Justin Mitchell Dr. Gingo English 1301 P12 07 May 2014 Marijuana in American Pop-Culture Recreational marijuana use in America is nothing new, but recent legalization movements for marijuana display a growing trend that has become a highly dominant part of American pop culture. From the beginning of the 1978 movie series Cheech & Chong, to newer hits like Pineapple Express and Harold and Kumar, marijuana is glamorized. Recreational marijuana use has been in popular culture for decades, but now it has gained such traction that some states have even begun to legalize it. Pop culture in American society presents a positive image of marijuana because pop culture itself is a reflection of the popular American view. Americans are becoming more accustomed to marijuana usage due to the increasing frequency of displays in pop culture, a growing availability, and it being a serious political issue.
It also airs in more than a dozen countries. South Park has had a positive influence on society. The show takes serious and current topics, and it presents them in a hilarious manner. Whether it be in a satirical form or serious approach, South Park never misses to teach the audience a lesson. Every episode reminds us that we live in such an amazing country that allows us to exercise our right of freedom of speech in any way possible.The show also targets celebrities and politicians to shows that they are just like everyone else.
Popular music has constantly been seen as a vital social impact in various ways. The relationship between popular music and politics is connected along two different dimensions. In the widest sense the first If we stick with the definition that popular music has wide appeal and mass distribution, then the history really begins with the publication of sheet music — this makes pop music another media form that owes its origins to Gutenberg's printing press. Printed sheet music allowed individuals who were not the original composer of a song (or a musician lucky enough to be given a hand-copied version of the original score) to take away the music, and perform it to the audience of their choice. Songs could cross from city to city, country to country, enjoyed and played by large numbers of people at the same time.
To fully get the attention of the reader on the subject of television, the author had to do excessive research, especially on the ancient of the television. Neil Postman has so many facts to back up his argument; he even goes back to the 19th century. Readers can now have the same argument as Postman bring in the book; he gives enough facts that as a class we can have a discussion (argument). Postman, I don’t believe he uses Pathos; it’s more the emotional change that the people take from reading this book that changes the emotion of what they think the television media has done to society. But isn’t what Postman used.
Chapter 4 Milton Berle was an American comedian and actor who has contributed excessively to television. Ever since Texaco Star Theatre came to television his career rose to the top. He became known as Mr. Television, and brought a lot of money to NBC, and other companies because this show was so popular. People loved this show so much they would go out and buy a TV just so they could watch it. Milton Berle invented what people call vaudeo, a new trend/vaudeville style.
40% of American youth ages 19 and under are children of color, yet few of the faces seen on television represent their race or cultural heritage. Similarly, though females slightly outnumber males in the real world, prime-time television continues to present a world that is overwhelmingly male. Therefore, television not only fails to accurately reflect the world in which young people live, but it also sends a message that some groups of people are more valued by society and worthy of attention than
Every day society comes across inter-race relations. The Latino cashier at the gas station, the African American at the grocery store, or the Caucasian person sharing the bus route all become quickly identifiable. These inter-race relations shape the way American popular culture deals with others of different races. As a consequence, the popular culture that we come in contact with tends to mold our thought processes and actions toward others; good, bad, or indifferent. It is no secret that movies are a well-liked form of entertainment in America.
Wikipedia. “Goobacks”. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Park#Production>. Humanism in Star Trek On Star Trek: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield and The Cloud Minders, directed by Jud Taylor, the writers bring into perspective the current issues of the 1960’s where racial discrimination, stereotypes and oppression were at its pinnacle.
Television allows people to know what’s going on in the world, it gives people endless hours of entertainment, and it even has a certain value in advancing people’s knowledge on certain topics. Whether or not people take advantage of the perks of television is the choice of the lifestyle they have chosen to lead, but the option is still available to them at any given moment. Many people could say that television is ruining American society, but that is hard to believe, seeing as it is probably the strongest, most widely available tool anyone has to get the word out about whatever they wish to say. With this being said, it is obvious that
Kortni Couch 9/24/12 5 Page Essay The Civil War was a difficult time for those who lived in the United States during the years of the late 1800s. The north and south couldn’t come to a mutual agreement so they resorted to war. Kwame Appaiah wrote a very inspirational book on cosmopolitanism and how everyone of different cultures and ethics should respect one another. When I think about it, the civil war pops into my head and it makes me think about how the civil war relates to cosmopolitanism. Appiah’s prime thrust of his argument is that many people of the cosmopolitan temperament are not necessarily from the elite spectrum of their societies or for that matter, of the world.