What is pop culture and why is it important?

Studying pop culture teaches us something new by challenging us to critically consider the society we live in. The study of pop culture helps us to gain empathy by recognizing ourselves in each other.

What does Oikophobia mean?

Xenophobia is fear of the alien; oikophobia is fear of the familiar: “the disposition, in any conflict, to side with ‘them’ against ‘us’, and the felt need to denigrate the customs, culture and institutions that are identifiably ‘ours.

What is meant by devaluation?

Devaluation is the deliberate downward adjustment of the value of a country’s money relative to another currency, group of currencies, or currency standard. It is often confused with depreciation and is the opposite of revaluation, which refers to the readjustment of a currency’s exchange rate.

What is popular in pop culture?

The most common pop culture categories are entertainment (movies, music, TV), sports, news (as in people/places in news), politics, fashion/clothes, and technology. Slang has also become popular in our culture as each year seems to have its own slang signature, especially with tweens and teens.

How would you describe pop culture?

Popular culture, or pop culture, (literally: “the culture of the people”) consists of the cultural elements that prevail (at least numerically) in any given society, mainly using the more popular media, in that society’s vernacular language and/or an established lingua franca.

Can you choose your own culture?

Yes, you may veer off the path occasionally, but the personal culture you choose will ultimately keep you on track towards the destiny you’ve set in motion. If your goal is to achieve your life’s purpose (and I hope it is), you have no choice but to choose a personal culture of excellence.

What is the weirdest culture?

Read on.

  1. Baby tossing, India. A baby | iStock.com.
  2. La Tomatina, Spain. Assorted tomatoes | iStock.com.
  3. Boot throwing, Finland. Pile of boots | iStock.com.
  4. Living with the dead, Indonesia. Corpses | Source: AMC.
  5. Next level coal walking, China.
  6. Cleaning on your 30th birthday, Germany.
  7. Monkey Buffet Festival, Thailand.

What is cultural devaluation?

Cultural marginalization and devaluation. “Other” and “otherness” are technical terms used in the social sciences and humanities for the way people tend to view others (people or nature) that are dissimilar and separated.

What is it called when you hate your own culture?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cultural cringe, in cultural studies and social anthropology, is an internalized inferiority complex that causes people in a country to dismiss their own culture as inferior to the cultures of other countries.