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Pop culture Background reading
Culture, in the broadest of terms, refers to the meanings, values and ways of life of particular groups, nations and classes. Popular culture is generally seen as a set of 'signifying practices' that produce meaning. The term 'popular culture' invokes a notion of a common culture in both material and non-material ways ... Read more
Pop Culture: An Overview
The term ‘popular culture’ holds different meanings depending on who’s defining it and the context of use. It is generally recognized as the vernacular or people’s culture that predominates in a society at a point in time ...
"Popular culture includes a wide range of activities that a large number of people in a society engage in. Since World War II, Australia has developed strong industries in four key areas of popular culture: music, film, television and sport ... "
(Authors: Geraldine Carrodus, Tim Delany, Kate McArthur, Richard Smith, Tony Taylor and Carmel Young Book Title: Oxford Big Ideas History Australian Curriculum - Year 10 Year: 2012 Publisher: Oxford University Press City: Melbourne
1950s Rock and Roll: A decade of music that changed the world
"Growing up in the white-bread America of the Fifties, we had never heard anything like it, but we reacted, or remember reacting, instantaneously and were converted. We were believers before we knew what it was that had so spectacularly ripped the dull, familiar fabric of our lives. We asked our friends, maybe an older brother or sister. We found out that they called it rock & roll. It was so much more vital and alive than any music we had ever heard before that it needed a new category: Rock & roll was much more than new music for us. It was an obsession, and a way of life ... "