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Pop Culture Project Objective: Research a piece of American pop culture and analyze the influence on human behavior in society both then and now.. POP CULTURE TOPIC: FACEBOOK
To begin your research, you can browse through the online encyclopedia I have provided for you entitled, Pop Culture UniverseLinks to an external site.. Follow this link and then select Pop Culture Universe under “P” for an online encyclopedia that takes you through various decades of popular culture influences such as consumer products, music, television, fashion, and icons that defined different decades in American culture. This will provide an overview of the decade that houses your topic. Explore some of the social and political influences of the decade as well because these often contribute to how pop culture is both created and received by a mass audience.
Conduct further research on your topic for additional material to include in a PowerPoint presentation.
In you presentation you should analyze the pop culture topic using the sociological perspective. You should use information from any chapter(s) that correspond to your topic and you understand the sociological perspective. analyze your topic in Context. Using the sociological lens address how a sociologist would explain the birth and rise in popularity of your chosen form of culture. Examine the social/political environment, the current events, societal structure, of the time .
In addition to the sociological perspective, you will choose, describe, and apply two concepts from the course that correspond to your topic.
Create a PowerPoint presentation of 6-8 slides that shares the information you learned about your pop culture topic. Information should include but is not limited to the following:The decade in which this element of pop culture is housed and a few things that defined this decade (social/political events)
Describe your topic and how it began. Who were the pioneers?
Just how popular and widespread did this phenomenon become? Were there groups that were more influenced than others by this form of pop culture and why?
Is there a form of this pop culture that exists today but may have advanced or changed in shape or form? (For example, vinyl records can now be associated with CDs of today).
Visual examples of this pop culture (you may include video clips and pictures)