertainment for the “lower classes” has come to define our culture. In many ways, people have come to define themselves in reference to the forces of commerce. In our popular culture, there is a distinct relationship between the producers of cultural products, economics, and the social identity of consumers.
This is not going to turn into a left-leaning rant against corporations and the perceived evils of capitalism. We have no intention of contributing the ideas that divide us. The chief aim of Pop Goes Your Culture is to explore the relationship between commerce, culture, and classism. We believe that it is in the interests of the greater good to explore and investigate the forces that effect and impact our lives. More to follow… In the meantime, here’s a few links you may have some interest in.
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