What is Pop Culture?

Pop Culture in the 1920’s

The 1920’s introduced pop culture into the American lifestyle. Pop culture during the 1920’s introduced society to things such as the flapper, automobiles, jazz music, movies, and nightclubs. It was the end of World war I and people in the twenties reflected a new era od prosperity and freedom.

 

Pop Culture in the 1940’s

The 1940’s saw it’s rise in music and sports, however society suffered through the Great Depression. Although, fashion had settled down and people were going to the theatres less due to financial problems, music was still very popular and uplifted people’s spirts.

 

Pop Culture in the 1960s

Sex, love, and rock & roll was the way of life during the 1960’s. People used pop culture as a sense of escape from government atrocities, protests, war and violence. Bands and musicians such The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, and Elvis Presley gained major popularity. Cinema in the 1960’s reflected the decade of fun, fashion, and rock & roll, and social changes.

 

Pop Culture in the 1980’s

The Cold War ended and the Berlin Wall fell. The 1980’s saw an upheaval in comedy movies. Bright colored accessories like sunglasses, bangles and hoop earrings were a necessity. The 80’s produced some of our most iconic films to date. From E.T. to Goonies to Freddy Krueger, there was something for every age group

 

Pop Culture Today

Pop culture has evolved tremendously throughout the decades. Fashion is whatever we want it to be. Technology has created a society obsessed with social media. We now have reality television, YouTube celebrities, music videos, not to forget everything is touch screen.

 

Future Predictions

We predict that pop culture will be completely technologically based. Technology will be even more advanced than ever and will dominate everything.

 

 

 

 

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