PR 407 – Popular Culture
PR 407 – Popular Culture; Weekly hours: 2+0, ECTS: 4
This course aims to introduce the theme and problems in popular culture with special attention on the central role of popular culture in social life in contemporary society. It helps the students to understand the pervasive role of popular culture as the integral component of our lives. Understanding Popular Culture as “Culture Industry” and as Cultural Industries, analyzing commodity as spectacle, popular culture in the light of the global Postmodern Condition, technoscience & cyberculture, celebrity culture in film, television and music and other fan cultures, convergence and participatory culture. Other topics in Popular Culture Studies like video, computer, and online games, fans as interactive consumers, sport as commercial experience as well as the politics of the popular will be addressed.